At one point, before my endless hours surfing & listening actually did come to an end, I was trying to determine the show where Jerry first used the MXR Distortion+ on stage... I never did, but it seemed like I was narrowing it down to 77 or 78. To complicate this determination, a constant in the loop at the time also had a powerful gain stage that interacted with the front end of the preamp: the Mutron III (introduced either at the end of 76 or mid-76, ymmv)TI4-1009 wrote:From the 70's on Jer had either the MXR or one or more of the Boss distortion/overdrive pedals in his rack. Do we know that he wasn't using them to get any of the "not quite clean, not quite distorted" edge? (as opposed to the clipping/pushing/technique part of it)
Yes, yes, the fingers, the technique... none of us should need to be told.