strumminsix wrote: ↑Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:48 am
Best thing I've experienced: a simple recording device!
Folks spends so much time in the gear they miss the simples:
Ears + Eyes: really listen to Jerry. Watch videos. Record your playing. Listen side by side!
Find some Jerry isolated! Listen to where Jerry leaves room for Bobby! And how he plays off Bobby and keyboard accompaniment.
Most folks here post clips with nice tone and chops, but are way fatter than JG's isolated, miss the cutting edge, omit the JG rhythm beauty of just a few notes, often much more simple than what folks think...
You are right about Jerry keeping things simple..he was very strung out a lot of the time and wasn’t exactly “on point” like other guitar players in that regard. Bobby was doing more than people realize, especially in songs like Eyes of the World and many others.
When playing with a monster bass player and TWO drummers, not to mention Bobby and whom ever was filling in the rhythm on keys, he had to cut through the mix, so he was using ear piercing levels of treble in his tone. I find this tone achievable but somewhat unbearable on my my ears when playing at home to a simple loop track.
It just doesn’t sound good without a whole band. I don’t understand how these guys kept their hearing ... are they using ear plugs? Love the wall of sound but seems like a recipe for perpetual tinnitus.
How did these guys do it ... and how do they keep doing it without losing their hearing lol?