TI4-1009 wrote: the common wisom in these parts is that a Super 2 split coil in the middle position is one of the key elements.
That is specific to Garcia's '82-'95 ('93?) sound. Personally I have a slight preference for the split Dual Sounds of the '79-'81 Tiger. Recently listened to the 9/12/81 Estimated> Eyes> Jam> Space while driving up Mt. Hood... it just doesn't get any better than that!!
But the OP said he is ordering a Wolf-modeled guitar, which leads me to a question I've never even considered and wonder if anyone (paging Mike W.!) knows the answer: were the Dual Sounds in the Irwin Wolf ever replaced with Super 2's?
...In '89, perhaps, or sometime after?
since we can pretty much eliminate the rig as it is the constant here. the 2 guitars, wolf and tiger, sound pretty similiar even with different preamps. but the difference is definately heard in the pickups used.
wolf with dual sounds/blaster
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-1 ... lac.flac16
tiger with dual sounds/opamp preamp
http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-11- ... sbeok.shnf
but i can clearly hear a difference with the super II's, especially in the higher register.
tiger with superII's and opamp buffer
http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-05- ... sbeok.shnf
89 wolf with superII's and opamp buffer???
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-1 ... eok.flac16
now looking at the specs of the dual sound/super distortion and the super II, we can see why.
strictly going off of the audio, i believe 89 wolf had the super II's, but that is strictly my opinion.
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