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    Did Hendrix or his tech do any wiring mods to Jimi's guitars?

    My friend told me that he may take his guitar to a tech to get the wiring mods to sound like Hendrix.

    It seems the general concensus that it is hard to sound like Jimi.

    Enlighten me to guitar's electronic setup.
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  • #2
    He played a whole bunch of guitars.

    Strats (upside down), Tele, Jaguar, LP, SG, V, Dano, Ric, Hofner ....

    The magic was not from the guitars.
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    • #3
      The only Hendrixy mod I could think of would be to turn the bridge pickup so it is angled the other way.
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      • #4
        By all accounts, the guitars were bog standard. The player wasn't

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        • #5
          Playing Jimi properly is in the fingers and not the pups. I play Hendrix on Godins, Michael Kellys and even an Ibanez RG. I don't even own a Strat.

          I think I play him pretty well but I've had the benefit of years of instruction from a 35 year pro who taught me the Hendrix "blues style". He does play between the cracks.

          Do I sound EXACTLY like Jimi? Nope! Nor do I try to. Close enough for government work.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Faber
            By all accounts, the guitars were bog standard. The player wasn't
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            • #7
              I heard he wired his axes in series.
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              Originally posted by lawboy
              Brikus, that's some of the funniest stuff I have ever read. Kudos my brother. There will now be an honorary Trollie Award each year named in honor of you and that thread, called the Open G Piano Award.









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              • #8
                Well, there is one "Hendrix wiring mod" on Bill Lawrence's web site. I've never tried it, so I can't vouch for it, but you might want to take a look. I have heard it reported for many years that Bill Lawrence had done some wiring mods for Hendrix when he was alive. Again, I can't guarantee the accuracy of those reports.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brikus
                  I heard he wired his axes in series.


                  Can you explain what that means?

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                  • #10
                    If you want to nail Jimi tones get the Digitech JHE pedal and a Strat.

                    And practice a whole hell of a lot.

                    Seriously, that pedal is badass. Eddie Kramer knows his ****************.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by awfulcase


                      Can you explain what that means?


                      yes, I can.
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                      Originally posted by lawboy
                      Brikus, that's some of the funniest stuff I have ever read. Kudos my brother. There will now be an honorary Trollie Award each year named in honor of you and that thread, called the Open G Piano Award.









                      Originally posted by soup in a Petra Nemcova VS Josie Maran thread :
                      The only real winner in this thread is my weewee.




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                      • #12
                        there was some book about Hendrix where this guy climbed on stage and was saying he saw a switch on the back of Jimi's guitar that he was flipping with his belly button or something as he was playing.


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bcjames
                          The only Hendrixy mod I could think of would be to turn the bridge pickup so it is angled the other way.


                          Just what I was thinking, but I'm sure a waste of time compared to just practicing alot. Jimi could sound like Jimi on any guitar. It's the batter not the bat.
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                          • #14
                            Hendrix's sound was fairly consistant whatever guitar he used. Even when he used Gibsons and stuff there was little difference in his tone.
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                            • #15
                              they should resurrect hendrix and tell him all the theories of how he got his sound, then give him a steinberger spirit or something and watch him sound exactly the same
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