Many times I find myself listening to Jerry with the Dead and Jerry Band from the same years and even the same month sometimes and it the gear seems to change a bit. I know the venues were different sizes and all but does anyone know if he had separate rigs throughout the years ? Pretty general topic but any input is welcome.
I am by no means an expert but from what I can remember from reading the differences in equipment most times was minimal. Later years I believe instead of using the in ear monitor like with the Dead Jerry kept everything on stage. With the JGB the volume Jerry played at was also set louder so I think at least to my ears where most of the difference is.
Also, it is my personal belief that in the later years Jerry put more emotion and joy into playing with JGB than he did with the Dead and at least I think you can tell a difference. Just my two cents.