shadowboxer wrote:At the risk of being kicked out of the tribe, i think that if Jerry was still alive, he'd be very interested in what Mr. Quilter has developed and maybe even using it. It's the whole mad scientist in the lab, working to perfect things vibe, kind of like a modern day Owsley.
To each his own, no hate when i say this but.... Jerry is not alive. He played with the GD for 30 solid years as well as his own band and many other sit-ins or benefits. This left a trail of good, amazing and shitty tone. If you are after HIS tone, the equipment is pretty much known and available to try and achieve what he laid down. Some equipment may need some modifications but the actual gear is known. If anyone is after a "modern day" Jerry tone, one that some may "believe" he may have used is only speculative because again, Jerry is not here to use today's gear. And if he were, the opinion would still be out whether it was good, amazing or shitty. One thing i can guarantee though,even though he had roadies and trucks to haul it, he would not be searching for his sound based on the size or weight of the equipment. That is not saying he would not use or try some of it, I am only saying he would not have pigeon holed his options only to size or weight. And that does not mean bigger sizes or heavier gear is better, but if it is avoided because of that, a sacrifice in tone has been made.
His 90's acoustic sounding tone was only an experiment of in-ear technology and he and they tested a few avenues trying to eliminate the bleed over of the monitors on the stage in an attempt to produce the finest live show sound. That is what they did, one only needs to look at what both Phil and Bobby use today to see where the in-ear experiment led to, even in smaller rooms.
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