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    Here's Jerry's main twin reverb:



    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...-original-twin

    And his Wall of Sound McIntosh 2300 "Budman" amp...



    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...ias-twin-sound

    Anyway lot's more to bid on, if you like the GD (and who doesn't?):

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...ad-and-friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff
    Here's Jerry's main twin reverb:



    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...-original-twin

    And his Wall of Sound McIntosh 2300 "Budman" amp...



    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...ias-twin-sound

    Anyway lot's more to bid on, if you like the GD (and who doesn't?):

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...ad-and-friends
    I wonder if the guy who has bid that Twin up to $9,500 read the fine print: “no amp”. It’s just the empty cab and speakers.

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    Yeah, the chassis was taken out of that amp and put into a custom cabinet to function as essentially a preamp. The signal went from Jerry's rig into the amp and then from the preamp out to the McIntosh 2300. When the Wall of Sound was created, Jerry stopped using Fender Twins on stage with the Dead and never went back, as far as I know. The goal was 0% THD from the amps and PA.

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    $15,000 !!!!!!????

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    A little too much weed, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrandWazoo
    $15,000 !!!!!!????
    I know - another $6K and you could have bought Pigpen’s old shirt

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...stage-at-sound

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    Okay… I’m an old dead head and would have loved to own “Alligator” (Jerry’s strat from 1970-1973). But I’ll have to be honest and say most of the items are just junk…. really. Sentimental value only…

    Now… if I had millions in excess cash squirreled away, I might be tempted to try for the vocal array from the Wall of Sound and hang it in my loft (imaginary, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWV
    I know - another $6K and you could have bought Pigpen’s old shirt

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...stage-at-sound
    “A few stains”…you’d think for that price they could have dry cleaned it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff
    “A few stains”…you’d think for that price they could have dry cleaned it?
    Hear me out: his name was Pigpen.

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    Late capitalism.

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    The Vault (thousands of concert recordings) was/is the Dead's retirement plan, plus all the stuff they've had sitting at Club Front and other storage facilities for decades. Jerry died 26 years ago, for pete's sake, which somehow seems shocking to think about. Probably time to start paying for storing all the stuff which, for some part, does appear to basically be junk. Geez, Weir has a truckload of guitars. I was always intrigued by the Modulus Blackknife ones.

    FWIW, most of the instruments, backline and other equipment were paid for and owned by the band's corporation, not the individual musicians. This resulted in some unpleasant legal wrangling as Jerry left three of his guitars (Wolf, Tiger and IIRC Rosebud, to the luthier who built them (Doug Irwin) in his will. If I remember correctly the band sued the Garcia estate over that and ultimately lost/settled; two of the guitars went to Irwin, who put them up for auction since he was broke and disabled, and most of the other guitars went to the corporation. One of several legal nasties that occurred after Garcia's death.