This a a photo taken at the Classic Cat of L-R: an unknown
English roadie, my sister, Dixie, myself, and Michael Weakley
(Quint) of the Electric Prunes.
(Someone has written to me saying that the 'unknown English roadie'
looks like someone named Spike, who roadied for the Rolling Stones.)
Regarding the photograph of Jimi Hendrix, He is
actually screwing in his tremelo arm (whammy bar) not
changing a string, The guitar he is holding already has 6
strings on it, any adjustments he would be making would
be on the "headstock" at the top of the fret board. since
this is a right handed fender stratocaster strung "lefty"
the threading for the tremelo arm is at the top of the
bridge, and he is clearly holding the tremelo arm in his hand ready for screwing! Thanks! (I'm a big Hendrix fan) keep up the good work!
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Another comment on the Hendrix photo:
With all due respect, I just peeked at the hollywoodhangover site, and noticed your comments regarding the Hendrix snapshot; I contend that he is indeed finishing up the process of changing at least one string. As a guitarist (I own four Stratocasters, three righties and a lefty), I can tell you that screwing in a trem arm is a one-handed affair - you simply insert the threaded end and twirl the arm with a fingertip. In the photo, one can see that the top E string is not in the saddle slot (common with a string not fully tensioned, note the incorrect spacing), and Mr. Hendrix is seating it with his left hand index fingernail and right hand fingertips. My lefty Strat is a form of tribute, and I assure you that the trem arm protruding out of the high end of the tailpiece most definitely gets in the way of your hand, hence the rearward pointing arm, as I have seen it regularly in Hendrix photos and as I maintain my own.
This is the Classic Cat
that contains photos of several friends
The inside of the brochure. In the
the "litter of kittens" is from left to right--Jan, Wendy, Dixie,
Brandy, Unknown, and Kay Poorboy