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post Dec 6 2009, 10:10 AM
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Looking for the best pedal for a good hendrix blues tone. Blues driver and Tube Screamer are two ive been looking at, but not sure which one i like better. If you got another pedal you would suggest let me know
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post Dec 6 2009, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE (Littlewing76 @ Dec 6 2009, 10:10 AM) *
Looking for the best pedal for a good hendrix blues tone. Blues driver and Tube Screamer are two ive been looking at, but not sure which one i like better. If you got another pedal you would suggest let me know


I think the the TS will be a better choice of this two and is more "allround"... but if You are looking for the Hendrix blues sound in a stomp-box it will be quite hard since he just used his strat and (most times) an overdriven Marshall for this stuff. It really depends more on the guitar and amp You use......

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post Dec 6 2009, 12:05 PM
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Hmmm...

Dont think wither of these will give you a hendrix tone mate, though they are both great pedals. Out of these i would recommend the ts-9, very nice smooth overdrive, for hendrix stuff look at some fuzz boxes, that will get you closer to that tone, dunlop do a jimi tribute fuzz which is quite authentic if a little pricey.
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post Dec 6 2009, 03:03 PM
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How about this pedal


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post Dec 6 2009, 07:13 PM
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Something of note if you're looking ONLY for the Hendrix sound is that the old Fuzz Face pedal (like most fuzz pedals) doesn't play quite as nicely with humbuckers as they do with singles. There is at least one fuzz pedal that steps around the problem via a switch. Otherwise, one might end up regretting the fuzz --or so I have read/heard.

So, if you're looking for his fuzz sound, Daniel has linked the pedal to choose but I suspect it will only work "correctly" if you're using single coil pickups. If you're looking for his other sounds, Staffy's answer is correct.



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post Dec 9 2009, 01:57 AM
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QUOTE (Littlewing76 @ Dec 6 2009, 10:10 AM) *
Looking for the best pedal for a good hendrix blues tone. Blues driver and Tube Screamer are two ive been looking at, but not sure which one i like better. If you got another pedal you would suggest let me know


Both of these pedals are not similar to what we percieve as Hendrix tone. As Staffay said, Hendrix used overdriven Marshall Super Lead and used Fuzz to get it even more to overdrive. For today's standards this was pretty lousy way to overdrive an amp further, but in those days it's the only stuff they had. My advise to you is - don't pursuit to 70ties tone perfection. It is not achievable without tons of money, no matter what modern companies market today. Instead, I advise you to test both pedals in the store and see what you like the most for yourself. Both pedals are good, but you need a good tube amp as well to get a nice natural tone. If you really want to take one of these pedals, my advice would be tubescreamer, but there are many versions and clones out there. Try to take a decent second hand tubescreamer, and it will serve you well both as light overdrive pedal and a booster. TS goes along well with myriad of amps out there, so it is flexible in most situations.

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