jimi hendrix

Bartees Strange on Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe" | Hooked

The guitar-playing songwriter compares the emotions of "the spirit entering the church" and first hearing the guitar god's hypnotic, ragged cover. (And he admits "the steps" riff has seeped into his own jams.)

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As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, Positive Grid proudly announces Experience Jimi Hendrix Official Gear Collection for Spark and BIAS FX 2. Created in collaboration with Authentic Hendrix, LLC, this official, curated collection offers interactive access to the tones, historic gear, imagery and storied performance moments of the most celebrated guitar icon of all time.

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Having gained access to a specimen from Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, Paul Reed Smith takes aim at the tones of Hendrix's modified Woodstock head.

Fantastic range of Marshall-esque tones, from clean and lovely to tough, mean, and singing.

No standby switch. Minor cab rattling audible at moderate volumes. Head may need securing at high volume and bass settings.

$2,900 (head)
$899 (2x12 Stealth)

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Just as PRS's 2012 HXDA was inspired by firsthand looks at one of slide legend Duane Allman's amps from his seminal At Fillmore East performance, the brand-new HX 50 is the result of Paul Reed Smith and PRS amp guru Doug Sewell getting extensive access to a Marshall head reportedly used by Jimi Hendrix during his iconic performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival.

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