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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by cr7r9, May 21, 2019.
I noticed how he strings his low E in reverse at the tuning peg. What does he gain from this?
What can one gain from stringing their low E string in reverse like this?
I would say it's all about resonance/vibration/feedback...
due to the reverse setup, the e-string has a longer way to the tuning machine heads...with the sharper angle the pressure on that "string tree" is higher which reduces the resonance/vibration and increases the tension (longer "scale") on the second part ....but that's just a vague idea
or it's easier to tune for his wrist
Perhaps we will now never really know. It is an interesting spot nonetheless.
I have a reverse headstock build I need to complete at some point so I suppose I could try this to see if it does anything for me.
He was stoned?
Let's have a seance and ask him.
Maybe popping out of the nut and this puts more tension on it?
Or... Jimi was trolling the OC types here, knowing in 50 years people would be asking about that. Genius!
The whole guitar is upside down, the string wound from the underside of the post is the only thing correct.
He did a lot of drugs...just sayin
Its an OCD thing. Tuning up, each string turns counter clockwise, then finish it with a satisfying clockwise twist on the last one.
No idea, really.
Maybe stays in tune better?
My money goes on...it’s an accident, restrung in a hurry.
My guess is it must have helped with tuning stability when using the whammy bar.
I have some guesses:
1. Hendrix was superstitious - he probably strung it like this one time
and something positive occurred - so he kept repeating it.
2. Hendrix was screwing around with the freaks who were following his
every move - and attaching significance to even the most minute action of
3. I believe that due to his acrobatic guitar playing he wrapped the low E
in reverse to keep it in place when he was really dive bombing the guitar.
Good question to take into a heavy acid trip