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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: murdog47 on October 26, 2012, 03:09:24 PM

Title: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: murdog47 on October 26, 2012, 03:09:24 PM
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: jkokura on October 26, 2012, 03:13:41 PM
I tried to fix your link, but it seems you left something out. Try again?

Jacob
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: murdog47 on October 26, 2012, 04:59:42 PM
Whoops, there we go  :)
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: sgmezei on October 26, 2012, 05:57:33 PM
Those look great. I would buy the univibe. Mine is in a MASSIVE enclosure!
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: midwayfair on October 26, 2012, 06:14:37 PM
Excellent demo, too ... Eric Gales rocks.
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: alanp on October 26, 2012, 06:18:13 PM
They sound great, look fab, and the enclosures are a good size (and not a weirdo shape like original FF's).

But...

I can't get over the whole "Oh jeez, not MORE friggin Jimi merch" feeling  :-\
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: raulduke on October 29, 2012, 03:41:13 AM
I agree. They sound cool and all.

But the words 'cash in' spring to mind.

I get the impression the Hendrix estate isn't averse to making money in whatever way possible (remember the Gibson Hendrix guitar ?  ::))

Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: madbean on October 29, 2012, 06:49:21 AM
Most of us have already built what most likely is inside these :)

The Univibe in a 1590B is cool. I actually tired that once. However, I could not get rid of the damn noise...made it unusable. I'm guessing there is a lot of SMD in there (not that I have a problem with that).
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: pryde on October 29, 2012, 07:37:57 AM
That dude rips, just awesome.

I still like my home-brewed "Jimi" FF better  ;D

Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: madbean on October 29, 2012, 07:56:11 AM
I saw him in concert way way back in the day. He was opening for someone...actually, it might have been a King's X show. He had the Jimi thing down to a "T"...even the clothes, moves, etc. It was pretty entertaining. I think he outgrew that, though.

I could never wrap my head around him playing the reverse Strat but with normal stringing...he plays high E to low E.
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: oldhousescott on October 29, 2012, 08:02:36 AM
I saw EJ in concert in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago, and for the encore, he brought out Eric Gales and they did two or three Jimi songs. I had heard his name, but wasn't familiar with his playing. That dude can rip! And, yeah, it's kind of weird to watching him playing, what to me is, backwards and upside down.
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: DutchMF on October 29, 2012, 10:21:39 AM
I saw him in concert way way back in the day.

Man, for a moment there you got me thinking you were talking about Jimi Himself..... "No way, Brian can't be that old!"  :D

But cool pedals and playing indeed......

Paul
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: Ettore_M on October 29, 2012, 01:38:46 PM
I saw him in concert way way back in the day.
Man, for a moment there you got me thinking you were talking about Jimi Himself..... "No way, Brian can't be that old!"  :D
+1!  ;D
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: madbean on October 29, 2012, 03:46:26 PM
That would be the only reason worth being older!
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: dwstanford on October 31, 2012, 08:44:22 PM
Yeah, Eric Gales is a bad ass.  I met him once at a friend's studio here in Memphis.  He's from here and i used to see him sit in with his older brother's band when he was like 15 or 16.  Incredible player and just a really cool dude.  That Albert King style weirds me out every time I see someone do it.  I've tried it and it seems impossible.
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: jimijam on October 31, 2012, 09:20:21 PM
I saw EJ in concert in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago, and for the encore, he brought out Eric Gales and they did two or three Jimi songs. I had heard his name, but wasn't familiar with his playing. That dude can rip! And, yeah, it's kind of weird to watching him playing, what to me is, backwards and upside down.

Doyle Bramhall III plays upside down too! there's a high proportion of blues players that do that. I beleive albert king's another, he uses some oddball tuning as well.
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: jkokura on October 31, 2012, 10:43:44 PM
Jeff Healey was one of my very favourite odd guitarists. Completely blind, he plays with the guitar laying flat on his lap, and he plays the guitar much like a piano. He lost his eyes to cancer at age one, and lost his life to cancer at age 41. He was from Toronto (same as me), and regularly would play blues jam nights in places all over the GTA. Sorely missed, died waaay too young.



Jacob
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: dwstanford on November 09, 2012, 06:34:50 PM
Yeah, I remember seeing him in the movie Road House as a kid and thinking "how the hell can someone play guitar if they cant see? " I could see and i couldnt play for crap.  What an incredible guy.
Title: Re: New Jimi Pedals
Post by: dwstanford on November 09, 2012, 06:40:56 PM
Dick Dale is probably my favorite of the upside down players and one of the only non-blues players I've seen do it well.