I thought the same thing! Then I saw little Jack in the background. I have the utmost lasting respect for Dickey and his achievements, but he was outplayed by Jack here. I’m not sure I have ever seen a guitarist so at ease with his playing as Jack.Dicky Betts, oh you mean the other guitarist. Sorry I couldn’t make out the colors.
It was documented that the entire band thought Dickey was too loud, with him using three amps at one point. They also weren’t happy with his decision to quit playing his Les Paul.Hearing loss
from an interview on jambands,com
by Larson Sutton
Jack Pearson: Still Dreaming Big
Your hearing suffered in your time with The Allman Brothers Band. Has it recovered?
That’s why I quit. I was having terrible problems with it. I still have it. It’s never gone away. I was wearing custom-made earplugs, but it still wasn’t stopping the damage. Dickey and I talked about it a few times. I always loved to play live, but it came to a point where I couldn’t do it to myself anymore. It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make: to quit The Allman Brothers Band. My favorite band. It was very, very tough.
It was the right decision, though.
Yes, I had to. My doctors told me I couldn’t keep doing it to myself. Most of my life I was known as the loudest guitar player in Tennessee. A lot of the damage I did to myself.
I’d like to see a picture of Dickey Betts using Twins. He’s always been a Marshall guy. If you watch the video with Marty Schwartz, Jack Pearson even says Dickey was using Marshall’s when he quit the Allman Bros..He quit the AB because Dickie was too loud, he was using 2 twin reverbs. Yikes.