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 #130827  by shadowboxer
 Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:45 am
Anybody see Warren on Weir Here last night? I am wondering if anybody had any comments about the tone from the Wolf.
 #130832  by shadowboxer
 Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:01 pm
It did sound good to me too. In my opinion, Warren is probably the best improviser among the people who play Garcia's stuff, albeit with a little Allman-style blues added into it, which may be to some people's taste or not. But his note selection and ideas are great. I was, however, kind of surprised by the Wolf's tone. It was very clean and, at least to me, it didn't seem to sound a whole lot like a Jerry guitar with the Super 2's. Maybe that's my computer speakers or the amplifier he was using.

It was a good night for Bob too. I did, however, think that he went overboard on the effects sound on China Cat.
 #130879  by brbadg
 Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:44 pm
Well the tone was there,it's just that well,once again we're waitin for the big man to show up!I enjoyed the show
 #131006  by dogfood1
 Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:15 am
I thought the sound of the Wolf was really nice (headphones/iPad) but the TONE was all Warren. Just having Jerry's guitar didn't make Warren sound like Jer, Warren still sounded like Warren. In the back of my head, I really wanted it to sound like Jerry, but it did not. There were a couple spots that sounded Jerry-like, but all-in-all, Warren.

I suppose you can chase the tone all you want, but I'm pretty sure it's in the fingers, not the guitar.

Great show BTW!
 #131023  by shadowboxer
 Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:31 pm
Upon closer inspection, it looks like he's using the neck pickup or the neck/middle combo most of the time. Maybe that accounts for the difference that I'm hearing. I thought Jerry never played with the neck pickup. Didn't Warren get the message from this forum that the split coil middle is where 90% of the Jerry tone lies?