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    My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Hi guys - I hope you are all safe and healthy!

    I was messing around the other day and tuned down a 1/2 step, which I haven't done in many years. I was amazed at how much looser the guitar feels. I think tuning down a 1/2 step is a critical part of Jimi's tone/sound. I am really loving it! If you have time, please check out my impromptu recording of Hey Joe at the below link.


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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Hey nice job! Really like how you started it out, and how you made it you own. Nice tone what were you using ?

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Strat777 View Post
    Hi guys - I hope you are all safe and healthy!

    I was messing around the other day and tuned down a 1/2 step, which I haven't done in many years. I was amazed at how much looser the guitar feels. I think tuning down a 1/2 step is a critical part of Jimi's tone/sound. I am really loving it! If you have time, please check out my impromptu recording of Hey Joe at the below link.


    If you don't have a DropBox account, just close out the log-in box and click play
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/23hq2aljoi...strat.mp3?dl=0


    I dug the shit out of that!

    Well done senor.

    Very well done.

    On another note.

    For the last 20 years.

    I've tuned down 1/2 step.

    For vox reasons.

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Seemed to me you were channeling Jimi pretty well.

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesroom View Post
    Hey nice job! Really like how you started it out, and how you made it you own. Nice tone what were you using ?
    Thank you! I am using a 1991 Strat Plus (Lindy Fralin PUs) plugged straight into a Carr Mercury V.

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Blues View Post
    I dug the shit out of that!

    Well done senor.

    Very well done.

    On another note.

    For the last 20 years.

    I've tuned down 1/2 step.

    For vox reasons.
    Thank you so much for the kind words. What does "vox reasons" mean?

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    I envisioned the 78 year old Jimi (think about that!) sitting in his room under lockdown doing that. Nice job. Inspired me to bust out the Strat.
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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Sausage View Post
    I envisioned the 78 year old Jimi (think about that!) sitting in his room under lockdown doing that. Nice job. Inspired me to bust out the Strat.

    Hey Doc - You made my day! Thank you!

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Strat777 View Post
    Thank you so much for the kind words. What does "vox reasons" mean?

    Vocals.

    Easier to sing.

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Excellent playing!

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    That's the stuff! It really captures the late-period Hendrix vibe, when he would use his hits as springboards to go crazy during the solo.

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Thank you KeefoMan and Ed!

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    That's great ........reminded me of Tony Joe White when he toured here years ago........one man one strat sound.........well played

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Love it, simply awesome. I do the same with this song, improvise the heck out of it.
    Top carves are sexy

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    That was fun to listen to. I'll never reach your skill level.

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Gress View Post
    That was fun to listen to. I'll never reach your skill level.
    Thanks so much! I got sick about 6 years ago and was pretty much confined to my house for several years. I was going nuts from boredom and one day I pulled my old guitar from the closet and started banging on it. I hadn't played much since the 90's. I was having the time of my life playing that guitar and before long I was practicing 3-6 hours per day. So after 6 years of 3-6 hours per day practice I have made some great progress. The wonderful thing about playing the guitar is there is always more to learn.

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Strat777 View Post
    The wonderful thing about playing the guitar is there is always more to learn.
    +1

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    I see the world famous MapleFlame dropped in. Thank you for your kind words sir! Love your mod BTW!

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Strat777 View Post
    I see the world famous MapleFlame dropped in. Thank you for your kind words sir! Love your mod BTW!
    How’s it hangin’, fiddy seven? I see you haven’t succumbed to a virus or ‘axe’ wielding protesters yet!
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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Sausage View Post
    How’s it hangin’, fiddy seven? I see you haven’t succumbed to a virus or ‘axe’ wielding protesters yet!
    Howdy Doc! We're doing good! We've been living a normal life pretty much.....going to the gym and restaurants, taking our neighbor's dog to the park, hanging out with friends. We still don't know a single person with the virus. I picked up a new guitar, the Fender American Original 50's Tele. It's basically a 52 reissue with a 9.5 radius. What a sweet guitar. So lively! Lots of fun to play.

    What's going on with you, Doc? I hope all is well!

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Strat777 View Post
    Howdy Doc! We're doing good! We've been living a normal life pretty much.....going to the gym and restaurants, taking our neighbor's dog to the park, hanging out with friends. We still don't know a single person with the virus. I picked up a new guitar, the Fender American Original 50's Tele. It's basically a 52 reissue with a 9.5 radius. What a sweet guitar. So lively! Lots of fun to play.

    What's going on with you, Doc? I hope all is well!
    Similar I spose. I’m ‘allowed’ to travel - by car, for work one week a month. Which actually is a welcome change from the better part of 37 years on the road. I did find it’s one thing to WANT to work from home and quite another to HAVE to. Fam’s all good, still less than 30 (THIRTY) Covid hospitalizations where the wife works since March. In the capitol of CA no less. Like .00008% of the CA population. At least up here.

    I almost bought an 80’s Jap Fender 12-string. Bought a boat instead. I’ll throw some money down that hole for a while. Prolly kick meself for passing up the 12-er. But you know, once you get past Hotel CA, a couple Byrd’s/Petty tunes you’re kinda over the 12. But the seller may come back around.
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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Sausage View Post
    Similar I spose. I’m ‘allowed’ to travel - by car, for work one week a month. Which actually is a welcome change from the better part of 37 years on the road. I did find it’s one thing to WANT to work from home and quite another to HAVE to. Fam’s all good, still less than 30 (THIRTY) Covid hospitalizations where the wife works since March. In the capitol of CA no less. Like .00008% of the CA population. At least up here.

    I almost bought an 80’s Jap Fender 12-string. Bought a boat instead. I’ll throw some money down that hole for a while. Prolly kick meself for passing up the 12-er. But you know, once you get past Hotel CA, a couple Byrd’s/Petty tunes you’re kinda over the 12. But the seller may come back around.

    So glad to hear you and your family are doing well!! Are you guys allowed to take a boat out on water with the current covid restrictions? Beginning yesterday here in Travis county Texas, I got a call on my home phone and cell phone, wife's phone, plus a text on each cell phone telling us to stay in our home due to the "rapid spread of covid". Apparently we can't allow anyone to experience freedom on Independence Day, unless of course you want to protest.
    Last edited by 57Strat777; 07-02-20 at 10:59 AM.

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    Re: My pandemic version of Hey Joe....

    Yes, surprisingly, we can go boating. Gavin Newsom owns a winery in Napa, CA. What are the odds that THAT county has never experienced a shutdown? I thought we had all known and accepted the notion that when we reopened that there would be spikes? And that that would lead to “herd immunity.” One thing’s for sure, it’s 4 more years of mutating viruses if Trump wins in Nov!
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