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GreatestStoryEverTold
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Jerry's Wah Pedals

#9234 3 years ago
Just curious about the wah pedals Jerry used in the early 70's before he went to the auto wah or envelope filter pedal. I remember seeing a Pic from 73 or 74 and he had a Morley on stage. I've also read that he used a Coloursound Wah too and maybe even a crybaby or vox?

Does anyone know what he was rocking in early 73? Was it a Morley fuzz wah? Love his sound on DP 28 GSET from 2/26/1973, it mind blowing!
bitzer87
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Re: Jerry's Wah Pedals

#9245 3 years ago
Maybe this will help
www.dozin.com/jers/guitar/history.htm

In 69 he used a crybaby vox wah pedal. Just keep googling Garcia Guitars you'll find something eventually.

Rukind might mention it too.
GreatestStoryEverTold
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Re: Jerry's Wah Pedals

#9259 3 years ago
bitzer87 wrote:
Maybe this will help
www.dozin.com/jers/guitar/history.htm

In 69 he used a crybaby vox wah pedal. Just keep googling Garcia Guitars you'll find something eventually.

Rukind might mention it too.


Cool been on both those sites. Was wondering if anyone has any personal input. Thanks for you input man!
lostsailor
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Re: Jerry's Wah Pedals

#9343 3 years ago
I was looking into getting what Jerry was using (ended up with a crybaby...) back in the fall.

I vaguely remember him using his mutron since it came out, so that would be 1970ish, maybe through 1971? Any pictures of a vox or a similar pedal may be for sound level.

I am only guessing, but I don't think he was using a wah per se. But that's really a guess. I'm trying to think of the various guitar sounds he used, and doesn't the wah just appear around Ace? If so, he went right to the auto-wah.... but I'm probably wrong. Pappy knows.... x
Last Edit: 3 years ago by lostsailor.
lostsailor
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Re: Jerry's Wah Pedals

#9346 3 years ago
GreatestStoryEverTold wrote:
bitzer87 wrote:
Maybe this will help
www.dozin.com/jers/guitar/history.htm

In 69 he used a crybaby vox wah pedal. Just keep googling Garcia Guitars you'll find something eventually.

Rukind might mention it too.


Cool been on both those sites. Was wondering if anyone has any personal input. Thanks for you input man!

I stand corrected....
the highway terror
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Re: Jerry's Wah Pedals

#9367 3 years ago
*1972-1974 the wah pedal is a ColorSound "Vol + Wah"

into that in former times 70ern used Garcia nearly only one Wah Wah pedal of Vox. Into the late 70ern it extended its equipment by a Mutron Octave Divider, MXR Distortion and some other devices, e.g. the Mutron III car Wah, which one can hear on “Estimated prophet”. Into the late 80ern it used mainly Boss Effektgeräte, for example Octave Divider, turbo Overdrive and two effect loops. In addition it used extremely expensive Lexicon Effektgeräte, which were manufactured actually for use in the Studio.


Also ----- The 70's: (Info supplied by Rick Turner of Alembic)
Jerry used an extensively re-worked Strat. He played into a fender Twin Reverb amp with preamp outputs going to a Mcintosh 2300 amp. This powered three Alembic B-12 speaker cabinets which were stacked on their sides, so that he had a vertical column of speakers extending about eight feet into the air. They were stacked like this because it gave a much wider horizontal speread to the sound, with less spill going up into the rafters.

Garcia's Effects.
MXR Distortion + Script Logo for leads and gain.
MXR Analog Delay- the green one with 3 knobs.
MXR Phase 100 Script logo -( think candyman lead)
Mutron lll envelope filter- there is no other like it.
Mutron Octave Divider

In the 80's he changed the Mutron Octave Divider out for a Boss OC-2 octave divider. He ran his without the stabilizer and without the ring modulator on.


The gain /distortion sound went to a Boss HM-2, thats right Heavy Metal 2. He also added a BOSS OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion PEDAL and a Overdrive pedal, OD-1 both these pedals are yellow. After each of these he placed a Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer to shape the sounds of these pedals.

For a delay in the 80's and 90's he used an ADA 2FX which is actually a digital multi effects unit from the early 80's. He had this unit modified so that he could control the length of the delay and the regeneration with foot pedals. Those two knobs were actually missing from his rack unit. He used Ernie Ball foot pedals to sweep these parameters.

For Speakers he used JBL E120s stacked in a verticle cabinet in four then eventually three speaker configurations.

Check out this unusual speaker set up...

guitar.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zT...ns.com/gdroadie.html
Last Edit: 3 years ago by the highway terror.
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