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Zeppelin Trivia

rjbee

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Been reading "Light & Shade, Conversations with Jimmy Page" by Brad Tolinski. Interesting comment by Page stating that the first album was done totally with a Vox Super Beatle, in addition to what we all know is a Tele, wah wah and boost pedal. Not sure if anyone really cares but for those who do, interesting, no?
 

Ferg Deluxe

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Totally! Those Voxes are all over early Zep records. There a number of tones that I grew up listening to that I thought were Marshalls. I was stunned when I learned they weren't. Kinda had to unlearn what I thought a Marshall sounded like! :-D
 

rslowr

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Been reading "Light & Shade, Conversations with Jimmy Page" by Brad Tolinski. Interesting comment by Page stating that the first album was done totally with a Vox Super Beatle, in addition to what we all know is a Tele, wah wah and boost pedal. Not sure if anyone really cares but for those who do, interesting, no?

Yeah, I was impressed enough to dig out the album and have a listen. Also JP financed the album himself and then took it to Atlantic. He wanted to be on a classy label, not like Cream on Atco. Great book.


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Been reading "Light & Shade, Conversations with Jimmy Page" by Brad Tolinski. Interesting comment by Page stating that the first album was done totally with a Vox Super Beatle, in addition to what we all know is a Tele, wah wah and boost pedal. Not sure if anyone really cares but for those who do, interesting, no?
Page has been mistaken on his gear before and he is in this case as well. The first album was recorded with a Supro which he has mentioned using as early as '69 in interviews. Most of the second album was recorded with a Vox, but a UL4120, not a Super Beatle, which Page didn't have at the time. Studio pics from LZII sessions clearly show the UL4120. He's confused the two amps in the past.
 

eflatminor

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I recall reading that Page's first use of a Marshall amp was the solo on "Heartbreaker" on their 2nd album.
 

brickthicket

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The problem is that recording not only involves guitars, pedals, amps etc., but also mics, mic placement, room ambiance, preamps, EQ etc.

In the end, so much goes into recording a certain album, why do we care so much about one specific aspect.
 

andrekp

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Page has been mistaken on his gear before and he is in this case as well. The first album was recorded with a Supro which he has mentioned using as early as '69 in interviews. Most of the second album was recorded with a Vox, but a UL4120, not a Super Beatle, which Page didn't have at the time. Studio pics from LZII sessions clearly show the UL4120. He's confused the two amps in the past.
Don't be silly! Jimmy Page is never wrong about ANYTHING. Just ask TGP! If we have MISUNDERSTOOD what he said, and think it inconsistent, it's just because we aren't as great a Guitar God as Page and have no business trying to interpret his utterances. Why are you a hater? Do YOU have any videos on YouTube playing Kashmir better than Page does? Thought not... So you REALLY don't have anything to add to this discussion about amplifiers.
 

lhallam

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Don't be silly! Jimmy Page is never wrong about ANYTHING. Just ask TGP! If we have MISUNDERSTOOD what he said, and think it inconsistent, it's just because we aren't as great a Guitar God as Page and have no business trying to interpret his utterances. Why are you a hater? Do YOU have any videos on YouTube playing Kashmir better than Page does? Thought not... So you REALLY don't have anything to add to this discussion about amplifiers.
Can't get a read on where this is coming from. Sarcasm? Humor? Criticism?

It's been reported for many years that Jimmy used a supro on the first release. It's possible he used other amps as well but we've all been led (pun intended) to believe the majority of Zep I is his Yardbirds tele and a supro.

I'm pretty sure Joe Walsh either gave or sold Jimmy his LP after LZ I.
 

duckbunny

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Where is the Vox, I see a Marshall and some bass gear?

edit: I guess that is not bass gear.
I also see the Transonic cab and a LP, so one must assume that this is one of the LZII sessions that they managed to sandwich between tours. If the album was recorded between January and August 1969, and JP got his #1 from Walsh in April of that year, we can assume that the pic was taken between April and August of '69. no?

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I also see the Transonic cab and a LP, so one must assume that this is one of the LZII sessions that they managed to sandwich between tours. If the album was recorded between January and August 1969, and JP got his #1 from Walsh in April of that year, we can assume that the pic was taken between April and August of '69. no?

-db
June '69 - Olympic Studios
 

Coldacre

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Don't be silly! Jimmy Page is never wrong about ANYTHING. Just ask TGP! If we have MISUNDERSTOOD what he said, and think it inconsistent, it's just because we aren't as great a Guitar God as Page and have no business trying to interpret his utterances. Why are you a hater? Do YOU have any videos on YouTube playing Kashmir better than Page does? Thought not... So you REALLY don't have anything to add to this discussion about amplifiers.
gotta be sarcasm. right?
 






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