strumminsix wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:51 am
Played around with one years ago.
Had a nice, modern MB clean. But nothing JG.
It’s interesting to me that a lot of the stuff that Jerry used for his tone is also used for heavy metal style stuff. I mean a lot of gear has such a wide range. I mean the Boss OD-1 and OD-2 can easily be be cranked into heavy distortion territory, yet Jerry used both. Also the Dimarzio pups are a favorite with metal heads.
It seems to me that one could tweak the Mesa to get some great lead Jerry tones (aka Boss pedals) with real tube richness and run it through a clean power amp or even Fender clean channel, as opposed to the relatively “thin” boss pedal tone. One could also change out the tubes for different affect, even tryin a 12AT7 for less gain on the clean or blues channel.
His rhythm tone probably wouldn’t come through at all with the Mesa as that is pretty much Twin>Mc>JBl
I mean it may not be “exact” but I’m thinking of giving it a try, lol. I just don’t see logically why it @wouldnt work. Not trying to recreate the exact Jerry tone but just get close enough to make it sound good (like sparkling clean edge if breakup lead tones).
What the Mesa offers is a real rich tube sound to the tone and that “edge” that Jerry seemed to have in all his gear.
Would only try it if I got a real good price in one though.