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Recent content by zep41

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    Saw Bohnam Zep experience last night

    No, he did not. Back in 1968 it was somewhat revolutionary what he did with one pedal, but as drummers have shown over the decades, its really not all that complicated. It just takes a huge amount of practice like anything else. Go on youtube and you'll see dozens of drummers doing Bonham...
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    Saw Bohnam Zep experience last night

    Pretty sure it was Page and JPJ who said no. I think it was mid/late 69 at a show in California where Bonham set up two bass drums and after the show they all agreed there was just way too much going on there.
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    Saw Bohnam Zep experience last night

    I was at that concert in London back in 2007 and Jason's kick was nowhere near as obnoxious as it is now with his "experience" band. From what I remember, the kick sounded pretty good.
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    Saw Bohnam Zep experience last night

    Yep, saw them last year and the kick drum was almost comical. It's like they're not even attempting to get a good natural sound - it's just "turn all the dials to 11 on that kick mic"
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    The Black Crowes reunion

    I wouldn't go that far. The Page/Plant collaboration produced some very special shows and worked wonders for Zeppelin record sales in the 90s. While the absolute purist of Zeppelin fans may have scoffed at the Egyptian ensemble and orchestra accompaniment, the delivery and reinterpretation of...
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    When the Levee Breaks

    Your video never shows Tony or his fingers when he's playing the main riff. Only the parts where he is playing the top 4 with slide or the unaccompanied breakdown part. That being said, I wonder if there's a way to ask Tony what tuning he uses because it sounds great. I would be curious to...
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    When the Levee Breaks

    I'm sure it works for you and yes I agree there are ways to kind of play it in standard tuning as well. But Jimmy Page is on record stating he slowed the recording down a half a step. Open G gets you to what you hear on the album. On his 12 string, what you hear is him mostly playing the...
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    When the Levee Breaks

    What is your source for this info? I was led to believe for decades that its a 12 string tuned to open G. I've played it hundreds of times, open G is what works best. There is no doubt it's a 12 string as well. Likely Page's Fender XII.
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    When the Levee Breaks

    It's in the foyer room of the Headley Grange underneath a staircase with a high ceiling but you get the idea. Page didn't necessarily know before hand that the acoustics would be so reverberating in that spot. It was when Bonham's tech set up the drums in that area and was tuning them that...
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    When the Levee Breaks

    Open G. But the recording was slowed a half step (and then possibly more at some parts), and we hear it as F#. The few times they played it live, open G as well.
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    Man, I love Warren Haynes......

    Perhaps the hardest working man in rock and roll guitar history.
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    When the Levee Breaks

    This is one of those Zeppelin tracks that you could listen to 100 times, yet still hear something "new" the 101st time.
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    Joe bonamassa on Jimmy page

    Here, this guy seems to have it down almost spot on perfect if not just about perfect. Notice this is almost note for note and timing/execution. What about this is "clammy" or "sloppy"?
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    Joe bonamassa on Jimmy page

    Sorry, I'm just not with you on this. Not even a little bit.
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    Joe bonamassa on Jimmy page

    Well then we will have to disagree based on our opinions, and that is perfectly fine.
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