Jimmy Page with 30 watt amp at 02 Arena...

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  1. Free

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    Page was plugged into an Orange AD-30 at the 02 Arena show. Interesting to consider that 30 watts may have been all Page was using for some songs at a stadium show. He's only plugged into one of the AD-30s - each amp stacked in two's most likely just as back-ups.


    The other amps Page used were a Super Lead, AD-50 and Petersberg. I also wonder if he was doubling up different amp models or just A/B/C/D switching to each amp alone for various songs/guitars?



    Page with entire live backline...

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    Page with AD-30...

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  2. Shawn S.

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    When I'm old my ears will hurt too.
     
  3. Free

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    That could very likely be why he is, Shawn ;).
     
  4. Shawn S.

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    That was my immediate thought! I have to admit, I've never needed to mic my 22w, and I can get it up just loud enough to sound really, really great without people giving me "the look."
     
  5. Burstplayer

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    Theremin = Orange

    Bet he used the Marshall and Russian amp for all the songs.
     
  6. Free

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    Oh no - "the look" lol! I hate that - if they only understood that we don't turn up just to be loud.
     
  7. Echo Are

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    Large-scale p.a. systems are a lot more powerful and sophisticated nowadays than they were in the '70s:cool:. No need to have a bank of 100-watt amp stacks.
     
  8. Free

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    I figured that, but still thought with that much room onstage and in the house 100 watts or so would disperse without too much volume intensity. Just goes to show 30 watts can go a long way live...
     
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    I've heard rumors that Angus plays a small modded amp behind the stacks, then has it piped into those speakers through the FX loop for the illusion and stage.

    Regardless, I know very few bands who don't mike these days...anyone with a few months experience can get it right so your stage volume is not killing you, and everyone can hear everyone.
     
  10. Roccaforte Amps

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    Jimmy page is Jimmy page no matter what he plays.
     
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    Angus, SS pre driving the tube poweramps of his marshalls.
     
  12. electronpirate

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    Aha! That's why the 4203 I play sounds so much like that tone!
     
  13. Nacho Strato

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    check out the ENGL cabs.
    odd choice for Pagey don't cha think?
     
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    How do you know they're AD50s? Are there closer pics that haven't been posted that can confirm the ones on the far right are AD50s and not Retros??
     
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    man.... the oranges are strictly for the theremin like in whole lotta love.
     
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    Damn,aging sucks. Bob
     
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    True, but it still beats the hell out of the alternatives.

    Dana O.
     
  18. Geetarpicker

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    One thing I've noticed is the Page likes to play way off to the side of his amps alot. Like over in front of the drum riser. A 100 watt amp through a 4x12 will be way toned down that far off to the side of it on a big stage. Closed back 4x12s are quite directional. I haven't seen many of the videos to see where Page stood on that show, but I wouldn't rule out he played some of those 100 watters cranked...
     
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    I thought you were already up on this, Firebird1999? This aspect's beyond my threads point anyway - I'm just bringing up the AD-30 and wattage thing...

     
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    And, you're so sure why? I know that was his classic set-up in the '70s, but we're talking 2007 here, AD-30's and AD-50's. Not to mention he's using TWO Orange amps now, not one, and completely different from the model used in the '70s. So, what are you basing your statement on?
     

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