what effect is Page using in Good Times Bad Times?

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  1. zosozep7

    zosozep7 Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey all, I was listening to this song today and was wondering what Page was using in his solo toward the end of the song? It sounds to me like an octavio type pedal? Or was it his MKII? Its funny because I cant ever remember a discussion on this topic. Im sure there has been though as Ive only been here for a few years. :JAM
     
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    I always thought it sounded like a guitar through a leslie. I'm sure there will be a few opinions.
     
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    boldaslove1977 Silver Supporting Member

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    i always thought it was a leslie or vibe.

    we do that song... and i step on my mojovibe for that solo at the end... always sounds pretty convincing to me...
     
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    zosozep7 Silver Supporting Member

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    Bump! I'd be shocked if it was a vibe! Wow!
     
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    Leslie would be my guess too.
     
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    I was talking to a friend the other day, and he was telling me about this new thing he had heard about called Google, so I thought I would check it out too. Lo and behold, whatayaknow
     
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    Oh, snap.

    Also, thanks for the link. :cool:
     
  8. zosozep7

    zosozep7 Silver Supporting Member

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    Well ****! now that you have introduced me to Google from my man bear cave, what do I need TGP for anymore???

    Thanks for the link! Interesting info there.

    Ill never ever have to ask a Jimmy Page question again with my new found Google.

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    it is a little known fact that jimmy page had this special pedal he used on all the led zeppelin albums, including the first one (which includes good times bad times).

    i think the technical term for the pedal is "the most awesome band ever" pedal. really gives that solo an extra something. :D

    gotta pick up one of those.

    no....wait....it was a leslie.
     
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    zosozep7 Silver Supporting Member

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    Lmao!
     
  11. todd richman

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    Guitar through a real Leslie.
     
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    On a budget of Danelectros and Supros one could easily swoop up a rel Leslie.
     
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    :sarcasm

    Wow... don't stop asking questions. My vote is for Leslie.
     
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    Mines for sale in the emporium if your interested, I just got it and its not for me.....I think I detected a slight volume drop.:aok
     
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    Agreed it is a leslie, but the sound is still hard to pin down, if you ask me. It sounds kind of "in between" the fast and chorale speeds or like there are two tracks; one of leslied guitar and one straight with his tonebender. Lot of room sound or reverb on the guitar track(s), too. Awesome song and solo.
     
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    wow, that is one cornball answer. Like, really, really corny.
     
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    I know this is REALLY late, but I was searching for the Reverb type you can hear in the intro to Good Times Bad Times, and couldn't find anything. I have Eventice H9's and will just have to find something...Good reverb with a big room sound like this are hard to nail live, too subtle. A delay might work better but it's really not repeating like a delay.
    However, the solos are clearly through a Leslie, and I have pretty much nailed it with an H9 Rotary setting. My "guess" is that the somewhat trebly tone is due to how and where the mic(s) was placed...maybe just the horn was mic'd and not the speaker/barrel. Could also just be an EQ thing, or type of mic. Or even which pickup of the Tele he used, and/or the tone on the Supro! :+) Maybe all of the above!
     
  18. Buck Woodson

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    John Paul Jones used a single speed Leslie on that album for the Hammond organ parts. It goes from off->ramp_up->fast->ramp_down->off. There is no characteristic slowly rotating Leslie mode. I don't know if Jimmy Page used THAT Leslie or not.
     
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  19. jimijimmyjeffy

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    Leslie with maybe some reel to reel tape machine flanging?

    Page also used a stopped leslie cab for a certain midrange flavor. But I detected some kind of movement there. But it could have been stopped leslie plus reel to reel flange.

    Or it could have been just fast leslie. You can get a bit of almost flange from a leslie due to doppler and refection effects. Add plate reverb in mixdown and the warble gets magnified.
     
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    Since we're on the subject, the bass in Heartbreaker went through a Leslie.
     

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