"Guitars, Amps, & FX Used on Charlie Peacock's NO MAN'S LAND"
CP: Jerry which amps did you use on my record NO MAN'S LAND?
JM: I ended up using a 60's Sears Silvertone 1484 amp head into a Silvertone extension cabinet. The speaker cabinet was a 1482 combo amp that I bought off eBay that had been gutted. I popped in an old speaker I got the day before off Craigslist and volia, instant gnarly tones!
CP: I know we talked about limiting the guitar amp to the Silvertone, but at one point you changed up a bit, correct?
JM: There were a couple of songs where we ran the head into a 1955 Fender tweed cabinet. I also used a Bootlegger amp head that was built by my amp building friend, Gary Slayton. It reminds me of a tweed Deluxe, but with a "slope" knob that allows you to sweep the tone stack circuit of the amp. It's more than a midrange sweep - it changes the character of the amp. It's a sweet knob for sure! Wish all my amps could do it.
CP: How about the electric guitar palette? Again, we kept it pretty limited, right?
JM: I know I used my 1955 Les Paul Special that I bought from my good friend Tom Bukovac. My Floodsenberg (my Duesenberg JT model that was restored from the 2010 flood) saw some action on the tracks, as well as my Fender Jaguar HH. Pretty sure I ended up using my Danelectro baritone that was also restored from the flood.
CP: It's so strange to think in terms of pre
flood guitars and post flood. But we keep circling back around to the
tremendous effect the Nashville flood had on the music of Nashville.
So, this was pretty much a plug and play record, but I saw you inserting
a few goodies. Do you mind naming some of the pedals/devices you used?
JM: Effects included the built in reverb on the Silvertone 1484, a 70's EH Big Muff, an EH Wiggler tremolo, and a Roland Space Echo (got that in a trade with Bukovac!)
Jerry McPherson and Charlie Peacock have been friends for twenty-three years. During that time they've created at least fifty full-length recordings together. In addition to Charlie's music, Jerry's credits include Tim McGraw, Lionel Richie, The Civil Wars, Zach Williams and the Bellow, Nathan Tasker, Dolly Parton, Mat Kearney, Kelly Clarkson, Loretta Lynn, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, Rascall Flatts, Faith Hill, Sara Groves, Rodney Crowell and one gazillion more.