Mayer playing Garcia's "Wolf" in NYC

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  1. iaresee

    iaresee Supporting Member

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    Are we sharing Mayer with JRAD clips? This one floors me every damn time.



    This is before he was well into the Dead & Co thing and still playing it his way. With JRAD I think that works very well.

    Dude's beyond good. Floors me more and more every time I hear him.
     
  2. JohnK24

    JohnK24 Supporting Member

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    Maybe that’s what I’m hearing then, John not being “John”, but trying too cop Jerry ? I got into D & Co because of Mayer’s playing and tone of the PRS/ Dumble-J Mod rig. It’s all variety and good guitar music.
     
  3. Chops

    Chops Gold Supporting Member

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    He’s such a great player and he fits in so well in that context.
     
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    Agreed ^^^
     
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  5. Major Dude

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    Man I really like this, thanks OP! :aok
     
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    That was a great clip, thanks for posting.....while I prefer his tone with the PRS, it certainly does sound more Jerry-like and I agree the guitar was probably uncomfortable for him and pushed him to play differently (in a good way).
     
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    I'm floored at his ability to emulate Jerry and then add his own flavor. Top notch improvisational skills
     
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    Another time Wolf got played somewhat recently.

     
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    He's just good, period. He fits in perfectly with D&C now and they're so tight as a unit. He's that perfect blend now of Jerry and himself in that 'pocket'.
     
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    Sounds good to me! That's the Garcia tone for sure.
     
  11. big mike

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    Sounded great to me.
     
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  12. Nashville_Tele

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    I saw the show last night. I was initially thinking no way, couldn’t be, but it certainly sounded like it, looked like it, and then I remembered the Met exhibit and I read this morning it was true. After a few songs it was already true in my head. John’s absolutely superior playing coupled with the Jerry phrasing he clearly has down at this point on Wolf was really out of sight. Alternately delicate and searing, always singular. You forget how many notes Jerry was missing on most nights until you hear someone hit them all, only leaving you with all the more appreciation for both players. It’s a weird time for music, don’t know what else to say.
     
  13. ReddRanger

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    I think it sounds great. I agree that it’s the perfect blend of both players. I hear Jerry, but I totally hear John.

    The first few noodles John hit before they started were downright spooky. That tone!
     
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    8:24 opening video.
     
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    Man, a couple times in that clip if you close your eyes it sounds like shades of 1978. Wishing I hadn't passed on getting tickets for that show now! As I've said on TGP a few times previously, I love Mayer with this band, as well as what Chimenti and Oteil bring. Saw them at MSG a couple years back and it was better (by far) than several of the actual GD shows I saw in the early 90s. Thank you for sharing this OP!
     
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    It's also interesting to see he doesn't appear to be using the OBEL on Wolf, which I guess is consistent with his approach when using the PRS axes with D&C. And as far as the tone goes, I don't hear too much highs at all. If anything it sounds a bit to me like he might be using the neck pickup (especially the opening riffs of Cold Rain & Snow at the end of the clip). Pretty round and bassy. Definitely bringing his own touch and approach to Jerry's instrument.
     
  17. Rockinrob86

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    That sounds fantastic! Tone is in the fingers, but having excellent fingers and the right gear sure doesn't hurt!

    Somebody get him Alligator!
     
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  18. JohnK24

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    So where does this Alembic fit in ? Apparently Wolf was an Alembic, gone custom ?

     
  19. leftygeetar

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    gotta hand it to him, he's really trying tap into every audience
     
  20. TopDog

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    I think he sounds terrific, he's a great player.

    He's living the life!
     

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