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Geezer

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01. Good Times Bad Times

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 1'

JPJ: Manson 4-String E 35 Bass

02. Ramble On

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 1'

JPJ: Manson 4-String E 35 Bass

03. Black Dog

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 1'

JPJ: Manson 4-String E 35 Bass

04. In My Time of Dying

Tuning: open G (original live tuning)

Jimmy Page: Gibson ES-350 Electric Archtop

JPJ: 1970 Fender Fretless Precision Bass

05. For Your Life

Tuning: original tuning

Jimmy Page: 2007 Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom (Black)

JPJ: Manson 4-String E 35 Bass

06. Trampled Under Foot

Tuning: original tuning

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 2'

JPJ: Korg Oasys 88

07. Nobody's Fault But Mine

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 1'

JPJ: Manson 10-String Bass

08. No Quarter

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 1'

JPJ: Korg Oasys 88

09. Since I've Been Loving You

Tuning: original tuning

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 2'

JPJ: Korg Oasys 88

10. Dazed and Confused

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1991 Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop (Roger Giffin)

JPJ: Manson 4-String E 35 Bass

11. Stairway to Heaven

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1968 Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck

JPJ: Korg Oasys 88

12. The Song Remains the Same

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1968 Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck

JPJ: Manson 4-String E 35 Bass

13. Misty Mountain Hop

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 2'

JPJ: Korg Oasys 88

14. Kashmir

Tuning: original tuning (DADGAD)

Jimmy Page: 1969 Gibson Les Paul DeLuxe 'No. 3'

JPJ: Korg Oasys 88

15. Whole Lotta Love

Tuning: original tuning

Jimmy Page: Goldtop Gibson Les Paul Classic Premium Plus

JPJ: Manson 4-String E 35 Bass

16. Rock and Roll

Tuning: tuned down

Jimmy Page: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 1'

JPJ: Manson 4-String E 35 Bass

Edited by Geezer

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I know that my original list of the guitars/tunings from 2007 says that D&C was the Giffen, but I later changed my opinion to one of the JPP signature models. Later versions of the list show that amendment.

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this is a useful list

I have been busying myself with what Page's amp useage was, song by song.... sheesh

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Good info but just to take it a bit further, there have been a few bands that played "tuned down" ie. SRV and Van Halen (DLR), but it was usually just a 1/2 step to E flat.

Stairway/O2 for sure is a whole step down with Jimmy's guitar tuned to D.....not sure about the others.

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...Stairway/O2 for sure is a whole step down with Jimmy's guitar tuned to D.....not sure about the others.

All the down tuned songs were down a whole tone. Here's the link to the original thread from 2007:

http://forums.ledzep...wn/page__st__20

from 12th Dec 2007

First up - the tunings:

#1 LP - standard tuning down a tone to D

Giffen LP proto-type copy - standard tuning down a tone to D [2013 edit - as mentioned above, I later revised my opinion of this guitar to be a Gibson JPP signatrue model]

#2 LP - standard tuning at correct pitch (E)

ES350 - open G

LP custom - standard tuning at correct pitch (E)

EDS 1275 - both necks standard tuning down a tone to D

Cherry b-bender LP - DADGAD at correct pitch (D)

Transperformance LP - standard tuning at correct pitch (E) plus auto-tune craziness!

...So the set, with guitar changes is this:

GTBT/RO/BD - #1

IMTOD - swtich to the ES350 for slide - this is down a tone from the album, but this is the key they played it live in the '70s.

FYL - LP custom Black Beauty, same key as the record

TU - #2

NFBM - #1

NQ - #1 - down a full step from where they used to play it live, but only down a half step from the record, because the recording was slowed down by a half step.

SIBLY - #2 - unusual choice of guitar, but it seems they wanted to do it in the correct key

D&C - the Giffen copy [edit - JPP sig model] ...use(d) this guitar for all the bow work to keep the main guitars free from rossin

STH/TSRTS - EDS 1275

MMH - #2

Kashmir - cherry b-bender LP

WLL - transperformance LP

R&R - #1

So the choice of #1 or #2 for a given song fits exactly with whether it was down tuned or not.

Edited by huw

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thanks for the info huw!....I've never played a whole step down but will try ti just to see what it feels like......cheers

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Has anyone noticed that jpj plays trampled underfoot in some happy major key whereas it should be a minor key, kinda takes a bit if intensity out of the tune, to me anyway

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Ya, I agree. Great song, but that is the weakness in it for sure. It ended up being a single and a discotheque hit, so maybe there was a method to the madness.

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