#1
so I just found a body for my strat project, and next is pickups.

now i'm going for a jimi hendrix type of sound. i'm a total noob when it comes to strats, so i'm wondering whether custom '69 fender pickups would do the job.

it would make sense that they would sound in the similar range of dynamics that i'm looking for, but i was wondering if anybody has any experience these pickups, or could suggest something similar, or whatever could do the job. i would prefer them being from fender, but could be made by other mainstream companies (seymour duncan, dimarzio, etc.).

i'm pairing it with a maple neck if that makes any difference
It's all about feel
#2
bump. im also con sidering vintage noiseless. which ones will give me a tone closer to hendrix?
It's all about feel
#3
Mostly it depends on what amp you're using.
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#4
One of the most overlooked parts in Jimi's tone can be seen in this picture.
See if you can figure out what it is...

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#5
The afro?
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#6
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One of the most overlooked parts in Jimi's tone can be seen in this picture.
See if you can figure out what it is...



He played with the strings flipped?
No means maybe
#7
The Marshall in the background.
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#8
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The afro?
lol, no.
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He played with the strings flipped?
good guess, but no.

Hint: Lower right of the pic.

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The Marshall in the background.
The Marshall part of the equation was never overlooked.
Keep looking ...
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#9
Damn, totally thought it was the afro.


The bridge pickup being reversed to normal, iirc.
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#10
Nope ^
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#11
The grounding wire on his wrist?
Or no guitar lead?!?!!
#12
Nope, take that back. I forgot he played with an upside down right strat
#13
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The grounding wire on his wrist?
That's not a grounding wire, and it's not attached to his wrist.
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#14
His fingers? lol.
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#15
I really really wanna know! aha
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#16
the true key to jimi's sound were the hands that played the guitar
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#18
iTim was soooooo close with what he thought was a grounding wire on his wrist...
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#19
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iTim was soooooo close with what he thought was a grounding wire on his wrist...


He was a robot?

That or you are insinuating that the key was that he plugged his guitar into a different place, and that apparently tone is lighter than air.
#20
Last clue. It's blue.
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#21
The long cord that'd weaken his signal, and I THINK(emphasis on that) would lower the gain and give him a smoother sound? (Not so sure about this.)
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Last clue. It's blue.

The carpet in the recording studio?
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#24
pick up some cheaper mexican single coils i know a strat guy who swears buy them and always gets great tones..


hendrix learned to play lefty so he could have a reverse headstock.
#26
the wound cable?

?
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#27
High-capacitance cables shift the resonance towards the lower frequencies which dramatically alters tone. For example, Jimi Hendrix used a coiled cord with 3,000 picofarads (.003 microfarads), shifting the resonance below 2,000 Hertz on his Strats. This was the secret of Jimi's tone. Shifting the resonance frequency at 2,000 Hertz has a similar effect to a midrange boost. However, when he recorded and needed a typical Strat sound for some tracks, Jimi switched to a short, low-capacitance cable.
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