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purple jim
07-14-09, 06:39 PM
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The Earth Blues
07-14-09, 11:11 PM
Amazon.com Description:

Product Description
How did he do it? So many years later, it’s still the question guitar aficionados ask about Jimi Hendrix, whose music was like nobody else’s. Song by song, album by album, concert by concert, this book analyzes how Hendrix achieved that sound--and so, shows you how to achieve it, too. The book examines all of Hendrix’s equipment, providing a nuts-and-bolts analysis of each of his guitars (including serial number, history, and provenance), his amps choices, and his singular use of revolutionary effects from wah-wahs to overdrives to bizarre-o pedals like the Fuzzface. A practical reference book like no other, this volume gives the proper guidance and tools to any guitarist who wants to take a stab at emulating one of the greatest players of all time.



Book Description
Song by song, album by album, concert by concert, this book analyzes how Jimi Hendrix achieved his unique sound. The book examines all of Hendrix’s equipment, providing a nuts-and-bolts analysis of each of his guitars (including serial number, history, and provenance), his amps choices, and his singular use of revolutionary effects from wah-wahs to overdrives to bizarre-o pedals like the Fuzzface. A practical reference book like no other, this volume gives the proper guidance and tools to any guitarist who wants to take a stab at emulating one of the greatest players of all time.


http://www.amazon.com/Jimi-Hendrix-Gear-Guitars-Revolutionized/dp/0760336393/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247627362&sr=8-1


I think I'll buy this one as I am a gear freak...and a Hendrix freak.

Freedom
07-15-09, 12:10 PM
Yeah, i will buy it too for sure...

I just hope it has some real new info (with lots of details) about his gear provided by people who indeed were by his side and really knew stuff about his gear...

Anyway, i guess we will know what this book is about in 2 months or so... ;)

Lord Summerisle
10-15-09, 11:27 AM
Wondering if anyone's picked this up yet? I am waiting for it on order.

Roby has a new book coming out aswell, sounds promising.

Freedom
10-15-09, 11:30 AM
I've ordered it but it's gonna take couple of weeks to get it in my hands...

Zelgadis
10-15-09, 12:04 PM
Sounds really interesting. I'll be picking this up sometime for sure.

backfromthestorm
10-15-09, 01:26 PM
Bet it wont say how RM got his Wah to work with a Fuzz Face though... He`s kept that a secret. Gear Geeks will know what i mean.. Input impedance and all...

vibratinglens
10-15-09, 01:36 PM
Bet it wont say how RM got his Wah to work with a Fuzz Face though... He`s kept that a secret. Gear Geeks will know what i mean.. Input impedance and all...

Secret my ass, they were all to stoned and in an area of great break through, they can't remember anything! HA!

The Earth Blues
10-15-09, 03:54 PM
Bet it wont say how RM got his Wah to work with a Fuzz Face though... He`s kept that a secret. Gear Geeks will know what i mean.. Input impedance and all...
A buffer? The only thing is, it seems to me from various Hendrix shows that even at the highest possible gain, he still had full sweep of the wah, whereas I can't even with a buffer in the wah.

Thanks for reminding me of this book...I will preorder sometime tonight! :)

univibs
10-15-09, 05:22 PM
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Listed for October 2009

isn't it the fake guitar on the book's cover ?
what a terrible choice if yes...

carlygtr56
10-16-09, 06:07 AM
Bet it wont say how RM got his Wah to work with a Fuzz Face though... He`s kept that a secret. Gear Geeks will know what i mean.. Input impedance and all...

Fact is, Hendrix's wah DIDN'T work with the Fuzz Face. Just listen to Rainbow Bridge, Isle Of Wight, Atlanta Pop.

When he used the red Fuzz Face, (Woodstock, BOG, Berkeley) which was a Roger Mayer Axis circuit or a variation, the wah worked better without the oscilation, but it still wasn't the full sweep.


