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 #156579  by LongStrangeJam
 Mon May 15, 2017 4:49 am
Looking for tips on Jerry's tone from these years, espeacially with the sg. Amp settings, guitar tone settings, etc. The darker tone before he switched to single coils and the brighter years has some appeal. For reference, the 5-2-70 other one, the tone there is spot on. Thanks
 #156584  by TeeJay
 Mon May 15, 2017 11:57 am
SG>Earth Drive>Twin Reverb>JBL
 #156812  by 8-6-71 for me
 Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:44 pm
5-2-70 is the SG into a Fender Twin. I have both and that is literally all there is to it. On a master volume twin, volume on 7 (always), master on 4.

For 71, well, Jerry played like 10 different guitars. The SG up through Feb (Three from the Vault), then the Ric Turner peanut guitar, an Alembic project (Ladies and Gentlemen...and Skull & Roses), a Guild SG clone in late April, Alligator for the show in June in France, tv yellow LP from July to mid August (DP 36), sunburst 71 LP 8/14 & 8/15, maybe a tele 8/23 & 8/24 (Road Trips 1 3 and also DP 36) then back on Alligator for the rest of the year (RT 3 2)