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 #54672  by davidl13
 Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:41 pm
Anyone know what guitar and rig garcia was using on spring tour 77?

I love that tone....

was that the Travis bean era?

if so, what pickups were in the bean?
 #54678  by davidl13
 Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:39 am
was he using the twin/ macintosh amp? jbl d or k?, were E120's even invented yet...????

his reverb in particular is extremely warm and distinct....

if anyone has more details, i would love to know...
 #54682  by tigerstrat
 Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:44 am
davidl13 wrote:was he using the twin/ macintosh amp? jbl d or k?, were E120's even invented yet...????

his reverb in particular is extremely warm and distinct....

if anyone has more details, i would love to know...
Yes, the double-chassis Twin>('s Reverb)>MC2300 is the amp. Speakers are most likely K120's, E's came out a couple years later.

FX are Mutron III, Mu Octave Divider, MXR Dist+ (on floor, no switching unit) ... not exactly sure if he was using the Phase 100 and/or the delay yet.

Jerry's TB500's were apparently the only ones ever made with three pickups, rather than the usual two. Plus he added a Stratoblaster-buffered fx loop, his first one, sometime in November/December 1976.
 #54685  by davidl13
 Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:52 pm
thanks,

do you know if he was using the spring reverb from the fender or an outboard verb?

perhaps it is the PA verb, do you know what reverb, they were using in the sounds system at that time?
 #54702  by jonarobb
 Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:56 pm
tigerstrat wrote:
Jerry's TB500's were apparently the only ones ever made with three pickups, rather than the usual two. Plus he added a Stratoblaster-buffered fx loop, his first one, sometime in November/December 1976.
There were 2 other 3 p/u TB500's made besides Garcia's. I found this out on the Travis Bean site.

Here's the 2:

http://www.travisbeanguitars.com/index. ... detail.htm

http://www.travisbeanguitars.com/index. ... detail.htm
 #54707  by waldo041
 Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:25 pm
:shock:

nice find on those!

another interesting topic on jerry's bean 500's, were the 3 toggles. with the effects loops taking one of the toggles, how do the the other 2 control 3 pickups?

peace,
waldo
 #54709  by jonarobb
 Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:00 pm
waldo041 wrote::shock:

nice find on those!

another interesting topic on jerry's bean 500's, were the 3 toggles. with the effects loops taking one of the toggles, how do the the other 2 control 3 pickups?

peace,
waldo
Yeah, well now that I'm the proud and broke owner of a Travis Bean, I find myself loitering over at that forum a bunch. The database is very cool and useful....

Not sure about the toggles. Good question obviously. The math doesn't add up, right? 2 toggles, 3 pickups.....
 #54711  by davidl13
 Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:39 pm
thanks for the link to that database. I just added my TB1000A, 1978
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 #54713  by jonarobb
 Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:30 am
davidl13 wrote:thanks for the link to that database. I just added my TB1000A, 1978
Very cool, nice. I just picked up a 1000 Standard and am loving every minute of owning and playing it.
 #54746  by tigerstrat
 Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:14 pm
jonarobb wrote:
tigerstrat wrote:
Jerry's TB500's were apparently the only ones ever made with three pickups, rather than the usual two. Plus he added a Stratoblaster-buffered fx loop, his first one, sometime in November/December 1976.
There were 2 other 3 p/u TB500's made besides Garcia's. I found this out on the Travis Bean site.

Here's the 2:

http://www.travisbeanguitars.com/index. ... detail.htm

http://www.travisbeanguitars.com/index. ... detail.htm
Both were originally owned by TB employees I see. That sunburst 3-pup 500 w/ Imron neck is off the hook!

Here's the Artist that spent summer 2007 at my house. It had Dimarzio pups, that the new owner has since replaced with TB's:
http://www.travisbeanguitars.com/index. ... detail.htm
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Oh and reverb: Fender reverb afaict ... don't think he went to anything else til the 90's.
 #54761  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:44 pm
All those Spring '77 shows have this kind of hall verb sound to them. Was it something in their soundboard? I remember seeing some PHISH shows in '91 and '92 where I felt the went really heavy with the verb and I assumed it was an hommage to the '77 Dead era. Or it may have just been the shrooms.

Dick's Picks 3, 5/22/77, between Eyes and Wharf Rat you get a short Jerry space section (which happens to be fucking outstanding) where you can really hear the verb, maybe even a little delay in there as well?
 #54767  by davidl13
 Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:38 pm
Crazy 9.5 Fingers wrote:All those Spring '77 shows have this kind of hall verb sound to them. Was it something in their soundboard? I remember seeing some PHISH shows in '91 and '92 where I felt the went really heavy with the verb and I assumed it was an hommage to the '77 Dead era. Or it may have just been the shrooms.

Dick's Picks 3, 5/22/77, between Eyes and Wharf Rat you get a short Jerry space section (which happens to be fucking outstanding) where you can really hear the verb, maybe even a little delay in there as well?
yes it is the Hall Reverb in that tour that i think is outstanding...it is warm and grand!...of course the music rocks too...they were firing on all cylinders...i would love to know what reverb they were using on the PA