Your favorite page tone?

mahler

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Even if you love or hate Jimmy Page, everyone secretly knows you like his tone in at least one song. His tones changed radically throughout those 12 years.

Talk about some of your favorite tones and what you use to get them.

How Many More Times- Tele with a nice MKII into a british style 40 or 50 watter.

The Ocean- A nice and thick pauly through a tube driver into a nice marshall (or just use the marshall LOUD with a tube mod that takes it from 100 w to 200 w for nice distortion).

Black Dog- Still haven't figured out how to get that weird almost synth like tone!

Now it's your turn
 

Lolaviola

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two words: Heart Breaker.
runner up: Won Ton Song
I also love the strat in Royal Orleans
 

clc12rock

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Another nod for the riff and verse in Bring It On Home. I remember when I first heard that song about 5 years ago. That slow bluesy opening and then that riff comes out of nowhere. Amazing. My other fav is the solo in Good Times, Bad Times. Always trying to get that for myself. Gotta mess around with my Leslie some to really nail it tho.
 

arthur rotfeld

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Not a big fan of the in the evening tone, not fat enough for me, but yes I agree 99 percent of page tones are good or great
Even stuff like that...a certain quirkiness to it. Seems everything he did was distinctive.


I really like his live tones from the early 70s. Studio solo tones like on Stairway and Achillies.

How about the steel tone on "That's The Way"?

Oh and "In The Light"......."Ten Years Gone"!!!
 

zosozep7

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I love the solo in Heartbreaker. It took me years though to figure out how he achieved it. With his Echoplex. I hear that same tone with many Alman Bro songs as well as Felders guitar work on Allready Gone. I remember going into Guitar Center often and asking the salepeople(DUMB!) how to get that tone and they would allways tell me to turn this knob and turn that knob on a Marshall. Geeesh!!!! It wasnt until a few years ago I was watching gary Moore at Montreaux when I noticed he was using a T Rex Replica and I then put 2 and 2 together. LOL!

Ok, not to stray off the original question. My all time fav is anything on TSRTS. Black Dog, Since I been Loving You. No Quarter! I cant really name my fav. The Ocean like Mahler said, Custard Pie is another fav.

Mahler, is it possible Page used the Blue Box on Black Dog? It kinda resembles Fool in the Rain.

Ok.... I think I figured it out! My fav is probably Achilles Last Stand.
 

mahler

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No he want straight into the board and a compressor or something like that. I can't find a pedal that can get that sound! Love the blue box solo in FITR though!
 

zosozep7

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No he want straight into the board and a compressor or something like that. I can't find a pedal that can get that sound! Love the blue box solo in FITR though!
The only thing I can think of is a Octave pedal of some kind.
 

Pinstripedclips

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My favourite Jimmy Page tones are his Yardbirds era fuzz tones on the following songs...

Little Games, Smile On Me, Think About It, Avron Knows

I can get close enough to those kinda tones with my with my Danelectro DC-59 reissue, custom D*A*M MKII in to my 1966 Vox 715.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvyMLYWajnw

The MKI Marshall Supa Fuzz replica I had a shot of got those tones as well, maybe even more so than the MKII...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkyrtiv_Qxc
 
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mahler

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His Majesty, I totally agree!

Zosozep, don't know about octave, the octave effect would get you closer to that synth sound ( I would use an octave down pedal), but Page was not using anything close to the octave, maybe I'll try it and let you know how it goes!

Speaking of Page, did your order your MKII or MKIII?
 

frankencat

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The Some Remains The Same from the live album of the same name. Also Celebration Day from the same album. I love that trebly, juicy sound with all of the harmonics and overtones. And of course pretty much everything on Zep 2 :)
 

cugel

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when the levee breaks: the sort of bridge slide solo part where he's got the thing screaming bloody murder
 

LSGoCards7

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Mahler, Black Dog was a compressor that he overdrived into distortion and then straight into the board. I used to know the name of the compressor, but I can't remember at the moment. He did the same thing for the studio version of No Quarter.

My favorite live Page tone is from Royal Albert Hall with the JPP Hiwatt and anything from 71-73. I love most all of his studio tones though. One of the greatest producers of all time!
 




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