Of course when the fuzz was OFF, his wah worked as normal.

backfromthestorm
10-21-09, 01:25 PM
Fact is, Hendrix's wah DIDN'T work with the Fuzz Face. Just listen to Rainbow Bridge, Isle Of Wight, Atlanta Pop.

When he used the red Fuzz Face, (Woodstock, BOG, Berkeley) which was a Roger Mayer Axis circuit or a variation, the wah worked better without the oscilation, but it still wasn't the full sweep.


Of course when the fuzz was OFF, his wah worked as normal.


I have thought this before... though I`ve also heard countless solos where the Wah`s clicked on through the fuzz during the high screaming notes and the full sweep seems to be there still.. seems to sound like Ger` Fuzz too not the NPN PNP Silicon Axis... I`ll have a listen later to try and find an example.. I may be wrong. Though Voodoo Chile at Happnin for Lulu maybe one example.... I forget..

cleanuponaisle76
10-22-09, 01:30 AM
speaking of Hendrix gear
http://www.krmusicalproducts.com/jh%20ff-1.jpg

http://www.krmusicalproducts.com/jh%20ff-1.jpg

the guy who owns it says it plays exceptionally well, you can read the comments at the link.

Zelgadis
10-22-09, 10:02 PM
Concerning the wah question. I did some searching about that problem and found this. I am still a little new on the guitar and I'm sure you all will have your own opinions on this thing. But this little guy seems to do that trick getting the wah to work in that chain combo. Check it out.

http://www.foxroxelectronics.com/

Last one on product list, Foxrox wah retrofit.

backfromthestorm
10-23-09, 07:16 AM
Concerning the wah question. I did some searching about that problem and found this. I am still a little new on the guitar and I'm sure you all will have your own opinions on this thing. But this little guy seems to do that trick getting the wah to work in that chain combo. Check it out.

http://www.foxroxelectronics.com/

Last one on product list, Foxrox wah retrofit.

Thats a buffer... you can make one relatively easily with a little knowledge, though RM said he never used one. Not an Output buffer anyway.
The other way is to put a resister in line with the output of the wah/input of the fuzz, though this isnt perfect at all and varies with each fuzz/wah.. Fulltone added a variable one to their 69` Fuzz they called it the `Bias control`, which is a little confusing as Bias in fuzz pedals generally means something tottally different.. it worked to an extent though. Guitar geeks have been discussing this for years and I dont think we`ll ever have an answer that suits everyone!

Maybe this book will shed light? I dont think so though....

Freedom
10-25-09, 12:47 PM
So anybody got a copy yet? Mine has been shipped yesterday, it should be in my hands in a week or so...

Freedom
11-19-09, 05:13 PM
I am disappointed...

Jax Vibra chorus photos and references instead of univibe? Come on guys, go to the EMP and get some photos, even i have got one...

The wah section is a joke..."1968 Vox wah-wah effects pedal" (says the title, page 104) ??? He used wahs even before 1968, there are plenty live photos (for instance, 18 August 1967, Hollywood Bowl)...only a picture of a King Vox? At least show one of the Vox McCoy picture wah's jimi used to own...even i have a huge photo of the one that got auctioned (the one with the gray tape on the bottom plate)...no reference of Clyde McCoy, V846...nothing..."The wah pedal that Hendrix used was a 1960s designed by the Thomas Organ Company and manufactured by JEN Elettronica Pescara in Italy" (page 104)...

An 175 page book with no reference of Dallas-Arbiter Fuzzface? (only a small photo, page 73)...

Nice photos of his V gibsons and nice pre '66 gear reference but coooooome oooooooon!!!!

I wasn't optimistic that this book would be the "definitive" Jimi's gear book but honestly i didn't expect to be that bad...

Anyway, IMHO...

