#166832  by caspersvapors
 Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:21 pm
Does anybody know if the single coils in Wolf were changed when Jerry got it back in late 77? To my ears it sounds quite a bit different than his tones in 73-74. Thicker, for sure, and less of that glassy beautiful thing he had in Winterland 74.
Perhaps they were switched to a hotter single coil?
 #166837  by TI4-1009
 Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 am
Since Jerry thought his pickups "wore out" and he changed them pretty regularly, I'd say so. Question is replaced in-kind, or different type.
 #166840  by Searing75
 Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:04 pm
I believe they were Dimarzio SDS-1’s.
 #166842  by caspersvapors
 Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:26 am
So I just got the latest Daves Picks release and if you look at the pic of Jerry on the back of the booklet, Wolf has single coil pickups with black covers! So definitely his pickups changed.
That explains what Im hearing.

In 4/12/78 looks like he either changes pickups again or changes covers, because theyre white. I hear that tone being closer to fall/winter 78 than 74.
 #166848  by PurpleTrails
 Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:55 pm
caspersvapors wrote:So I just got the latest Daves Picks release and if you look at the pic of Jerry on the back of the booklet, Wolf has single coil pickups with black covers! So definitely his pickups changed.
That explains what Im hearing.

In 4/12/78 looks like he either changes pickups again or changes covers, because theyre white. I hear that tone being closer to fall/winter 78 than 74.
I came home to type the same thing! And looking at the height of them, I'd be guessing SDS-1's as well.

Also, really like the tone he got in the latest Dave's pick. Really meaty.