PZ: Speaking of Jerry, what was it like playing his Wolf guitar in Colorado? Did it have a special feeling, a unique tone...?
JH: Well, you know it's got a lot of switches on it and I didn't get the opportunity to really familiarize myself with it before we played the gig. Phil literally walked up to me like right before soundcheck and he just walked over there and handed it to me. You know this is it, this is got the mojo. And he said, "Here, I want you to play this tonight." And I said, "Okay!" So I had to jump right into it and I didn't really get a chance to figure out what all those switches did, but I found one sound that sounded pretty close to what I was trying to find and it sounded a lot more authentic to me than my guitars did for playing that music. But I haven't heard the tapes, so I don't know what it sounds like. I only played it that one night at The Fillmore. It was unbelievable - I'll tell you that. It's a heavy guitar and I didn't even really realize it until the end of the night when I had a knot in my back. I was like, "Damn this thing is heavy!" But man, it played fantastic. It was pretty surreal. You know, I've seen the footage of The Grateful Dead Movie, you know and he's playing that guitar there. It was just surreal to play that music on that guitar.
PZ: I think that a lot of people, me included, think that that guitar has almost magical qualities.
JH: I do too! I'd like to hear the tapes where I'm playing that guitar and listen to tapes where I'm not playing that and listen to the differences. I'm sure that there's a marked difference.