timricke
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#1
I jimi Hendrix would have lived long enough, I can imagine he would have been crazy about the locking trem setup on an electric guitar. What do you think? What other innovations do you think he would have embraced?
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It wouldn't be the same Jimi-style. I'm not a fan and I know this

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He probably wouldn't have done more with it than he did with the strat bridge.

To be honest, there isn't really that much you can do with a locking tremolo.
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Probably. He used the whammy bar enough already... imagine if it didn't **** with his tuning!


He might have also liked some of the new effects.. but guitar hasn't changed all that much, tbh.
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I don't think Jimi would've card about locking trems lik Floyd Rose honestly. I mean, he was a blues guy. Yeah, it was blues on acid. But blues nonetheless.
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The great thing about Jimi Hendrix was that he got everything right, guitar wise.
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locking trems seem a bit structured for him, unless he could break it and get some kind of epic infinitely sustaining screech or somethin, he wouldn't like it.
timricke
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#9
What can he do on a locking trem that he can't on his strat trem???? what about the reverse divebomb?? you can a little on a strat but not like with a locking trem. Think about it....feedback with jimi pulling up on the bar, creating screeches and squeals that call to you the way only jimi can. I realize that by now we all have heard what can be done on the whammy, but i think jimi would have tapped its resources before what we know now.
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#10
keep the replies coming tho...my opinion may not be urs and that is the great thing about discussions. no wrong answers here!
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Quote by TMF128
He probably wouldn't have done more with it than he did with the strat bridge.

To be honest, there isn't really that much you can do with a locking tremolo.

Joe Satriani and Steve Vai would like a word with you!

For a Floyd player its very annoying to switch to hardtails. A dilemma I face all the time, switching into my LP for its riffs and really miss the Floyd on my ESP when I wanna do a bit of soloing in it.

With a Floyd Rose its much easier (and much more precise) to catch a feedback off a fading note, which Satch does a lot. And Feedback was one of Jimi's favourite weapons. Jimi without a doubt would've been one of the first players to pick up the Floyd.
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Quote by TMF128
He probably wouldn't have done more with it than he did with the strat bridge.

To be honest, there isn't really that much you can do with a locking tremolo.


They said that about the original strat tremolo bar.

I think Jimi would have liked it too much and eventually brake it with his teeth.