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yorkey 03-16-2011 05:22 PM

Hendrix Watchtower trill?
Check this video of Hendrix at Isle of Wight. What's he doing at 04:00 - 04:06? It's like some mega trill that sounds like a pinball machine.

Zaphod_Beeblebr 03-16-2011 05:28 PM

... it's just a trill. Nothing technically special about it at all.

yorkey 03-21-2011 09:33 AM

You sure? I thought my trills were reasonably good but it never sounds like some sort of pinball, arcade game.

l3vity 03-21-2011 11:39 AM

It's just a trill with a bit of a delay on it.

Use a digital delay at about 200ms and a fair bit of reverb on a clean channel, or very low gain. That should get you a pretty good hendrix tone. You can beef it up a bit using a compressor if necessary too.

yorkey 02-27-2013 11:51 AM

Anyone else have an idea of getting that sound?

Sorry to bump an old topic.

Freepower 02-27-2013 01:20 PM

Sounds to me like another string is ringing out slightly out of tune with the trill. The trill is just a trill, the other noise is him playing another note with it by accident, possibly a harmonic.

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