Brad - your so right - my last dead show was in 93 ( buffalo ny - rich stadium ) I brought a bunch of friends - I felt so sad for jerry - he looked like he didn't even want to be there - could barely hear him - he was so out of sync with the rest of the band - maybe 1 or 2 songs were good - the rest - not so good - I couldn't even imagine the weight he felt on his shoulders to keep the show rolling on (band mates and 50 employees to worry about ) and he really didn't want to keep on going - no wonder he self- medicated
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe his in-ear tone was spectacular. Somehow, I'm guessing it wasn't. I'm not a fan of direct guitar without a mic'ed speaker somewhere in the signal chain. I haven't tried the modern modeling gear, but to me it's always going to lack that sound of air being moved. YMMV and all...
Could not agree more! Just don't understand how and why he would've made such a decision unless he simply just didn't care anymore. I mean, even if he didn't care anymore, how could he accept such a downgrade in tonal quality!? In my opinion there's nothing worse that he could've done to kill that "epic inspiring tone".
I cringe when I hear anything with midi as well, but putting that holy grail of a rig to bed was the worst.[/quote]
Is it possible that what he heard in his In-Ears was not what we heard FOH?[/quote]