Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by masonbeckham » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:05 am

Hello all, I’m very interested in the “West Coast Fuzz”. I have the Dunlop BOG fuzz and it’s “almost” there. Is there anyway to purchase one of these beauties? I have no knowledge to even begin attempting to build one of these, I’m just a guitar player :D

Thank you so much Dave and everyone for all of the wonderful information. Absolutely amazing!

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Post by daveweyer » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:06 am

Boy, everyone has left this baby to die. George says they are all on Facebook forums, the new place to do the same thing they used to do here.
Hmmm, could it be these old forums are the new version of now defunct city libraries?

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Post by FloPoeKo » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 am

I´m still here... :D

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by neikeel » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:33 pm

Still here, still read and learn
I wasn't there at the time and I also think that tuning to the nth degree for Jimi's sound is difficult bearing in mind the spectrum of other tones I like.
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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by Tazin » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:02 am

daveweyer wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:06 am
Boy, everyone has left this baby to die. George says they are all on Facebook forums, the new place to do the same thing they used to do here.
Hmmm, could it be these old forums are the new version of now defunct city libraries?
I'm still here too. I'm not crazy about Facebook page(s) since you don't get the division of catagories; everything is lumped together. It is probably easier for mobile device users though.

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by daveweyer » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:43 pm

I didn't want to keep posting unless someone was around to read it and maybe think about it. Xplorer held down the fort for years!

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by FloPoeKo » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:38 am

daveweyer wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:43 pm
I didn't want to keep posting unless someone was around to read it and maybe think about it. Xplorer held down the fort for years!
So, we´ve covered amps, fuzzes, wah´s, FM´s...Any tech-stories on:

- the speaker cabs?
- the univibe?
- How did you guys back then deal with the germanium-temperature-issue?

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Post by shakti » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:05 pm

Still here, just not as regularly as before. Hendrix tone chase is currently focused on AYE, by restoring a ‘67 tall bottom cab complete with the super-rare 25W T1281 speakers. And Hiwatt builds/conversions.

I am all for any new experimentation and info regarding late period Hendrix tone though. Bring it on.
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Post by Roe » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:58 am

I'm still here too (just finished an ac100/superchief/rocket 100).
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Post by bill bokey » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:44 am

Still here too ! :rock:

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by Ned B » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:47 pm

I wasn't feeling worthy to join this thread before getting through the 100+ pages. Well, I only got about halfway there, but I wanted to express what a great read it has been.

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by daveweyer » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:44 pm

Glad some of you are still around. It was a good forum, with lots of active participants and builders, just perfect for forensically reconstructing Jimi's tone from 69 and 70. I'm still working on some unfinished Jimi projects from those days, and hope to have some results in the next six months or so. These were ideas Jimi wanted to explore as a means to evolve his sound, sort of logical extensions of BOG tone and playing. I had schematics or partial schematics and notes in my old spiral notebook from West Coast Organ and Amp, and I reviewed those along with Jimi's comments in order to reconstruct what he intended to do and what I thought would work to get what he wanted.
We shall see I guess, but let's hope it's a, "really good scene man", as Jimi would often say.

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