Rusty the Scoob wrote:
That's it, I'm putting Golds back on my Starfire! This is the tone I've been searching for... not sure if the DeArmond will give it to me or if it's too beat. Remind me what else is in yours right now? Still ACG or did you ever get crazy with it?
How do you like the Radial DI? One of our better soundmen recommended it last fall, haven't made the swap yet but I'm thinking I should.
Without question the best 70's era Phil I've ever heard from anyone other than Phil in the 70's!
It's all Alembic Series II innards, from pickups to filters. Also Alembic style hardware including the sustain block under the bridge. I'll have to post more complete pictures. I think the DeArmond can do it, with the right hardware. The pickup and preamp are probably not as important as the strings and hardware. I think the F2B helps a lot. It's the classic preamp tone.
The Radial is OK. Decent tone. I'm going to try to audition the new Grace Felix, a two channel preamp/DI. I have a Grace M103 channel strip, which is without a doubt the best DI I've used, but it's mono. My Radial is the cheap stereo one, but it still sounds pretty good and it definitely does all the right things and adds no noise. I recommend having one, even if you eventually get something better. The JDI is even better.
I run mine post F2B, so it gets the tone settings from there.