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Hey Tim-- i have some gear Intel on this from Martin Birch who recorded this record in the rolling stones mobile truck in montreaux. Being a dp nerd I hammered him with questions when I met him 2 summers ago. He was very sweet and patient with my ....interrogation. During the recording of machine head, Ritchie either played a cherry 335 thru a modified horby-skewes treble boost into an AC30 or the black 68 strat into a modified horby-skewes treble boost into a marshall major into two 4x12's with greenbacks. To his recollection the Strat never got plugged into the AC 30 and the 335 never got plugged into the Marshall because it would just howl like a beast apparently in the studio confines. The modification on the horby-skewes treble boost is that it had a level control installed which he would run backed off a bit to 75% ish. The 335 also had the pickup screw pole pieces super cranked up hi with the actual whole pickup being pushed pretty low into the mounting ring, thus making the other coil with no adjustable pole pieces much lower in output....RB liked it that as it made the 335 sound like it had single coil p90s in it.... so you were only really hearing mostly the jacked up pole piece side of the pickup and the other coil of the pickup was close to a third inch lower then the jacked up pole piece side but still humbucking. The awia tape machine delay/preamp was not in play yet...that didnt appear till Coverdale was the singer. For "smoke" specifically, the rythym guitar parts are the strat-marshall major chain and the solo we all know note for note in our heads was the 335- ac30 chain. So it wasn't really one or the other it was actually both from that song. He said at the point of recording machine head he had almost completely transitioned into the Strat Marshall major scenario and rarely played the 335 ac30 scenario much anymore only on a couple solo bits did he use it on that record. Also live at that point he had completely abandoned the 335 and ac30 - it would only reappear for the studio and he believes machine had was the last time the 335 and the ac30 came out to be recorded or was actually used in the studio. Anyway I hope that too long of a comment was helpful.