#1
any idea what pickup positions jimi used with foxy lady - the riff and the solo?
#4
keeping in mind that JH had a strat with 3 single coils, I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and say that it was bridge for riff and a combo of bridge and neck for solo. That said, his tone is so unique it's hard to be entirely sure.
#6
i asked about jimi what you thought jimi used, guys. so on a strat ...
#7
Quote by vtpcnk
how can you get a combo of bridge plus neck on a strat?


Meaning he used either one at different times. That's just what it sounds like to me, but I can't be sure.
#8
Quote by vtpcnk
i asked about jimi what you thought jimi used, guys. so on a strat ...


Well he might of used the neck or the neck + middle or the middle or the middle + bridge or the bridge but you know considering how many times he has played that song he's probably changed it around but you can't deny how awesome the neck + middle is. Anyway why did you want to know?
#9
Jimi used the neck pickup a lot in his playing, it gave a real thick sound. He also sometimes used Middle+Neck, so try those options.
#10
Quote by azn_guitarist25
Well he might of used the neck or the neck + middle or the middle or the middle + bridge or the bridge but you know considering how many times he has played that song he's probably changed it around but you can't deny how awesome the neck + middle is. Anyway why did you want to know?



So he asks which PU position and you list all the possible positions?
#11
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So he asks which PU position and you list all the possible positions?


Well considering I wasn't alive during the Hendrix era I wouldn't have a clue and so it must be one of those 5 but considering Hendrix has played that song numerous he may of have changed the pickups each time he played it so who I wouldn't say that there would be a definitive pickup selection he used for foxy lady all the time.
#12
Hendrix never used neck+middle or middle+bridge because all strats then only had 3 way switches
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#13
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Hendrix never used neck+middle or middle+bridge because all strats then only had 3 way switches

Well, he could've but I doubt he did, especially if he was doing quick switching.

But it sound sounds like the neck pickup to me.
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#14
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Hendrix never used neck+middle or middle+bridge because all strats then only had 3 way switches


You can play those positions with a 3 way switch. Google it if you must.

IIRC, I think Hendrix did use them.
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#16
He put a match into the pickup selector at the neck position, so when he switched to the neck pickup, the selector got struck at the neck+middle position.
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#18
Hendrix never used neck+middle or middle+bridge because all strats then only had 3 way switches

Actually, he and a few others were the first to figure out if you put the selector between the notches, you could mix the tones. He most obviously did use it too. You can hear that neck+middle tone so well in a ton of his work.

how can you get a combo of bridge plus neck on a strat?

It's possible to do it with some of the American Deluxes with S-1 switching and all that jazz, otherwise you have to rewire it to get it working.
#19
Try a fuzz face.
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#20
it honestly doesnt matter what position he used, if you have a Marshall Plexi from the 60's, and a couple of 60's strats, plug em in and just listen to them! if you dont then who cares, just play what sounds best/closest with your set up. there is honestly no need for this
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#21
i was only referring to the version on the album. yea i know that fuzz is used on the song - but i wanted to know which pickup positions on the strat were used as well.

anyway thanks for some of the useful replies.
#22
Have you ever played the song?

Play it and then use the pickup that sounds the best, end of story. =)
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#23
>Have you ever played the song?

daily - part of my practice.

i normally use the neck plus middle combo for riff and rhythm and neck for lead. because my neck is louder than the neck/middle combo.

just wanted to know how the original was done.
#25
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Hes on the bridge pickup here, who knows how his tone dials set though.

Most of hendrixs tone comes from the fuzz pedals and amp anyway so just pick whatever pickup sounds best for u


well the texas special on the bridge was so "ice picky" i swapped it for a sd lil 59. so playing the bridge pickup is out of scope for me i guess. unless ofcourse i use the single coil on the 59 by way of coil split. let me check that out.
#26
I'm pretty sure he did the bridge for the riffs, and neck for the solo's.
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#27
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keeping in mind that JH had a strat with 3 single coils, I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and say that it was bridge for riff and a combo of bridge and neck for solo. That said, his tone is so unique it's hard to be entirely sure.


This, 'cept neck only for the solo at least live this how in every video I see. I can hear the possibility of the combo dubbed on the studio track as well.

Check out the solo at woodstock... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPUQTi0y3Do&feature=related
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