If Hendrix were alive today, what amp or amps would he be playing?

Jason Carter

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Assuming that he liked to experiment, I would dare to say he would be into something like the AxeFx or an over the top rack rig.
 

Aslan

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A strat and a Orange Retro 50 head and Orange 412 cab. I know this because Hendrix liked things that stood out both musically and visually. At least that's what the voices in my head are telling me.
 

Mike Hunt

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Yup, all the evidence we have from the revolutionary sounds he made in an all-too-short career and life indicate that he would have stuck with the exact same instrumentation and sound reproduction approach for 40 years.
Was that sarcasm? Sarcasm doesn't transfer very well through text :eek:
 

teemuk

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He would have all the ridiculously expensive vintage amplifiers and guitars and he would use them to play tired and boring adult rock on arenas fully packed with people reminiscing their youth.

I can't come up with a single name from that period of time who would have stayed innovative and on top throughout his career. Neither would have Hendrix. He was great back then and became a rock-n-roll icon by dying before time had a chance to drive past him. Today we have many guitarists surpassing him and a great amount of new styles of music. I'm more interested in what the current artists use than what Hendrix supposedly would have used if he still was alive.
 

wrxplayer

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Marshall. And (although not asked) he'd be playing a Fender stratocaster for the most part as well.
 

GCDEF

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Most people get their sound and style set pretty early. The vast majority of players from that era, still play the same basic equipment and go for the same basic sound. There's no reason to think Hendrix would be a whole lot different. He may have a more stable trem, and a whammy pedal wouldn't surprise me, but I'd bet the fuzz, Univibe, wah, Strat and Marshall would all still be there.
 

anais

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Strats and Marshalls?

come on guys- On all those recordings you listen to of Jimi he was using a bunch of other guitars- Jaguar, Tele, jazzmaster, flying V, SG, Gretsch White Falcon and Corvette.. Purple Haze was recorded on a Tele.. Fender Amplifiers were his choice in the studio.. he played the Marshall stuff LIVE because they were loud as balls...

Hendrix was a gear head just like the rest man..
 

redshark1105

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Probably Trainwreck Express since he could afford it and control the sounds just with his guitar volume and tone controls and get the most dynamics posible....
 

FFTT

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Any amp he wanted!

We can only imagine that he would have continued to experiment and push
the threshold.
The gear would fit the composition he had in mind.

I was not thrilled at all with the Buddy Miles transition, mostly
because I much prefered the unique character of Jimi's own voice
with his guitar work.

It would have been a riot to see a Hendrix-Little Richard reunion.
How about a Hendrix Monkees reunion tour :)
 

AJ Love

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Pretty tough to guestimate such a thing. Depends on several factors including what direction musically he would have ventured through

I think it is pretty safe to say that Dumble would have made Hendrix an amp at some point
 




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