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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Jerry Garcia and a SF3

Bigfoot
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The floor is getting farther away...
Aug 26th, 2015 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Came across this pic looking at Rolling Stone Mag's 100 top guitarists, although the posted link is from elsewhere. Jerry was ranked #46. They show him quite young, trim, beardless, glassless, and with a SF3. I didn't know he played a Guild, and an old Strat too. Looks like he used it on the first Dead album. I suspect everyone knows this but me...

Jerry with his SF3

(This message was last edited by Bigfoot at 08:13 AM, Aug 26th, 2015)

stratcowboy
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Aug 26th, 2015 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I remember correctly (and I might well be mistaken), I think Phil even played Guild basses. Maybe?

Taildragger
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"bald to the bone"
Aug 26th, 2015 09:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's...

...correct:

Taildragger
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"bald to the bone"
Aug 26th, 2015 09:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

From a 2010 interview:

"Yes—my second Guild Starfire. We called it Big Red; then we stripped all the paint off it and called it Big Brown. It had LEDs in the neck and touch-sensitive switches and everything. The Guild was very fragile—it had layer upon layer of circuit cards inside it, and it was always in the shop, like a British car. Eventually I went back to basics and played a Music Man bass for a while. But I still have the Guild, with all the same electronics as well as the power supply and the cable, which is like a hose."

Taildragger
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"bald to the bone"
Aug 26th, 2015 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jack Casady of the Airplane was also a Guild player for a...

...time:

stratcowboy
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Aug 26th, 2015 08:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I kinda thought that was the case (with Jack). But was wondering if I was making that up in my head. I have photographs in my personal file from that era, so I should check them.

Interesting, though. Jack and Phil both have that great full, rumbling, though very melodic sound. I've always felt they were kind of "brethren of bass."

Taildragger
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"bald to the bone"
Aug 26th, 2015 11:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I've always felt they were kind of 'brethren of bass.'"

You may be...

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