Jon S. wrote:Since none of us is Jerry none of us would sound exactly like him even on exactly Jerry's original gear.
If we accept the above as accurate, a corollary may be: based on our individual hand and finger sizes/shapes, ergodynamic needs, picking styles, etc., we may, individually, be capable of actually sounding more like Jerry on gear that differs from his (in strategic ways) than on gear designed to be identical.
I know you have very strong opinions about this Jon, but i must say that my opinion differs from you and i think you are completely wrong.
You must have the skill to pull it off, but if you do have that skill combined with the exact gear the results are absolutely amazing. But if you not have the skill it does not matter what gear you have or try you will never pull it off.
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