An interesting listing went up on eBay recently that we think a number of our readers will be interested in. An eBay user who goes by the name “maestrohealy,” which is how longtime Grateful Dead sound engineer Dan Healy referred to himself on occasion such as in the liner notes of Two From The Vault, has put a pair of effect pedals allegedly owned by Jerry Garcia up for sale.
Along with a 1967 Boss Tone distortion pedal, Maestrohealy is selling an effect that was a trademark of Garcia’s sound – a MU-TRON III pedal. The MU-TRON adds an autowah effect which Jer utilized in such songs as Estimated Prophet and the disco versions of Dancing In The Streets. He also used the pedal on Fire On The Mountain, Feel Like A Stranger and Shakedown Street.
Here’s the description of the item up for bid…