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Paul Reed Smith shows you how to get Jimi Hendrix's Machine Gun tone

We know Paul Reed Smith (opens in new tab) the guitar company titan but we don't get to see him as a guitarist as much. The Paul Reed Smith Band have been covering the Jimi Hendrix (opens in new tab)classic Machine Gun for a while now and he even covered it solo recently on the brand's social media. Now he's responded to player requests to reveal his signal chain for capturing the song's tone.

As Paul admits, he's studied it for years and "there's a lot of little nuances" so the video above gets into the Uni-Vibe (opens in new tab), the PRS HX amp (opens in new tab) we previously reported on, Silver Sky electric guitar (opens in new tab), mics and much more. 

Rob Laing
Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.