I'm sure numerous people have come across that comment in books and mags about Hendrix wound his low E backwards to supposedly prevent slippage....
maybe this pic Zombywoof posted from Winterland is where that rumor started.
Whether Hendrix himself or his roadie wound it this way is unknown...but it's the only pic I've seen where the low E is clearly backwound(I think that's the term for it)..
all pics I've seen with the headstock clearly visible show the low E wound normal.
Just thought it was an odd thing to notice in this pic.
The original larger one is in Zombywoof gallery images.
another one in the closing credits of 'A Film About Jimi Hendrix'