Jimi Hendrix – Woodstock – 1969
A detailed gear diagram of Jimi Hendrix 1969 “Woodstock” stage setup that traces the signal flow of the equipment in his guitar rig.
“This setup, used by Jimi at Woodstock, is typical of the stage setup he used during that time period. Jimi was very aware that a simple chain of effects – along with few important options – would greatly free his mind to concentrate on performing and that a lot of control could be obtained from the guitar volume. This was a matter we had discussed, in depth, from the beginning. His setup was made for the live performances, which have a different focus, both sonically and – more importantly – in musical freedom and variation from the (recorded) songs. So put another way, the live shows were deliberately different from the studio work and could vary infinitely from day to day in a total free-form way.” – Roger Mayer 10/4/2011
Jimi’s rig was compiled from a 2011 interview with Jimi’s effects guru, Roger Mayer. Thanks to Roger for his invaluable assistance and insight.