I've always thought, ( hoped ) that part of the hair that I love in Jerry's 80's sound is the Mc2300 clipping. How every note, no matter how hard or soft it is picked, has that same low level of sizzle to it that doesn't go overboard when he digs in. Just the picking dynamics and clean gain starts to show more. The hair on the lead edge of the note is the same.
OR could have been the Sennheiser 401 mic on the cab starting to show it's response.
On that point, the mic on the cab is a tone modifier yes? Great board recordings are a good source for analyzing Jerry's tone.
Has anyone here pushed a Mcintosh to really clip hard? What's it sound like? I haven't done it yet. I want to get a Mc50 so I can do it without excessive volume. Any thoughts?
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