Jimi Hendrix Gear: The Guitars, Amps & Effects That Revolutionized Rock 'n' Roll

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How did he do it? So many years later, it's still the question guitar aficionados ask about Jimi Hendrix, whose music was like nobody else's. Song by song, album by album, concert by concert, this book analyzes how Hendrix achieved that sound--and so, shows you how to achieve it, too. The book examines all of Hendrix's equipment, providing a nuts-and-bolts analysis of each of his guitars (including serial number, history, and provenance), his amps choices, and his singular use of revolutionary effects from ...

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Overview

How did he do it? So many years later, it's still the question guitar aficionados ask about Jimi Hendrix, whose music was like nobody else's. Song by song, album by album, concert by concert, this book analyzes how Hendrix achieved that sound--and so, shows you how to achieve it, too. The book examines all of Hendrix's equipment, providing a nuts-and-bolts analysis of each of his guitars (including serial number, history, and provenance), his amps choices, and his singular use of revolutionary effects from wah-wahs to overdrives to bizarre-o pedals like the Fuzzface. A practical reference book like no other, this volume gives the proper guidance and tools to any guitarist who wants to take a stab at emulating one of the greatest players of all time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760336397
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 11/7/2009
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,389,323
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Heatley is a journalist and musician of 30 years' standing who writes for Guitar and Bass magazine in Britain and has penned over 100 music books since editing the History of Rock. He has met and interviewed guitarists as diverse as Slash (Guns N' Roses), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Brian May (Queen), Mike Oldfield, Steve Miller and Steve Vai. He's based in the UK.

Roger Mayer was Jimi Hendrix's effects technician.

Harry Shapiro is the author of the definitive biographies Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy and Slowhand: The Story of Eric Clapton, as well as several other books. He lives in the UK.

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