PS: and NO there is no way the photo showing Jimi playing the strat with his teeth (page 12) to be from Feb 12th 1970...from his appearance alone i'd say it's from the 1968 era (you can actually see Noel at the far right anyway)...

stplsd
11-20-09, 07:32 AM
Jimi gear: electric guitar - strat (or whatever), Marshall's (or whatever) fuzz, wah-wah, pedals - that's all he used (and often not even a fuzz -no wah on the whole of AYE and his classic singles -until Burning) when he played his best. What about his frequent use of echo/reverb then, eh?

stplsd
11-20-09, 07:35 AM
isn't it the fake guitar on the book's cover ?
what a terrible choice if yes...

Yes it is.

Lord Summerisle
11-20-09, 07:57 AM
I am disappointed...

Jax Vibra chorus photos and references instead of univibe? Come on guys, go to the EMP and get some photos, even i have got one...

The wah section is a joke..."1968 Vox wah-wah effects pedal" (says the title, page 104) ??? He used wahs even before 1968, there are plenty live photos (for instance, 18 August 1967, Hollywood Bowl)...only a picture of a King Vox? At least show one of the Vox McCoy picture wah's jimi used to own...even i have a huge photo of the one that got auctioned (the one with the gray tape on the bottom plate)...no reference of Clyde McCoy, V846...nothing..."The wah pedal that Hendrix used was a 1960s designed by the Thomas Organ Company and manufactured by JEN Elettronica Pescara in Italy" (page 104)...

An 175 page book with no reference of Dallas-Arbiter Fuzzface? (only a small photo, page 73)...

Nice photos of his V gibsons and nice pre '66 gear reference but coooooome oooooooon!!!!

I wasn't optimistic that this book would be the "definitive" Jimi's gear book but honestly i didn't expect to be that bad...

Anyway, IMHO...

PS: and NO there is no way the photo showing Jimi playing the strat with his teeth (page 12) to be from Feb 12th 1970...from his appearance alone i'd say it's from the 1968 era (you can actually see Noel at the far right anyway)...

Damn, that sucks...

I was planning on buying this book.

Lord Summerisle
11-20-09, 08:02 AM
Jimi gear: electric guitar - strat (or whatever), Marshall's (or whatever) fuzz, wah-wah, pedals - that's all he used (and often not even a fuzz -no wah on the whole of AYE and his classic singles -until Burning) when he played his best. What about his frequent use of echo/reverb then, eh?

Octavia and Uni-Vibe.

univibs
12-03-09, 04:03 PM
I am disappointed +1
too many mistakes, the book's title is a far example of what he really is.
most of what is written (I'm only at page 40 or something) there, is old news for us "Expert Fans".
there are pictures with titles that are not relevant.
and till now, I still don't know if it was a 62,63,64,65 or 66 Strats that jimi played during 1967 and most of 1968.
strings ?! there is nothing about strings.. I don't know till now on what strings Jimi did played as a solid fact.

stplsd
12-20-09, 06:47 AM
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Jimi gear: electric guitar - strat (or whatever), Marshall's (or whatever) fuzz, wah-wah, pedals - that's all he used (and often not even a fuzz -no wah on the whole of AYE and his classic singles -until Burning) when he played his best. What about his frequent use of echo/reverb then, eh?

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Octavia and Uni-Vibe. Octavia and Uni-Vibe.

He hardly used the octavia for the above apart from P. Haze, and the uni-vibe he only used much later. You haven't listed what songs he did use the octavia and uni-vibe on I couldn't help but notice? Anyone?-tech-heads?

Ayler
12-20-09, 08:15 AM
You think Hendrix played "his best" before Axis?

Freedom
12-20-09, 08:28 AM
You haven't listed what songs he did use the octavia and uni-vibe on I couldn't help but notice? Anyone?-tech-heads?

If you guys are talking about live performances then i hear univibe and octavia - both switched on at the same time- in the Machine Gun, (2nd Show Midnight 31st December 1969)...the univibe is on from the begining ofthe song, he steps on octavia at 6:57 (2 nights at the fillmore east, version)...

stplsd
12-20-09, 09:36 PM
You think Hendrix played "his best" before Axis?

