TeeJay wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:28 pm
Some photographers still shoot film when digital is more convenient. Some painters still work with oils when acrylics are faster. Some woodworkers still insist on hardwood when MDF is cheaper. We are artists and what we choose to work with matters. The listener can tell a difference.
All good points!
I agree that if you are a musician, you are an artist. I for one don't think there is right or wrong art or approaches to it. We all go about it in our own way for our own reasons. There is a matter of pride in what we do and that is a very personal matter. I, for example, think that the crew that assembled Jerry's gear were sound geniuses. I am trying to put together a rig based on their ideas and philosophies for:
A- MY tone, played through various types of guitars, as best as I can afford, and to what suits MY ear. It just so happens that the Jerr rig is that. AND,
B- To get THAT sound that is forever imprinted in my DNA, through a Jerrycaster (for now), as best as I can afford, to what suits MY ear.
I agree that it is all in the fingers and a jillion hours of noodling. Personally, I am in the learn it on an acoustic camp. If I could play like Jerry, I would be happy to plug into ALOMOST any super clean rig. That being said, Jerry played his guitar AND his amp. I like the headphones idea mentioned above. There are so many ways to go about it, and a lifetime of learning to get from him. I say, if you are diggin' it and feel groovy, FUCKIN-A!!!! Thats what art is about.