So I am in the process of putting together a first "Jerryish/Jerry inspired" rig as well. I am waiting on an SMS currently being built... I do not have an amp for the job. I do have some amps laying around, and will be starting out with a cheap linear amp first (artsla-1). This might give me at least, a feel for the linear amp route, using an earth drive to add some subtle breakup. I have a tone tubby purple to play through. My goal is to get a decent tone at lower volumes. (reality=I practice at home way more than gig) Later, I will definatly add one or two jbl k's, as this seems to be the only way to get that "thing," as well, I do need to project clearly over/(through) drums, bass and people, playing live. That is phase two however and I am in phase one, I mic my amp with a beta 57 almost always.... so This is where I am and where I am headed.... But the amp???????
Just a killer explanation of the McIntosh route above... W's guide to the mac for jerrifiles...
Question: I am asuming that the rocketron velocity and the mosvalve 962 are the class D amps waldo was refering to? I know people are using all kinds of things, but am I correct to assume that these two are the most used in this catagory for the job? Others just as popular that I missed?
My intuition, and from what I have read here (old posts), tell me that I want to go the mac route in the long run. 100 pounds is out, but I am a huge fan of the wheel, so weight can be dealt with somewhat. I prefer light, but I prefer good sound first. Price is an issue. It looks like I could get a Mosevalve easy for 200ish bucks. I'd have to wait a bit for the mac it looks.. Here is the clincher.... I want to inch my way towards jerry's tone yet stop at a point. I can not and do not want to sound exactly like jerry, but have the option to get very close, as I play a shitton of dead, but jazz, funk, reggae, blues also. ( oh nevermind, thats the dead) I have heard some amazing sound clips here, all are awesome. I do notice that some really great jerry tones are somewhat "thin" compared to others that are much fuller/fatter somehow. ..
Second question: How critical is the mac here? Is it for the serious, try to get it exactly people only? I want it to sound jerry and fat in the end, no doubt, I just don't have the means right now to follow Waldo's advice above and try both out myself.
A big huge thank you to every single person who ever posted anything on the jerrytone +. This forum is way beyond words in that so many people contribute freely and kindly. I have learned volumes just by reading old posts. Kinda feel like I'm home again. (again) - jim