Well, a pretty hefty chunk of his best, at least;-)

Regarding Axis & ELL, anyone got a list of GUITAR effect PEDALS he used on the various tracks apart from (the obvious) fuzz, wah & echo/reverb?

purple jim
12-21-09, 02:18 AM
I'd say that Jimi's playing improved from 66 to 70. Listen to some that 69 jamming, "Machine Gun" at the Fillmore, Berkeley ("Hear My train"), it's clear that his playing had gone to another level. This is not to say that his music was better, he was simply technically more confident and thanks to all the gadgets, he had widenend his range of sounds. However, his vision and songwriting were certainly more focused from 66 to 68.
I don't mean either that I necessarily prefer the later Jimi. I love the rawness and sheer inventivity of Jimi 66-68.

susep73
12-06-11, 10:21 PM
I got this as Border's was liquidating in the Summer. Nothing spectacular but does include some nice pics. Horribly written. Would rather have Eyewitness...

malifax
12-11-11, 06:23 AM
Well, a pretty hefty chunk of his best, at least;-)

Regarding Axis & ELL, anyone got a list of GUITAR effect PEDALS he used on the various tracks apart from (the obvious) fuzz, wah & echo/reverb?

The thing is that there were practically no guitar effect pedals around at that time. Jimi used the octavia as mentioned on Purple Haze but also on One Rainy Wish and perhaps also on the lead for Fire and Little Miss Lover (hard to tell, maybe it´s just a screwed up fuzz...). A regular Leslie unit was used on Little Wing (this was before the Univibe).

In Jimi´s case the reverb and echo were not a part of his guitar rig, it was added later on in the mix, so was the panning and the flanging effects (Bold As Love, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Gypsy Eyes etc). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanging

We have Eddie Kramer to thank for many of the great and innovative sounds that came out of the recording sessions. In those days you couldn´t go to the music store and simply buy the latest sound effects, you basically had to invent them yourself. Those were the days! :acne:

Ezy Rider
12-11-11, 07:26 AM
Eddie Kramer often gets too much credit. It was Roger Mayer who created all the different guitar sounds, tweeking effect pedals, speaker cabinets and recording consoles to get the sound Jimi wanted.

malifax
12-11-11, 08:35 AM
Eddie Kramer often gets too much credit. It was Roger Mayer who created all the different guitar sounds, tweeking effect pedals, speaker cabinets and recording consoles to get the sound Jimi wanted.

Yes, there´s no doubt that Roger Mayer was super important and did a fantastic job improving Jimi´s sound. But effects like echoes, reverbs, panning and flanging all happened in the mix after the guitar tracks were recorded – they were not produced by guitar effect pedals. I think the result (as far as effects goes) often were a combination of Jimi´s musical visions and Kramer´s technical knowledge.

purple jim
12-11-11, 10:25 AM
Hendrix/Redding/Mitchell/Chandler/Kramer/Mayer - quite a team !

manfree
12-11-11, 10:36 AM
Imho...... THE team, never bettered in 40yrs

susep73
12-11-11, 12:31 PM
Hip - hop's The Bomb Squad: Hank and Keith Shocklee, Carlton Ridenhour(Chuck D) and, Eric Sadler is another production team that consistently showed innovation imm.

RobbieRadio
06-04-13, 10:58 PM
History Of Marshall Amps: Vintage Guitar Magazine Sept. & Oct. 2003

http://www.vintageguitar.com/1974/marshall-amplifiers/

Jim Marshall Interview: Vintage Guitar Magazine October 1997

http://www.vintageguitar.com/2827/jim-marshall-3/

RobbieRadio
06-04-13, 11:20 PM
Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Gear Setup

http://jasobrecht.com/jimis-woodstock-setup/

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/jimi-hendrix-week-i-played-jimis-woodstock-strat-178118 (http://jasobrecht.com/jimis-woodstock-setup/)