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Did Jerry Garcia use a Mutron?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bayou_Brawler, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    my buddy decided to try out my Mutron on his guitar the other day. after tweeking it real quick he got jerry garcias exact vowel like effect he used to use. did jerry use a mutron?
  2. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
  3. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
  4. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    I think he used a Mutron octave pedal too?
  5. mr e

    mr e

    Nov 17, 2003
  6. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Hehe, they still advertize them as "Get that Jerry Sound" too I think :)
  7. That "Estimated Prophet" thing...
  8. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass

    I love the Dead!(on a good night)

  9. That's Alice Cooper!
  10. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    No, heroin.
  11. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004
    heh heh... good call rickbass
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Please realize, I hate, I mean HATE the Grateful Dead with all my heart.
    I only went to their concerts so I could smoke pot and snort coke with my friends, (and, believe it ornot, St.Louis cops who were htting the hash pipe!!!!
    I always thought Phil Lesh was the most boring bassist I ever had the displeasure to put up with..........I couldn't care what all the old fat, pot-smoking Alembic hippies did to make him sound good...........HE BORED ME TO TEARS!!!!!!
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  13. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Bruce Lee Voice on..

    ( Points Up)

    "Dont Look at the Finger or....."

    (Gesturing to the sky with a wide arc of a wave)

    "You will Miss All of That Heavenly Glory."

  14. RyanHelms


    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    To note, the original Musitronics Mutron III (the HAZ Labs Mutron III+ is an illigit clone) and the Q-Tron were both designed by Mike Beigel.

    And yeah, as far as Phil goes, whaddya expect from a guy who's a classically trained trumpeter abducted by deranged hippies? The Dead really should have learned how to play... :rolleyes:

    edit: Hey rickbass, why so uptight maaaaaaaan? :cool:
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  15. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Ryan - It was just pure hell!!! When and where I grew up had an "Deadhead" culture. I'd go to parties because many of my best friends were there and all damn night, week after week, party after party, it was the Grateful Dead all damned night on the stereo. A bunch of these people even referred to Garcia as "Jerry", like they were best buds.

    Thing was, I have nothing at all against the Dead as people or their fans. They were some of the nicest people I ever met. And the band came off, at least to me, as some of the nicest people you could want to mert......no star-tripping whatsoever.

    But man! Those Dead jams of what seemed like eternal, pointless noodling that went nowhere, like someone totally lost on the fretboard, IMO, were just maddening!

    After seeing The Stooges..........well....life was different for me.
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  16. mr e

    mr e

    Nov 17, 2003
    i heart the dead
  17. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member


    You are being obtuse. If I read between the lines, you are not terribly fond of the Dead?
    I concur. My best friend in high school had hundreds of their bootlegs on tape. I could never get into it...to say the least. I went to one show: eh. My last Dead show too.

    BTW, I recall from old '70s mazine articles Jerry did use the Mutron.

    FWIW, Zappa favored their wah-wah.
  18. RyanHelms


    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    I feel ya.

    You wanna hear some schtick-funky jams, though, try anything from Reconstruction. More tightness than the Dead ever thought possible. Garcia mostly took a supporting role to the horn line and John Kahn (long time bass pal of Jerry's, uh, I mean, Garcia) slams. Their cover of the Bobby Caldwell tune "What You Won't Do For Love (L-O-V-E)" hits it.

    Oh, but there's no Mutron III... :rolleyes:
  19. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I went to about 5. You do that when you're about 18 years old because all your friends are going.

    Plus, the "party" in the seats was so good. At one show, the New Riders of the Purple Sage were doing the bill before the Dead and a friend of mine, who was a dealer, got backstage and smoked a bunch of his finest with the New Riders. They were so messed up when they hit the stage, they often lost their ability to play cohesive songs during their performance.

    Then, one of the St. Louis cops who was doing security at the show saw us passing around the pipe. He said, "Let me see that!" So we thought, "OK, damn, we're busted!!!" Instead he sat down with us and hit that pipe for the entire Dead show at this gorgeous Fox theater.
  20. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004
    whats the difference between the dead, and the grateful dead... i never really listened to either.

    hippy bands are a major turn-off