Just traded my Mesa for a 65' twin reverb reissue and i know it's no blackface but i love the thing. I'm looking to dial this big boy in for some Jerry tone and was wondering what everyone was doing in the rukind community??? Current playing a Resurrection Bolt with 3 super II's if that helps.
I used to have a 65 reissue. It has tons of headroom. As far as getting the JG tone, it will get the Fender tone, But it has a way to brittle/tinny tone to emulate Garcia's tone. When i had mine i set the treble at 5 (usually higher on other amps), Middle at 9, bass at 2, and reverb at 6.Try loading it with jbl e120's. I traded mine in for a 64' Blackface Bandmaster. That came close, but the 2 setups i've used that we're the closest are:
1.)Guitar w super 2's, sds1--->Groove Tube Trio---> Macintosh 2120----> Jbl e120 2 x 12 cab with open back
2.) 73 Fender Twin (with Jerry mods,high mids boost)thru the same configuration.
I think the most crucial elements are jbls, fender twin preamp, dimarzio's. That will get you close. Then its all tweaking the knobs, and practicing the songs.