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How come when Jimi Hendrix plays his SSS strats he makes them sound extraordinary, every other strat I hear has often got a twang or a whack (when two pickups are used at the same time) type of sound to it, how can I get my strat to sound like Hendrix'?
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Bridge pickup and cranked Marshall
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Listen to his studio tone. It's actually very clean. But as you said his tone isn't that twangy. My guess is this:
Hendrix cranked his amps, getting ALOT of distortion. To clean things up he then pulled down the volume on his guitar. This causes you to loose output and get a cleaner tone. It does also take away some treble, meaning it doesn't have as much attack and twang.
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The fact that the pups are in a different setup in relation to the strings surely plays a part too. As he played right handed Strats restrung, that would certainly have an effect.
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ive never noticed a difference between upside and rightside up pups, other than pole pieces, which is easily fixed.

on the SD site, the only difference between LH and RH pups is what side the lead comes off of.
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Hendrix cranked his amps, getting ALOT of distortion. To clean things up he then pulled down the volume on his guitar. This causes you to loose output and get a cleaner tone. It does also take away some treble, meaning it doesn't have as much attack and twang.


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Thats probably the best guess of what he did. I also believe SRV stole that trick from him as well.

And an up-side-down pickup really isnt really going to do anything at all.
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if i get a left handed guitar and re-string it so i can play right handed would i sound more like jimi hendrix?
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no. but you might sound like him if you STUDY his playing, he has hisown characteristic techniques. and you will never sound jsut like him.
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You cant sound like Jimi. Only Jimi can sound like Jimi. Sorry.
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if i get a left handed guitar and re-string it so i can play right handed would i sound more like jimi hendrix?


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try to be usefull once in a while...

and i think the main factors on hendrix tone are those vintage fenders, cranked plexi, and the neck pickup (at least i use the neck pup to get a similar tone)

EDIT: and the pup poles being a different place give a different tone too
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Hendrix didn't just crank his Marshalls, he cranked his Marshalls. He literally turned everything up to 10.
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