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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by innerflight » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:47 am

Gemma Thrush wrote:
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How did he get his hands on a Guyatone Bazz Box? eBay?
Probably through the DAM forum, that’s where all the groovy cats score their fuzz :badteeth: :party:
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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by drunkenguitarist » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:54 am

I love the fuzz tones this song has. Any guesses what it might be, MKI, MKI.5, MKII, fuzz face or something else?

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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by jreeves47 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:18 am

fuzz face most likely, though he owned everything that was available
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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by jreeves47 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:44 pm

what fuzz is this?
clark university ides of march 1968
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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by simonm » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:08 pm

Looks like a side view of a Manny’s fuzz in the first pic. The one with the black-painted wooden sides (lit up with flash glare).

maybe?
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fuzz, on Flickr and instagram too
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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by jreeves47 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:32 pm

that's a good candidate - my first guess was selmer buzz tone
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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by Doc Holliday » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:22 pm

I would have gone Selmer
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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by DiscoFreq » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:27 pm

simonm wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:08 pm
Looks like a side view of a Manny’s fuzz in the first pic. The one with the black-painted wooden sides (lit up with flash glare).

maybe?
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Your picture looks like this one:

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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by Nick » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:17 pm

The Selmer has much steeper of a slope to it than the pedal in those pics, and it also seems rather unlikely that Jimi would've dragged one from the UK all the way to the States. I think Simon's guess is pretty good - I can almost make out the 'glint' of the screws on the front-side of the pedal in the old pics, although the footswitch placement looks slightly different.

Worth noting that there are tons of obscure fuzz pedals from the 60s, that we nowadays might consider "boutique", and that simply haven't survived over the decades (or at least haven't yet surfaced on the Internet) so Jimi's pedal in those pics could be something completely unknown instead.
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Re: jimi hendrix detective agency

Post by simonm » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:25 pm

Yup, well spotted that's the one.
I went with Manny's as I read somewhere that they al least claimed to have sold one of their branded ones to him.
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