jimi's tone

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maple or rose wood which Jimi tone/sound do you prefer

  1. rose wood

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    88.9%
  2. Maple

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    11.1%
  1. tone seaker

    tone seaker Well-Known Member

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    which do you prefer the rose wood strat years tone 67-68 or the latter maple neck tone late 68 on? ;)
     
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    For me, THE Jimi sound is the tone on Like A Rolling Stone from the Monterey performance.
     
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    JParry335 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I always loved his sound at Monterey too but for me BOG was the ultimate. :cheers:
     
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    It's Jimi...it's all great. lol
     
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    Holy shit this is good! That strat sounds like its going to explode!
     
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    I would say my favorite Jimi tone of all time is the Band Of Gypsys Fillmore tone. So Maple for me. Honestly, I don't know how much the neck wood translates to what we, the listeners hear in our easy chair though. I think it had more to do with the room he was playing in, the sound he dialed in and the recording techniques.
     
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    It is all in the single coils and mismatch strings
     
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    JParry335 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Not sure about the mismatched strings but you may be on to something!:applause:
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    So the story goes Jimi would put one smaller gauge string on his guitar and tune it down. That is how he got that jingle sound on his strat
     
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    Gunner64 Emotional Support Animal Gold Supporting Member

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    Also The angle of the bridge pickup normally favors the treble strings. With Jimi stringing a right handed strat left handed the bridge pickup favors the bass strings.
     
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    Jimi used 10-38 strings :)
     
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    Though I have a '69 in rw, this is hard to beat.
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