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Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:22 pm
by MTGJR21
I'm looking for the best way to get a Jerry tone out of my Blues Deluxe Reissue. I play a Strat and mainly use a Wampler Tumnus and Boss SD-1 for OD, but I always feel like I'm never really getting close to a Jerry tone out of the amp. Any recommendations for getting those tones out of the deluxe?

Thanks

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:31 pm
by lbpesq
First things first. Are you using the middle pickup most of the time?

Bill, tgo

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:49 pm
by MTGJR21
Yea I'm mostly riding the middle position and sometime the mid/bridge

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:14 am
by lbpesq
What speaker is in the Blues Deluxe?

Bill, tgo

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:08 am
by tntawney
lbpesq wrote: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:14 am What speaker is in the Blues Deluxe?

Bill, tgo
I agree. You need to make sure you swap out speaker for a JBL.

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:34 pm
by MTGJR21
I still have the stock speaker in there. Is a JBL the secret sauce?

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:38 pm
by MTGJR21
What kind of JBL speaker is the best for nailing the tone, without having to hunt down a vintage E120?

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:00 pm
by lbpesq
Most people believe that a D120 or a K120 are the preferred speakers of choice. The K120 will handle a lot more wattage, but they both sound great.

Bill, tgo

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:42 am
by joshq
MTGJR21 wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:34 pm I still have the stock speaker in there. Is a JBL the secret sauce?
JBL is big time secret sauce!

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:25 am
by bzbz
I use K120s - and yes, they are effective as a "secret sauce" -

BUT they must be broken in, and I have found that it is often necessary to play softly with the fingers with an increased amp volume, as possible - this tames brittleness.

And there is NO "secret sauce" to compensate for lack of practice, prowess, touch, and phrasing - the majority of the "magic" is still in the fingers......

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:37 pm
by strumminsix
There is no such thing as a secret sauce:
guitar woods
scale length
strings
pickups
buffer
OBEL
preamp
poweramp
speaker
practice
study
stretch your skills
etc
etc
etc

all those things matter. doing one without the rest won't get you there. might still sound great though.

Re: Jerry Tone from a Blues Deluxe

PostPosted:Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:53 pm
by 8-6-71 for me
The JBL speaker will get you 63.8% the way there. Seriously, it’s a BIG deal.