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 #41669  by jenkins
 Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:59 pm
myoung6923 wrote:I always see so many postings about Jerry's tone being all in his fingers. Well - I've seen a couple of videos where Jerry's sitting in on jams with other people and he plays straight into a stock Twin - no effects loop, JBL's, Mac or any of that magic. And - yes - you can tell it's Jerry because of his style - but it's not the "Jerry tone" that we all know and love. The amps break up too early on stock models and it just gets a gritty distortion tone.

So - I hear what everyone means but the tone is the tone - style is the style. Even Jerry doesn't sound 100% like the sound we know without his rig.

well said myoung.