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 #8514  by Stratmaster
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:30 am
How does he get that fat low sound. I know the kind of pickups he used but he always had that really sweet low sound. How does he do that?

 #8518  by jackaroe1276
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:05 am
I'm sure his rig had something to do with it, but I firmly believe tone has alot more to do with the fingers of the man who is playing than anything else.

 #8519  by st stephen
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:29 am
i feel like he used heavy strings and the his unique rig, all together gave that sound.

 #8520  by Trystine
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:56 am
There are a few threads related to JG's sound in the Grateful Dead Equipment forum. The one titled "help with my sound" will probably be the most helpful

 #8521  by jck_strw
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:27 am
Here's a Yahoo Group whose purpose is to talk about the Dead's sound:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/GearHeads/

I'm sure you'll find something useful there.

 #8540  by Stratmaster
 Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:30 pm
thanks all