date_range 1967

Jimi Hendrix’s Vox AC30

According to Phil Brown, who was the audio engineer during the session, all of the overdubs on ‘All Along the Watchtower’ were recorded on a Vox AC30

The setup for Hendrix’s electric guitar overdubs was achieved simply by placing a VOX AC30 amplifier in the studio, close to the control room window. We then placed Neumann U67s both close and distant, with an AKG C 12 A close to the amp. (Jimi) was hunched over the amp with his back to the control room window, his head bent low. We tried out numerous guitar ideas and sounds, desk distortion, fuzz box, wah-wah, Leslie cabinet, harmonizing, ADT, phasing, Pultec filtering, repeat echos and backwards effects. [Are We Still Rolling?, Phil Brown]

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