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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 12:23 AM

What Makes Jimi Hendrix Such a Good Guitarist

I got chill bumps no less than three times while watching this. No one can touch Hendrix. No one.

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Reply What Makes Jimi Hendrix Such a Good Guitarist (Original post)
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 OP
peacebuzzard Jul 2019 #1
LuvLoogie Jul 2019 #2
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #13
Zambero Jul 2019 #3
retread Jul 2019 #22
greyl Jul 2019 #4
MasonDreams Jul 2019 #5
panader0 Jul 2019 #15
MasonDreams Jul 2019 #21
rampartc Jul 2019 #6
Brother Buzz Jul 2019 #10
Kaleva Jul 2019 #7
Paladin Jul 2019 #8
DFW Jul 2019 #11
Alpeduez21 Jul 2019 #9
Hotler Jul 2019 #12
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #14
panader0 Jul 2019 #16
Harker Jul 2019 #17
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #18
Harker Jul 2019 #20
Archae Jul 2019 #19
retread Jul 2019 #23

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 12:42 AM

1. You are right. No one. Ever. N/t

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 01:05 AM

2. I used to like Ulrich Roth a lot. Still do but not as obsessed with him. Michael Schenker, though,

has remained dear to my heart since the 70s. That said, I think Steve Vai is from another universe where God is a guitar player and Steve Vai is one of his angels. Do I think Steve Vai is better than Jimi? No. But that is not what this is about. I post two videos (there are more) that beautifully show what Steve Vai is all about.



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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 12:29 PM

13. Remember in Crossroads Vai was the Devil's guitarist

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 01:11 AM

3. Well, maybe one...

Roy Buchanan, Master of the Telecaster.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 06:57 AM

22. speaking of telecasters

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 02:28 AM

4. so sad for those he never met

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 02:58 AM

5. If 6 was 9, I don't mind. Fall mountains just don't fall on me.

I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, , , so let me live my life, , the way I want to.

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Response to MasonDreams (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 01:36 PM

15. A fellow bricklayer? MasonDreams---I used to dream I was at work

and wake up tired....
If I didn't get 4 or 5 hundred bricks or block a day it was a bad day.
I figure somewhere between 3 or 4 million units laid in my 40 years.
Then I went into drywall.....
It's so hot here in So Az now that I can hardly believe I used to work
in this sun every day.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 04:50 AM

21. Sorry to say ,but no I should have mastered one thing

I have made garden walkways, sm stairs, & walls with block. I've mostly fixed existing buildings ,helped with all trades. Block in AZ sun sounds more extreme than summer roofing in Alabama. We always got on roof from 4am--11am. After 11 too hot, melted my shoes once.
The mason part is my last name and I think we should build our dreams (the good ones) into existence.
Sounds like a great career building that lasts. No mold just cause it got wet, doesn't catch on fire, crashing cars and tornados lose. I always wanted to be a part of something that would last, like Denver's Capital (all stone). It might sink into the Earth but it'll be there in a thousand years.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 04:25 AM

6. the upside down left hand stratocaster is alien to most guitar players

but the practitioners of that art, dick dale, buddy mules, Hendrix seem to use it to their advantage.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:53 AM

10. Hendrix's upside down Stratocaster, unlike Dick Dale's, was conventionally strung for a southpaw

Oh, and the crazy thing, Leo Fender actually built Dick Dale a left handed Stratocaster, but it was strung backwards.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 06:57 AM

7. He used to be good but hasn't been for many years now.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 07:51 AM

8. So glad I got to see him live, back in '67. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:55 AM

11. 1968 for me

Had fate intervened a little earlier, my band would have opened for him in D.C. at the Ambassador in 1967. Can‘t have it all, I guess.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 08:01 AM

9. Is anyone else

struck by that irony that Hendrix was cool. But this Poindexter nerds him all up?

Hendrix was great. I sometimes wonder what he would've created had he the technology that was available for Prince. Jimi Hendrix and the Jimi Hendrix experience was just THREE people. The sound was HUGE!. Look at the Police or the Stray Cats. Good bands but not able to fill the speakers the way Hendrix, Most and Redding could.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 11:15 AM

12. I think with most great guitarist it comes up out of the soul.

their ability to feel and express that through the notes of the guitar. I think there is a difference from playing music with just mental thoughts, to pulling it up from the depths of your soul. Like meditation, not everyone can reach that deep state. Jim Hendrix, Stevie Ray, Joe Bonamassa, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, and many others here and passed are able to pull it up from from the toes.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 12:33 PM

14. Here's my favorite

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 01:45 PM

16. I got to see him 9/9/69 in Portland, Oregon.

Those were the days. I was 19.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 01:59 PM

17. An employer of mine in Boulder loved Hendrix

and dismissed Stevie Ray. He came back from lunch once during SRV's take on "Little Wing." "Nobody could play like he could", he said.

You should've seen his face when I replied, "yep... there's only one Stevie Ray."

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Response to Harker (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 04:39 PM

18. I can tell the difference

Sorry but I think Stevie Ray Vaughn was derivative of Hendrix. That's not to say he wasn't a damned fine player. We're going to have to meet for a showdown one of these days, Harker.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:29 PM

20. Gunsmoke!

I'm confident that I wouldn't make that mistake, either, having heard so much of them both. I loved SRV for himself, but he was certainly a follower, and openly imitative. A biography I read recounted him having punched Jimmie Vaughan after he told Stevie Ray that he sounded like Robin Trower.

Big ears, musically speaking.

I saw Stevie Ray at Red Rocks, after Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King, and B.B. King. Hendrix died a few years prior to my first rock concert.

In PA, hoping to relocate to upstate NY soon.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:10 PM

19. Eddie Van Halen is a great also.

There are many good guitarists, Hendrix was one of the greats.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 07:07 AM

23. Lot's of hard work honing his craft. Paid his dues on the "chitlin' circuit".

Acknowledged he stood on the shoulders of giants.






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