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I'll try to explain, however I'm no guitar maker or acoustic engineer so it might be quite technically inaccurate... Let's begin: As you can see, there are 3 single-coil pickups on a Stratocaster. In this case, each pickup possesses 6 permanent magnetic pole-pieces that are located under each strings. diagram of a single-coil pickup When a string is ...


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There are many ways it would have affected his sound. A few points about the interaction of pickups and strings changes. The angle of the bridge pickup is backwards. This will cause his higher strings to be further away from the bridge where they pass over the pickup and his lower strings closer to the bridge where they pass over it. This will have caused ...


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They did not perform together. According to this interview, they played on 2 separate tracks. On your first solo album (1970) you pulled off a coup getting Clapton and Jim Hendrix to play on Go Back Home and Old Times, Good Times respectively. In California we had that jazz theme where everyone could be on anyone else’s record. Not exactly ...


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There's a substantial amount of evidence that your name can actually have an impact on your life choices, so names clearly aren't just arbitrary. In this case, it may be hard to trace any definitive connections, but let us make the effort. If the name makes a difference, it could be either based on the sounds or the connotations --or the connotations of ...


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Obviously, he was using guitar, but you are probably wondering what guitar effects he was using. The main effect for "Machine Gun" live was a pedal called a univibe. He also used a FuzzFace-style pedal and a wah-pedal. The univibe was invented as an attempt to imitate a Leslie Rotating speaker. In the picture (from Woodstock) below, the pedals are (from ...


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A classic example of this technique is Robert Fripp's guitar part on the David Bowie song "Heroes." "Fripp [stood] in the right place with his volume up at the right level and getting feedback...Fripp had a technique in those days where he measured the distance between the guitar and the speaker where each note would feed back. For instance, an 'A' would ...


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