Jimi Hendrix in London When Jimi Hendrix boarded a flight to London on September 23,he had no idea how dramatically his life was about to change. His luggage — pretty much everything he owned — showed how hard times had been for him in New York City. He carried with him just one Fender Stratocaster electric guitar and a small bag with a change of clothes, plastic hair curlers, and acne medicine.
The Guitar Story Somewhere between his 11th and 13th birthdays, Hendrix received his first guitar—an inexpensive acoustic—from his father, who bought it after seeing his son holding the neck of a broom and strumming the bristles.
His first electric guitar was a white, single-pickup Supro Ozark that his father purchased from Myers Music in Seattle in He parked this guitar with a girlfriend when he joined the army that year, and switched to a cheap Eko or Kay for a while.
Hendrix would narrow his choices to the black or white Strats with maple fretboards that were his primary axes for the rest of his career. Although he owned innumerable Stratocasters—and often carried more than 13 at a time when touring— only six can be accounted for today.
Hendrix bought right-handed Strats because he preferred to have the controls on top. He originally tuned to standard pitch, but he eventually tuned down a half-step to ease the strain on his voice.
Of course, Hendrix bought and played other guitars—lots of other guitars—and he gave many away. This was supposedly not just for experimentation, but something Hendrix did because he thought the mixed gauges would keep the guitar in tune better. Michael Bloomfield apparently tried some of the Hendrix Strats that Miles owned, and he was also a proponent of the mixed gauge theory.
Also inBuck Munger solidified a five-year contract which actually lasted 14 months between Hendrix and Sunn amplifiers after the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, the Sunn setup included up to five Coliseum P.
Stage photos from this period show quite an assortment of Sunn, Fender, and Marshall gear, but Hendrix soon severed his relationship with Sunn and began using Marshalls almost exclusively. Because Hendrix performed with his amp settings nearly always on full, his systems wore out fast.
They used those speakers in the solid-state Super Beatles that were being made here. I rebiased all the amps and changed their suppressor-grid voltages to keep the s from over-dissipating.
His favorites always seemed to be the ones with extra-high plate voltage.
I modded some with tubes, but that required building heavier-duty power supplies. We usually just tuned the Fender stuff to sound as good as possible. Amp bashing was a big thing back then. Though Hendrix began using a fuzzbox probably a Maestro while playing with Curtis Knight, it was after meeting a young effects builder named Roger Mayer in London inthat he was introduced to the neutron bomb of fuzz technology—a prototype design that Mayer called the Octavia.
Hendrix immediately added the device to his setup, and he continued using it throughout his career.Welcome to Handel & Hendrix in London. Handel's home for 36 years Handel House.
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