Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by paulvcarter, Jan 22, 2019.
I don't have an answer for that.
Hmmm. Yeah, I suppose. We’ll have to see what happens here, correct?
This thing is going to be WAY out of my league as far as price goes. That said, I’m completely uninterested. Sorry? Shrugs.
I’m not interested in this amp at all, either, Tony.
Sorry, i didnt know anything about it - just commenting on prior efforts
I wasnt refering to the thread - for some reason when i quoted and responded to mitch colby it didnt display the quote correctly
It did a similar thing to me.
Agree! Intriguing and pretty cool actually!
Read some interesting claims in this thread regarding the Supro Black Magick.
I've been listening to Zeppelin since '69.
Been rocking the Supro Black Magick since it's initial release.
It does capture that legendary tone.
A little something extra for Zeppelin fans...
Yes, I'm into Zeppelin.
I'm a guitar player first. I've been playing guitar for 45 years. My major in college was music and major instrument was guitar. I had a 32 year career with the US distributor of Marshall (who bought VOX in 1992) so you can say I'm a businessman. Plus I've been building my own amps (Colby and Park) for seven years.
i think page is way more emotionally invested in his gear legacy than people realize. definitely not a corporate mentality imo. Absent new music this is all legacy to him. Same with the recordings. kinda sad really, for me. If he would put that much effort into a new solo album or even an EP. I suspect that is part of Plant's problem, just Page's seeming lack of interest in new music for the sake of legacy.
A period correct recreation of his Maestro EP2 EchoPlex.
strongly disagree. heard communication breakdown out of a supro and it was hauntingly dead on. It was like aha!
Above anything else Page had excellent ears and ear memory - his amp choices were less random than
your post implies - there were loads of Amp gems floating around the Fender Scarce UK - and Page would
hear them on his studio dates. He's always been guarded about where his tones came from - but all one
has to do is go through the early 60s 'rock and roll' records to hear what Page heard. Just like most of us
we can try a variety of amps - but bond with only one or two - Page was no different in that respect. What
separated Led Zeppelin was superior songwriting, superior arrangements (Thanks to John Paul Jones), deep
texturalized tracks - there is considerable detail on the records - rarely a throw away part - and
generally a stylized restraint when recording - which also didn't get thrown out in a live setting.
Ultimately - IMO - the Amps are less important to Page's legacy than the writing and recordings.
Keep in mind that among the superstar rockers of the late 1960s and early 70s - there was very
little 'secret' information - a lot was shared - but there was a bit of a code amongst the English
rockers - they wouldn't copy others sounds - they would take the core sound and make it their own.
As such - most people could and still can get Pages tones - but they can't write the songs that lead
to the great arrangements.
I don't think Zep tones come down to a specific amp. I have four amps that can do it. A 63 Supro 1616t with a single 6v6, a 62 Gretsch 6157 with two 6973's, a 64 Airline 1624T dual tone with two 6973's, and a Valclone with two 6v6's. All of them can pretty much nail the early Zep tones.
My Thunderbolt does, too.
So, according to the Vintage Guitar Magazine review, the Limited Edition hand-signed combo is a whopping $12,500.00
How many shall we put you down for?
His own brand of Violin bows
I don't believe Page has it in him to create new interesting music. In interviews he
comes off like a grandfather talking to his nieces and nephews about what he did
in the war. That's no slag on Page - more like he understands his legacy in the world
and doesn't have any interest in extending it further - except for the tools he used.
I think an interesting project from Page would be an accurate studio diary - such as
Mark Lewisohn did with the 'Recording the Beatles' book/diary. I imagine that book
would sell a gazillion.
I was in Mitch's shop and got to hear the prototype amp, sounded pretty much like Jimmy's tone to me !
$12,500? Seriously? That's nuts!