#1
in some biography shows and stuff like that about hendrix, i hear people say he tweaked with the back of his guitars, ive been really interested in playing hendrix stuff lately, and im really tryin to find anything i can do to make me sound more like him. so i was wondering if anyone knows exactly what did he "tweak" exactly, wires , action? thanks for the help
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#3
I can tell you he did all of the above mentioned and used light string gauges in combination with 5 springs on his trem for more stable tuning....


...but you seriously think you can sound like hendrix? If you can even get close, props to you.
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#4
^ not that hard , imo

strat+ over driven amp+ blues runs+ way to much whamey abuse+ stoned out hippie fans= hendrix legacy

i mean- he did alot for music- but in no way is he THAT great. i mean most musicians can play better than he could, hes not very clean, and the singing sucked.

but he was different- so thats why hes big
#5
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strat+ over driven amp+ blues runs+ way to much whamey abuse+ stoned out hippie fans= hendrix legacy

i mean- he did alot for music- but in no way is he THAT great. i mean most musicians can play better than he could


i completely disagree with you.
his guitar licks are extremely technical, whether you know it or not.

as for the threadstarter: to clarify about reversing the strings...the bottom pickup is usually diagonal, to make the lighter guage strings brighter. But hendrix, since he played a right handed strat like a left handed strat....had a bottom pickup in reverse diagonal position, resulting in his heavier guage strings sounding brighter than normal.

Also, his gear was minimal, a Uni-vibe, fuzz face, and a wah pedal. Wah pedals these days aren't that great, though, might have to either buy an expensive one or do some post-market mods.
Last edited by forsaknazrael at Aug 21, 2006,
#6
about the reverse diagonal....


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#7
maybe some of his pickups were reverse wound? i don't know. just always wondered how he can control all the feedback with a lot of fuzz and an extremely loud amp.
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#10
yea he also used an octavia, and like 10 vintage marshal full stacks, but hey dont sound like hendrix sound like you, hendrix didnt sound like anyone and that was part of what made him great.
#11
hes not that great IMO, but he sure did something to the history of music.
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#12
for that hendrix wah use a Teese Picture Wah
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#13
Quote by km-r
hes not that great IMO, but he sure did something to the history of music.


Sheesh - people just do not understand the technical ability of Hendrix.

Digitech also has this Hendrix pedal with some signature tones
#15
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#16
Quote by tongue untied
^ that sounds nothing like him with most guitar and amps


I've never used it, just heard about it.