Oh man! I think about that tone a LOT! That blooming sustain when he first starts winding up that solo. You know it's about to blow. That solo, in particular, is just so soulful.williamsaut wrote: Specifically the solo in Tales of Yankee power off of the 1991 Double Live CD which has always blown me away.
Anyway, I get something very close to that sound by jacking up my sensitivity knob on my Dyna Comp. completely cutting the tone on my tubescreamer, volume at 12, Gain at 9. Then I add a light blending of reverse delay setting on my FlashbackX4, just a touch, a little tail at the end of your notes, the Comp making your guitar very touch sensitive, that blooming sustain enriches the reverse delay tails. Your guitar should be on the edge of feeding back when idle. Then, of course, I like to add a shimmering reverb, but toned down quit a bit, so the trails aren't overwhelming.
Also, I've not gotten the chance to try it out yet, but Digitech's Freqout pedal....
Every time I see an ad for it, when I hear it, I immediately think of that Freqout pedal. Check it out.
I feel like there are a lot of Jerry's sounds in there, especially when he stretched out in the JGB.
Garcia's Lazy Lightnin' you know... it's not all that easy to catch.