I see the Fender pre as being pretty crucial for the overall tonal charcteristics and of course the lush natural reverb, but I really don't understand why the power amp would have to be an mucho-expensive and big-and-heavy antique McIntosh. AFAIC, it can be any decent solidstate amp with a good amount of headroom that doesn't color your sound at all. The newer ones like QSC's, Mackies, Crests, whatever are SO much more portable and generally more reasonably priced and I seriously doubt you'd be able to tell the difference in sound. But damn those faceplates look cool. I use a Yorkville Beta 800, an 80's model (so kinda heavy an big still) that pushes 250w>8ohm/400w>4ohm from each channel
Distortion on Jack Straw? I... guess so, on some later ones. I tend to play the first solo dirty and the other one mostly clean(ish).
Minglewood! Samson! Passenger, Far From Me, ... I NEED A MIRACLE.
solos on Comes A Time, Fire On The Mountain, Slipknot, Stranger, Other One, Wharf Rat, Believe It Or Not, NFA, outro jam of Deal ...
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia