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Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by tone seaker, Aug 22, 2019.
If you listen to the Woolworths/mfp vinyl of Jimi playing with Curtis Knight in pre-experience days I'm sure (I don't have it handy) that there's a wah on several of the tracks. I think that was recorded late 65 or early 66.I'm sure its too wah-y to be Jimi using the tone pot to get a wah sweep.
I had an nkt 275 germanium fuzz - darned drove me nuts. You'd get a great sound one minute and then not be able to recreate it for weeks.
Also had an Axis fuzz which never sounded any good at all. I bet Roger Mayer wishes he hadnt thrown the octavia that recorded purple haze into the bin....
Also some good pics of Jimi playing an upside down LP junior. Wonder if that was him recording the intro to 'house burning down'? So many Jimi thoughts and questions.....
I've heard of some people putting these in the freezer first. Also, you can try messing around with the power supply trim pot (if there's one).
I've always preferred silicon fuzzes, because to me they are 'fuzzier'
which one of these pedals would you want? I'd take the Uni-Vibe
One question I have is, did he use the 110v USA Uni-Vibe overseas with 240v or did he have a European model that was meant for 240v?
I'd think putting 240v into a 110v unit would fry it.
Also, if somebody could make a YouTube video comparing a Uni-vibe at USA voltage versus European voltage, that would be interesting. It wouldn't have to be vintage units, just regular modern day production vibes. same brand/model, just different version.
The tone is in the coily cords.
I also think the reason Jimi got such a 'relatively' sweet tone is because if you flip a strat the pickup slants away from the bridge as the treble string pass over it reducing a bit of treble. I've considered getting a cheapy lefty strat and trying it just for giggles. After all - it's not as though he wouldn't have been able to have found/afforded a lefty model is it? Yet he always flipped a right hand drive one.
I used coily cables in the 70s and I sounded shit.....
Ohh man, you need one of these pedals to relive the glory days!
That coily is way too short, man...
I have not found a fuzz that does better than my tone pot.
Course I like more vintage tones.
Besides his tone I loved watching him play. Great performer.
Love to hand him something now and see what happens...
Yep I'd pay good money to see that. No because He'd have to rise from the dead - although that would be impressive even by Jimi standards - but just to see what he'd do.
I think he'd love my Ibanez Saber.
You guys have this book ?
It's a fun little timeline reference