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Old 09-20-2006, 12:49 PM   #21
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he strung it backwards, so it gave him better control of the volume/tone controls

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But think about what they had before Hendrix came along, Dignitypassesby. Imagine what it felt like to hear that type of playing for the first time.

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Originally posted by KentK

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't he holding his guitar upside down? Did he really play that way?!
he did...

jimi was left handed, so he played a right-handed guitar upside down and restrung

The Strat's easy action and narrow neck were also ideally suited to Hendrix's evolving style and enhanced his tremendous dexterity—Hendrix's hands were large enough to fret across all six strings with his thumb, and he could reputedly play lead and rhythm parts simultaneously. Another remarkable fact about Hendrix is that he was left-handed, yet used right-handed Stratocasters, playing them upside-down. Hendrix restrung his guitars so that the heavier strings were in their standard position at the top of the neck. He preferred this layout because the tremolo arm and volume/tone controls were more easily accessible above the strings, but it also had an important effect on the sound of his guitar: because of the design of the pickups, his lowest string had a bright sound while his highest string had a mellow sound—the opposite of the Strat's intended design.
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whoa hey does anyone have this supreme recording you speak of, that you can send me?

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