The Fender Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child String range is a full set of electric guitar strings designed to reflect the gauge range that Jimi Hendrix himself preferred to use, namely a light gauge in the low-end but a heavier feel in the highs. Hendrix’s effects genius Roger Mayer explains:
“First of all, we weren’t using a flat-radius fretboard, we were using the normal one, not the very high radius but definitely curvy. The actual strings we used were not what people would expect. The string gauges would run .010, .013, .015, .026, .032 and .038.
The big difference here is that you’re using the .015 for the third because if you use the .017 for the third, the actual sound of the guitar is very G-heavy. The electrical output of the strings is dependent on the square of the diameter; if you square all the diameters and look at them, you can get much more of an idea about the balance of the guitar.” *
* Source: “The Secrets of Jimi Hendrix’s Guitar Setup: Interview with Roger Mayer” by Peter Hodgson
The strings are available in four variations: Ball or Bullet ends, and Nickel-Plated Steel or Vintage Nickel.
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