*Vintage Guitar* magazine created a "25 Most Valuable Effects" list and comin... more
Vintage Guitar magazine created a "25 Most Valuable Effects" list and coming in at number 3 is the Univox Uni-Vibe pedal. "Vintage" writes in this article "If Hendrix touched it, you can bet it’s enshrined as effects legend. Originally intended mainly as a rotary speaker simulator for organ players, the ’Vibe – manufactured for Univox by the Shin-Ei corporation of Japan – was really a four-stage phaser with four pairs of light bulbs and cells for a liquid, juicy tone that hooks plenty of players from the first moment they hear it, and which caught fire big-time in the late ’60s. To hear the original, check out Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” or his performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock.."
The Fuzz Face® Mini pedal line features legendary Fuzz Face tones in smaller,... more
The Fuzz Face® Mini pedal line features legendary Fuzz Face tones in smaller, more pedalboard-friendly housings with several modern appointments: a bright status LED, an AC power jack and a convenient battery door. As with the original models, Fuzz Face Minis feature true bypass switching.
The FFM3 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Mini Distortion has the same circuit as the JHF1 in smaller housing, delivering the thick, smooth Fuzz Face tone that Jimi Hendrix made famous in a pedalboard-friendly size.
Used during 1968 studio recordings and my be at Miami pop festival more
Used during 1968 studio recordings and my be at Miami pop festival
Axis Fuzz was made by Roger Mayer for Hendrix during 1967, just before he rec... more
Axis Fuzz was made by Roger Mayer for Hendrix during 1967, just before he records Axis Bold as Love.
Hendrix used the Octavio for some of his prettiest passages as well as for so... more
Hendrix used the Octavio for some of his prettiest passages as well as for some of his gnarliest. The song “One Rainy Wish” from Axis: Bold as Love definitely falls into the former category as Hendrix uses the Octavio to add a dreamy otherworldliness that enhances the tune’s sweetness. However, “Who Knows” and “We Gotta Live Together” from Band of Gypsys find Hendrix eliciting barks, belches, and skronks as he unleashes a veritable clinic on using the Octavio while playing double-stop 4ths and 5ths—he even throws in some wah wah for good measure. Sick! Listen to the end riff of “We Gotta Live Together” for even more stony low note howl. The most famous Octavio track, however, is undoubtedly “Purple Haze.” You can hear how Hendrix uses his pickup and volume knob settings as well as his picking attack to vary between different flavors of effect on different parts of the tune. Master composer, interplanetary blues man, and sonic visionary—genius! - See more at: http://www.jimdunlop.com/blog/hendrix-his-effects-and-how-he-used-them/#sthash.bMxadkUM.dpuf
There's something about a wah pedal that really gets my gut going! People wil... more
There's something about a wah pedal that really gets my gut going! People will probably say, 'He's just hiding behind the wah.' But that isn't the case. It's just that those frequencies really bring out a lot of aggression in my approach.
Hagstrom writes in this article from their [official site](http://www.hagstro... more
Hagstrom writes in this article from their official site "There are very few instruments which have influenced classic rock music quite like the Hagstrom eight string bass. The bass was famously used by such players such as Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding."
Hendrix can be seen in this image with a Fender Precision Bass. more
Hendrix can be seen in this image with a Fender Precision Bass.
In this image, Hendrix can be seen playing a Fender Jazz Bass. more
In this image, Hendrix can be seen playing a Fender Jazz Bass.
Pick or fingers.Jimi used whatever medium gauge pick he had, and it’s been re... more
Pick or fingers.Jimi used whatever medium gauge pick he had, and it’s been reported that Experience carried thousands of picks on their tours.
Please cut & paste the above shared link from my Google Drive for full explanation/article directly from 'CollectibleGuitar.com' (July/August 2014 Volume 1/Issue 4).
This gold sales award was presented to Jimi Hendrix for the album "Rainbow Br... more
This gold sales award was presented to Jimi Hendrix for the album "Rainbow Bridge" commemorating over 500.000 sold copies.
This gold sales award was presented to Jimi Hendrix for the album "Axis: Bold... more
This gold sales award was presented to Jimi Hendrix for the album "Axis: Bold as Love" commemorating over 500.000 sold copies.
This gold sales award was presented to Jimi Hendrix for the album "Smash Hits... more
This gold sales award was presented to Jimi Hendrix for the album "Smash Hits" commemorating over 500.000 sold copies.
Jimi Hendrix’s guitar tone is instantly recognizable. Hendrix’s musical sound and lasting fame is inseparable from the iconic, warm, and crisp tone he coaxed from his guitars. Over his unbelievably prolific and sadly short-lived career he ran through guitars fast, but he found his heavenly match with the Fender Stratocaster. It was the guitar which he dubbed his favorite and it was this model he lit on fire during his infamous performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. Fittingly, according to his girlfriend Monika Dannemann, it was also the last guitar he played before his death.
Hendrix played many Stratocaster models, but he wasn’t above flirting with other guitars on occasion. He played a number of the Gibson Flying V, as well as a Gibson 1955 Les Paul Custom. His first electric guitar was the Supro Ozark 1560s, which he picked up back in 1959. In the mid-'60s, he messed around and did some recordings (including Spanish Castle Magic) with the twelve-string, double-necked Mosrite Joe Maphis guitar. For acoustic instruments, he went through two Martin D-45s and an Epiphone FT79. He composed a lot of his songs on the acoustic guitar before performing on the electric, including his famous cover of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower.
Of course, Hendrix’s greatness goes beyond just his guitars. His iconic sound was tightly linked to his brilliant matching of instrument, amplification, and pedal effects. Limiting ourselves just to his 1969 performance at Woodstock, we can marvel at his twin Marshall 100-Watt Superlead Heads for four-foot-by-12-foot stacks. Before hitting the amps themselves, Hendrix ran his Stratocaster through (in this order) a Vox Wah pedal, a Dallas-Arbiter Fuzzface, a Uni-Vibe pedal, which then sent a split signal out to the two Marshall amps.
An under-appreciated aspect of Hendrix’s sound, according to his friend and collaborator Roger Mayer, was the careful use of custom string gauges to help even out the pickup response across all six strings, while avoiding altering the Strat pickups themselves. According to Mayer, "Jimi was very aware that a simple chain of effects – along with few important options – would greatly free his mind to concentrate on performing and that a lot of control could be obtained from the guitar volume." Those are words to live by for any musician. Hendrix chose the right gear and used it effectively to create an optimal signal flow. Hendrix was an incredibly talented guitarist, and an equally brilliant sound engineer.