Does THIS get close to the Led Zep Since Ive Been Lovin You tone ?

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  1. BryanMatthews

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    I recorded this complete version of SIBLY with an outstanding singer doing the vocals, do you think it gets close to that fabled tone of Jimmy Page ?

    What do you think guys ?

    Bryan
     
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    Hey, nice stuff.

    It gets close. Certainly close enough that noone would notice or care live. If anything, it's TOO smooth. Some attitude in the treble range that is missing

    EP
     
  3. Jujo

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    Your tone is way too smooth. There's no attitude and snot in your sound on this recording. You executed notes correctly, but the guitar/hands/amps needs more bite and snarl if you want to be close to the original.

    Not saying yours is a bad sound BTW- you only asked if it was close to the original.
     
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    +1.. sounds great, but it sounds like Robben Ford covers Zep.
     
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    nice articulation but yea, needs more snot. nice playin'. singer sounds good, but not as good as me.
     
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    Tone yeah It ok for Jimmy to leave notes out and put some in but < especially in the transitions> you should go for better phrasing. You've got it, I could never get that close but I could steal all the good bits !

    Nice Playing put it together for your self now.
    Best
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  7. GCDEF

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    It's a good blues tone in a Robben Ford/Larry Carlton kind of way. Doesn't sound all that much like Page to me though.
     
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    You are a great player but yeah, the tone is too smooth. It needs more of an edge and bite. Try some some pick attack. What amp and guitar did you use?
     
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    my ears tell me that page recorded the original with single coils, i recorded my track using my Historic R8 , hence the smoothened top end. thanks for the positive views on the recording we did also guys :dude

    Bryan
     
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    Exactly! That's what I hear as well. Great playing just too smooth in both phrasing and tone for Jimmy.
     
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    I've always thought Page's tone was a little "dry" if that makes sense - in a marshally kind of way. Your's had a more lush and wet tone, and as others said, not as much bite.

    Nice playing though
     
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    Nice playing, really nice playing. I like the tone and vibe and I think it matches the singer well. If I heard this live I would be pleased and impressed.

    Does it match JP and company? In feel yes, in general yes, but the tone of both the singer are subtly different. It has a liquid smooth feel to it. Very very good, but not a match as such.

    I wish I could pay it that well!
     
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    Yup. Awesome in its own right, though.
     
  14. Scott Auld

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    Dig in w/ the pick more. Slur into notes. Be a badass.

    :)
     
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    Sound decent, but you are pretty far off from the original recording. I agree with everyone else about the snarlyness of the tone.

    IMO the singer has too much of an 80's hair metal thing going on too.

    The playing is good, just not as loose as jimmy. I'm pretty sure jimmy uses the les paul to record this track, as he switches from the rolled back neck pickup for the intro, to the bridge full on for the distorted parts. If I had to guess I'd say a Marshall was used for the amp.

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    I am a lifelong admirerer of Jimmy Page and the looseness he exhibits is not something i think you can learn, its just something that he does completely naturally in his style of playing and note execution, its even more interesting how the man takes "sloppiness" to a different level altogether. Im real touched by the views towards my track and thanks for giving it a listen.

    Bryan
     
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    Another bit from me...in case you care. I also play this tune a lot at home. I think I get pretty dang close to the original sound. My secret weapon is a fuzz. I don't know if JP used a fuzz for this or not, but if I set my fuzz up and then roll off the guitar volume it's right there. Spitty, gritty, with thin trebley tone. The fuzz really helps fill in the sloppy JP feel as well.

    Maybe give that whirl if you want to get closer to the original.
     
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    Sounds more like his Les Paul with both pickups on and a little more bridge pickup than neck to me.
     
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    That's exactly what I hear.
     
  20. Scott Auld

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    I think you should try to record it while drunk. I bet that makes you closer to Jimmy's style, seriously.

    <--- not advocating alcoholism
     

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