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 #107861  by Dozin
 Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:50 am
The new Scarlet video with Jackie Greene on TRI's site is proof Weir is on top of his game.

When I went and saw Furthur this past tour I thought the same thing about Weir's playing. Just fantastic.
 #107882  by Dozin
 Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:40 am
You hear Jay at the end yell Thank You! I think that delay is a big part of that rich tone too.
 #107894  by seamones
 Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:44 am
Dozin wrote:The new Scarlet video with Jackie Greene on TRI's site is proof Weir is on top of his game.

When I went and saw Furthur this past tour I thought the same thing about Weir's playing. Just fantastic.
Anyone got the link for this? It doesn't seem to be under 'Video Archive.'
 #108062  by broesau
 Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:14 pm
He sure is! What is he playing there, Gibson L5? Nice guitar, but no matter what guitar he plays they all have the same tone, unless he is playing an acoustic. Makes me wonder why he has so many in his rotation; Modulus, Modulus Strat, Pepto Strat, 335, especially switching so much between the Gibson 24.75 scale and a Strat 25.5 scale?
 #108933  by Smolder
 Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:25 pm
Not sure about his electric playing because I've always had a hard time hearing him in the mix, but his acoustic work, and his vocals are at an entirely new level. This is based in part from watching videos and simulcasts from TRI. I was very very impressed with the work that site.
 #108947  by Stevo123
 Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:36 pm
I agree, his playing the last few years is just phenomenal! I'd say his style now is almost completely different from the old Grateful Dead stuff, and functions very differently in the music than any traditional "guitar part". It actually bears little resemblance to "guitar playing", lol. Some shows he can be a bit lackluster, but when he's on fire and turned up in the mix, he f*cking rages. The last "The Dead" show, Rothbury '09, is the best example of this that I know of.