#1
I read, in a guitar magazine i believe, that hendrix stuck a match/toothpick in his pickup selector switch somewhere and achieved a different tone or something to that effect. can anyone enlighten me on if this could hold your pickup selector in a weird/specific spot or something to that effect?
#3
He probably put in in his neck spot, because he used the neck/mid a lot. It's alot easier to have the neck stopped so you can just switch right to the one you want.
#4
Up until 1977(one of the few good things to come out of CBS-era Fender), strat switches were three-way, not five-way. Hendrix stuck the match in to get the mid-neck position you can now easily get with your five-way switch on a modern stratocaster.
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Up until 1977(one of the few good things to come out of CBS-era Fender), strat switches were three-way, not five-way. Hendrix stuck the match in to get the mid-neck position you can now easily get with your five-way switch on a modern stratocaster.


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#6
With a 5 way switch as on a strat, it is possible to use the points halfway between each selector to acheive a slightly different sound too.
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Up until 1977(one of the few good things to come out of CBS-era Fender), strat switches were three-way, not five-way. Hendrix stuck the match in to get the mid-neck position you can now easily get with your five-way switch on a modern stratocaster.

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how does wood conduct the to contacts together.... someone enlighten me...
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#9
It don't. It jams the switch in the position where contact is being made to two pups at the same time.
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#11
The old 3 way switch can be put in neck/mid or mid/bridge position. But being spring loaded with detents didnt take much of a bang to the guitar body to make it drop into the detent. So a match stuck in the slot where neck position is the detent/spring would hold it against the match and keep it in mid/neck. Toothpick would tend to fall out being so small a match stick jams in rather well. There wasnt really an aftermarket like we have now. Back then you bought a guitar stock and that was about it. Its why Iommi didnt keep using a strat was replacement pickups were really hard to get so when it broke during recording he couldnt just go down to the shop and get a replacement dropped in.
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George Harrison used to do it too...in fact he may well have been doing it before Hendrix.


Plenty of people did it before Hendrik