Mike Gordon tweeted a photo that he said was from “Aspen 1988!”, which was presumably a reference to the show Phish played at the Aspen Mining Company on August 6, 1988. The picture doesn’t show us a whole lot, but the it gives us the basics. As always, if you have photos from any time in early Phish history that might be useful for gear-identification purposes, please send them my way by email or social media using the contacts at the right.
Amplification: Mesa Boogie Mark III Long Head.
Cabinets: 2×12 Languedoc wood cabinet.
Guitars: Old Reliable.
Floor Pedals: Ernie Ball Volume.
No Tube Screamers back then?
This is the only photo I have, but there are no distortion pedals as far as I can tell. The Boogie is a 3-channel amplifier, so he should have access to plenty of gain.
On a boogie? nah
I keep checking to see if you’ve added more. I’d love to see a rundown of the early 90’s but I imagine photos of his rig from the early days are difficult to come across. As always, nice work here!
Any idea whether Trey was using 6L6s or EL34s (or both) in the MKIII?
Great photo! I actually own that Doc 2-12″ cab in the photo.