"When I was looking for the right amp for this band, I went through all the classics, and some of the weirder stuff too. I wanted the response of a Plexi with the controls of a Super Reverb, and for this the YSR was a no brainer. Super clean and loud but VERY warm, the YSR allows me to shape tones with my pedalboard, and it's quite happy to get dirty when I need it to. The fact that it is Canadian and built like a tank ensures you won't see me playing anything else in the near future."
With an unruly style and an unorthodox stable of guitars, Jim Dan Dee has taken the music world by storm since the band's inception in 2014. Showcasing for NXNE, Canadian Music Week, and TD Jazzfest and sharing the stage with bands like the Sheepdogs, Big Wreck and I Mother Earth are some of the highlights of JDD's inaugural touring year.
After the successful release of the ep "Five Stiff Shots" and the single "The Silence" (Produced by Jeff Martin of The Tea Party) Jim Dan Dee fans have been asking for more. Stay tuned for the band's first full length album (self-titled) due for release October 19, 2018.
Jim plays a mixture of Baritone Fenders and D-tuned Godin guitars while infusing some open-tuned hollowbody slide into his brand of "Bourbon-Fueled Motown Blues". His amp is an original 1971 Traynor YSR. Some amp mods include grounded AC and a master volume to make the amp more usuable in modern situations; other than that the tone is pure 1971 YSR.