I'm sorry but that's ridiculous to me. Reliability ALWAYS matters. Or do you want to be in the middle of a two hour set with failing, farting equipment? You don't think that's a traumatic interruption no matter if there is a backup somewhere, which will take several minutes to replace? You are right they WERE the GD, playing huge shows- all the more reason to pick the best gear that won't go tits up in the middle of Bird Song, or start sounding funny somewhere in the middle of a tour because a set of power tubes is moving through the natural arc of their lifespan.jenkins wrote:I seriously doubt that how much the amps wieghed, their reliabilitiy, changing the tubes, or the resale value mattered at all. These are things that people who play in bars consider.
They were the grateful dead playing huge shows. He always had backups of everything ready to go, so reliability shouldn't matter. He had roadies to carry his equiptment, and he wasn't selling his old gear. He was either keeping it or woud give away a lot of it.
I cant see the weight or resae value coming up in jerry's mind when considering amps
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia