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 #117022  by Mosfed
 Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:36 am
I am sure this has been discussed before but I couldn't find it.

What pickups were in the Bolt? Super 2s? In all three positions?

And I am assuming Rosebud was 3 Super 2s?

And yes I have checked Waldo's site.

 #117096  by Mosfed
 Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:54 pm
You know I have to say that I can only come to one conclusion for the general disdain for Garcia's Bolt that is generally exhibited on this site. When I looked around for answers as to the pickups, I couldn't believe how many people were ripping it.

My conclusion:

You guys weren't seeing enough JGB shows at the Warfield from 1993-1995. Bolt through the standard on-stage Garcia set up sounded spectacular. OK Ok at Deadshows, Garcia's sound, Bolt or not, took a major dive in 1993 but that wasn't Cripe's fault. It was those damn in-ear monitor thingies.

I included this clip on a question re: the Whammy pedal. Worth posting again: