Jimi Hendrix’s Sound City One Hundredaccess_time First seen circa 1967
According to Roger Mayer (with whom one of our visitor’s had the chance to talk – see comments below), Jimi used a 1967 Sound City 100 Master Volume amp extensively on the Axis album.
Jimi used a single Sound City One Hundred amp (likely the same one from the Axis session) briefly during the latter part of the 1968 North American tour, from around mid-March to April/May (see Miami Pop photos). The amp seemed to have been used together with one of Jimi’s old Marshall JTM 45/100s.
He started using this setup after a short stint with Fender Dual Showman amps that broke after a few gigs at the beginning of the tour, followed by an endorsement deal with Sunn amp – that Jimi apparently hated so much that he requested for his old Marshall to be shipped from the UK.
In fact, a lot of things kept going and finally, Hendrix sent for Sound City and Marshall amps from London, his favorite ones and ended up with all the odd gear anyway.Hugh Hopper, 1968-02-09 Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California USA, Crosstown Traffic
Jimi’s Sound City Amp Today
Apparently, Jimi original Sound City amp is accounted for and still looks to be in pretty good shape. We’ve been contacted by a gentleman who was willing to share a photo of the amp in its current state – but wished to remain anonymous.