strumminsix wrote:Dude, you should buy the GD Gearbook. It gives some great insite into the rigs used over time.
Thanks for the advice, I work in a book store and bought it right away. Have read parts but didn't see anything in there that told me how to reproduce the sound using today's tech.
I love that site and I've seen this before:
But I don't really know what I'm looking at and I don't have the money or time to do any of it, but thanks.
What do you have?
I have a Zoom effects processor that has 16 different effects each one able to be adjusted with three different switches that have three different settings for each switch. Its one of the 'personal' ones, it goes on your belt that I bought 12 years ago and I also, please don't laugh, have been using Garage Bands settings that I think are robust like for just the AUMatrixReverb Setting alone you can adjust:
large delay range
small hifreq absorpt
largre hifreq absorpt
So its got about 20 effects that all have a lot of ways you can tweak them like above. Now obviously I am a novice when it comes to effects, but it seems like I should be able to at least get closer to Jerry's sound with all this than I am already.
What do you want?
Jerry's clean sound as well as the distortion of '69 as well as how it changed come '71 as well as that cool/annoying '77 deal, like with Dancin' from that era.
I'd dump the compressor for sure.
I'd also advocate against much reverb.
Thanks for that advice and anything forth coming!
I advise to you is to find your sound, if jerry's sound is what you wanna sound like, go off of it. Get a new sound, with some of jerry's in it also.
Thanks Mike that is just what I am doing!
But DO use a healthy dose of spring reverb, but sh##-can the digital simulation.
Spring Reverb what's that?
Wish I could can the digital sim if you say so, but like most family members I don't have the money to go blow on effects boxes especially knowing as little as I do.
AS importantly, turn your amp treble UP (WAY up, just trust me), the amp bass control WAY DOWN, and (and this is the key here) your guitar tone control DOWN. Find the sweet spot with the guitar tone pot.
Thanks a lot for this, I'm going to go try it tonight!
I believe Jerry's rig was very basic in '69. Get an SG, a Fender amp from the early Silverface era and maybe a wah and you're halfway there. The rest is in your hands and in your mind.
Again the money issue, can't just go spring for an SG or the PRS I want let alone the amp I want, that's why I am trying to do the best I can with what I have.
I'm already half way there with in my mind and hands, I play for a couple of hours every night.
i recently perfected treys tone and i played with it for a while. but it was too weird and i didnt like it. the tone wasnt mine, it felt like i was trying to make myself trey. my tone still has alot of compression and is really fat and bass heavy but i altered a bunch of settings to sound like I wanted them to and i'm alot happier with it now
Thanks, that's what I'm trying to get to!
Thanks to everyone for chiming in and thanks for any more help! You guys (and this place) ROCK!
"Everybody can dance if they want to, that means everybody...That means you all can dance if you want to, in fact its nicer, there's no point in watching us, we don't do anything we don't normally do." Jerry 01/17/68