This video was new to me. Music starts at 1:15; sound cuts out between 3:52 and 4:07. The original Experience plays Stone Free, Hey Joe and Purple Haze to a polite crowd of pre-hippie German youths. His left arm and picking hand rest below the Strat controls a lot of the time. His forearm approaches the guitar more parallel to the strings than many players' do. This point had baffled me from my few experiments with lefty guitars - my forearm, shorter than Jimi's, would always foul the controls. Wear the guitar higher and this problem is solved. Having the controls up top is something is used to - handy for the quick pickup changes he does. This seems to answer the question, "Why didn't he play a lefty Strat?" He is using a coil cord with a right-angle plug into the guitar jack. This never seemed to be a real problem for him - ? He largely maintains a steady eighth-note pulse with his picking hand, quickly diverging for solos and fills. This is the best way to play three-piece g/b/d music in my view. Gotta keep the rhythm going at all times. Exceptionally busy drummer, Mitch Mitchell. But he makes it work. Bassist Redding's frilly shirt cuffs must have fouled the strings at some point. In the late 1960s - when I started playing electric - the Fender 150 string set was universally available, widely used. Gauges were 10 - 13 - 15 - 26 - 32 - 38. I believe JH used these. I gotta think the lighter bass strings were key to his sound. This set isn't available from Fender now, but GHS sells it. If any TDPRIers have spent serious time playing a reversed Strat, your comments would be interesting. OK, have a nice day, folks!