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All of you Deadheads, take a gander at this.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, May 3, 2018.

  1. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    There are a LOT of Deadheads. Some of them are rich. Most aren't, but enough are that they probably sold more than a few of those guitars.

    -Ray
     
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  2. Marc Muller

    Marc Muller Tele-Meister

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    He's playing banjo here too. UOTE="Ricky D., post: 8358977, member: 11807"]Jerry's best playing IMO was on pedal steel with the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Like this:

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  3. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Holic

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    I am confident that Jerry did not suffer from back pain.
     

  4. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I don't think you'd ever know. The guy just lived to play music...
     
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  5. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Not much of a Dead fan, but I really like the "hippie sandwich" construction style. Have never owned an instrument made like that, but I would not turn down an Alembic bass made that way...
     

  6. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Willie's just havin' an old man get off my lawn day... :lol:

    Personally, I like the Alembic, but yeah, I'd look pretty silly sittin' on my porch with that thing. Clint would make fun of me, for sure. "Are you gonna play that thing, or just look at it?"
     

  7. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I don't know about "nearly everyone", Ray. The late 70s are easily right up there with the early 70s for me, and most of the heads I've known. Any era with Keith :D.

    If I could play any one of Jerry's guitars, or one like them, it'd be Wolf, no question. Something about that guitar. I don't like scrolly inlays, but I wouldn't exactly dig 'em out... especially if I was only borrowing it. :twisted:
     
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  8. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Detroit
    For me ? That stock 50’s Strat at Veneta

     
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  9. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's

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    that is a gorgeous inlay...who is worthy to wield such an ax?
     

  10. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Well, that could very well be...but as much as I enjoy(ed) Jerry's playing and the music of the dead...I have no attachment to any of his guitars...or anything oddly ornate and gadgety. Now...get off my lawn!:lol:
     
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  11. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Well, OK. How about "more Deadheads than not"? I THINK that's safe, but I'm only one guy, so perhaps I'm projecting.

    I was there for the late '70s myself and they were real real good. They got a lot tighter and more consistently professional (dept of redundancy dept?) after the hiatus. But they rarely took it out near as interestingly as they did before. They did occasionally - my second show (Mac Court, Eugene, 1/22/78) was one of the wildest second sets I've ever heard and it holds up REALLY well on tape too - or now on CD, they found a Betty Board and released it as Dave's Pick 23.

    But my favorite era by far was the 72-74 stuff when they were down to just Billy on drums. Much as I love Mickey, they were a really different band without him, and I thought better for it. With him they were like an ocean liner that could get up a hell of a head of steam, but couldn't turn in a hurry if an iceberg presented itself. With one drummer, they were so loose and lithe and quick and maneuverable - like an amazing jazz quintet that could swing like crazy and turn on a dime.

    But that's just me! ;)

    Yeah, Veneta was peak Dead IMHO. Anything Jerry was playing then is all you'd ever need...

    -Ray
     

  12. Torren61

    Torren61 Tele-Meister

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    He wanted to show his bone... er, something.
     

  13. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Holic

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    I love early seventies and late seventies. Can’t pick a favorite. When I think Early - I remember Help/Slip etc and have to give it up for the Late. I do agree that the only Billy days were special.
    Veneta, though, is special. I think it wouldn’t have mattered what guitar he played that day but that is my favorite tone right now. I attribute that to the sun blaring down on his fender tube amp on an exceptionally hot Oregon day. One of the things that sets this show apart.
     
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  14. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Definitely different with one drummer vs two. My experience over the years has been that both periods tend to be equally loved. Often someone will have one "very best" show in one era, but MORE runner-up shows in the other. But then the next guy is the opposite.

    I like it all, but I still miss Keith.
     
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  15. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

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    Gosh, I agree completely, what a GREAT sound he had going there!
     
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  16. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I think it's ironic that Alembic is making copies of Doug Irwin guitars. Doug did work at Alembic, but he was on his own when he built Wolf and Tiger.
     
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  17. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

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    Well, if Irwin had any problem with it he'd probably would have taken action but nothing as such has happened to keep them from doing so.
     

  18. CJM3309

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    Big Brown! I always liked his big semi hollow guild. Definitely a lot going on wiring wise, haha. I wouldn't even know where to start wirh all tbose knobs. Or how you get to the point where you decide you need all of that. Still cool though. 209081.jpg
     
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  19. KCJonez

    KCJonez Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    That oregan show is one for the ages but all kinds of great stuff to listen over the years. I just listened to a couple of the June 77 winterland shows. Holy...the one with the samson>terrapin>dew>round and round Is sick. And the next night has other one>wharf rat>nfa>gdtrfb>jb Goode. And these don’t even get ranked with the best of the yr. So pick your favourites, but i bet you’ll find something to dig from any tour. Even 94/95 (10-1-94 is awesome...check it out).
     
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  20. Ben-Zion

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    Maybe because late period Garcia couldn't fit INTO a pair of pants. Sigh.
     

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