Tone lesson: The key to a 'Hendrix' tone: Must haves: - Fender (USA) Strat - Fender custom shop 69' pickups - Marshall tube amp - Good cabinet Stuff that can be handy: - Good, all nickel, strings (e.g. John Pearce) - Quality cables (Monster, Bullet Cable coily ect...) - FuzzFace - (Vox or Dunlop JH-1) Wah pedal First, lets talk about the must haves: First off, you won't get a Hendrix type of tone with a Les Paul, or anything else that isn't a real Fender Strat you need to get a good one preferably made in the USA, but the Japanese Fenders are great guitars too, especially for the price. Then you have to install some good pickups, Fender Custom Shop 69's are great for a Hendrix type of tone. And of cource you need a Marshall all tube amp, a JTM45, Super lead or VM wich works great for Hendrix too what I recomend. You gotta' mess around a little bit to get settings that sound good for you. And your cab needs to have Greenback speakers in it, but V30's can give you a good Hendrix type clean sound too. The other stuff: The strings need to be all nickel if you wat to get as close as you can. (John Pearce sounds best to me) And good cables will help to get the optimal sound out of your guitar. Than, the FuzzFace, it is realy important to have one if you want to get realy close to Hendrix's lead tone. Finaly, the wah pedal, essential, if you realy want to nail the Voodoo Child intro. That's all you need to know I think.