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Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:21 pm
by caspersvapors
Does anybody know if the single coils in Wolf were changed when Jerry got it back in late 77? To my ears it sounds quite a bit different than his tones in 73-74. Thicker, for sure, and less of that glassy beautiful thing he had in Winterland 74.
Perhaps they were switched to a hotter single coil?

Re: Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:07 am
by Jblue76
Maybe it’s the gain from the envelope filter? Mesa amp maybe?

Re: Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 am
by TI4-1009
Since Jerry thought his pickups "wore out" and he changed them pretty regularly, I'd say so. Question is replaced in-kind, or different type.

Re: Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:04 pm
by Searing75
I believe they were Dimarzio SDS-1’s.

Re: Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:26 am
by caspersvapors
So I just got the latest Daves Picks release and if you look at the pic of Jerry on the back of the booklet, Wolf has single coil pickups with black covers! So definitely his pickups changed.
That explains what Im hearing.

In 4/12/78 looks like he either changes pickups again or changes covers, because theyre white. I hear that tone being closer to fall/winter 78 than 74.

Re: Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:27 am
by caspersvapors
Searing75 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:04 pm
I believe they were Dimarzio SDS-1’s.
Seems likely

Re: Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:55 pm
by PurpleTrails
caspersvapors wrote:So I just got the latest Daves Picks release and if you look at the pic of Jerry on the back of the booklet, Wolf has single coil pickups with black covers! So definitely his pickups changed.
That explains what Im hearing.

In 4/12/78 looks like he either changes pickups again or changes covers, because theyre white. I hear that tone being closer to fall/winter 78 than 74.
I came home to type the same thing! And looking at the height of them, I'd be guessing SDS-1's as well.

Also, really like the tone he got in the latest Dave's pick. Really meaty.

Re: Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:46 am
by Pointclear
When Jerry got wolf back in fall of 77 it had sds-1 pickups, an effects loop, and a blaster. His fall 77/winter 78 tones are some of my favorites as well.

Re: Wolfs pickups in 77

PostPosted:Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:22 pm
by wfrobinette
Is pickups were changing quite often in late 77 until he got the tiger in 79. I mean he’s have different pickups from one show to the next.