jdsmodulus wrote:Jerrys Alvarez Yairi model was DY-99 w/vine. That was the later version with the Modulus neck. It had a custom LR Baggs system installed. Both Bob and Jerry were working with St Lous Music to build custom guitars and electronics. Bob had a rackmount version of his preamp. Jerry and Bob both used the Pendulum SPS-1 acoustic preamp. This is the best preamp out there! Jerry used a Trace Elliot TA100r Acoustic amp for the show in Berkeley. Before that, when he played the shows wtih Grisman he played an Alvarez custom I cant remember the number. He had a few of these. The GY1 came later, he didnt play this one with Grisman. Not sure about amps during 90-91 but up until then (JGAB) he was still using Fender>Mac>HT Cabs. There really isnt a lot of info from this time and I would guess because alot of this work was done outside of the Dead. Less publicity and less photos to look at and such. Just like everything with JG it changed all the time. Even show to show.
Thanks guys. Great stuff as always. This is the exact info I was after. I'm leaning towards a Martin thin line gold. I have a 00-28 that has this system. I plug it into a fisman pre-amp that clips to my belt and then right to the board. It sounds fantastic although I suspect the small bodied Martin may have more to do with that than anything. I have a Baggs system in a Taylor 714 but I've never been able to get that right balance beetween the p/u and the mic. It always winds up sounding too boomy. That guitar has a cedar top though which I'm sure contributes to that problem.