#1
I'm a deadhead all the way and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions I play an American Strat SSS and a Schecter Hellraiser Avenger
#3
Garcia went through a series of guitars and effects throughout his career. By 1973 he was using his famous Doug Irwin custom guitars, but prior to that it was mainly Gibson Les Pauls and SGs and an occasional Strat. His rackmount setup looked like a panel off of the space shuttle sometimes, so it isn't going to be easy to replicate some of his later tones.

Take a look at this site for more infor, and get ready to write some big checks:

http://www.dozin.com/jers/guitar/history.htm

Oh, and don't forget to accidentally cut off the middle finger of your right hand. It worked wonders for him.

A lot of weed would probably help, too.
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