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  1. woz70

    Jimmy Page photo shoot at Abbey Road Studios

    The first of Page's Transperformance guitars appeared at the end of the Coverdale/Page sessions, and he managed to do some overdubs on one of the tracks (Absolution Blues? Can't remember offhand). Definitely not 70's canon - required 90's computer technology and gutting the inside of the guitar to fit the motors & brain inside.
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    Jimmy Page photo shoot at Abbey Road Studios

    Check this out: https://www.abbeyroad.com/de-mix
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    Jimmy Page photo shoot at Abbey Road Studios

    He's got one of his Transperformance auto-tuning guitars strapped on. Theremin just in view to the right. Typical 90's Whole Lotta Love setup. Could be just a photoshoot, but why go to the expense of hiring Abbey Road? Not a cheap venue. I still think he's re-amping a direct from guitar recording and using ambience from the room in Abbey Road to add some depth to the sound. Wonder what era the recording is from 😉? Abbey Road have been investing heavily in de-mixing technology..... used extensively for The Beatles and some early Stones recordings recently. Could open up lots of possibilities for re-balancing so-called 'soundboard' recordings. Very interesting.
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    Jimmy Page photo shoot at Abbey Road Studios

    There's a microphone in front of one of the amps. He might have actually played a couple of notes too. Certainly a pointless exercise, unless.... he's using the rig to re-amp a guitar part from an old recording that had a dry (i.e. direct from the instrument) guitar signal and he wants to recreate the exact sound....
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    "Okay" heard in Achilles?

    It goes through the first couple of bars of the guitar solo.
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    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    Looks like Jimmy's Gibson only deal may be at an end.... https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156759326952612&id=9366537611
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    Jimmy Page loans tapestries to Tate Britain

    Isn't there a photo from the early 80's of Jimmy leaning on a pool/snooker table looking more than a little inebriated in front of one of those tapestries (the long one with the building with the open door at the right hand side)?
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Bwahahahahaha! 😂 That's hilarious.
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    Tower House

    Jimmy's not looking terribly steady on his legs, especially going up the stairs. This is not a man who is going to be appearing onstage again, I feel.
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    Learning to Play

    How much do you want to learn how to play? The hungrier you are to learn, the quicker you will learn! It all comes down to how much time and effort you put into it. Anyone, at any age, can learn to play. And the great thing is it's good for you. Learning an instrument has great positive cognitive benefits, helps hand-eye coordination and can be very relaxing too. Plus the sense of achievement you get when you are finally able to play something that felt impossible to start with is immense.
  11. He's done 'something to do with music' that isn't Led Zeppelin, or his dim and distant past. That's pretty incredible😉
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    Mic-ing every piece of a drumkit in the studio didn't really start happening until the late '70's. The early recordings would have had 3/4 mics max - this is why the room that the drums were recorded in was absolutely essential to the sound. The 3/4 mics would have been mixed in the studio (and processed by a series of compressors/limiters) to get the required sound, and sent to either 1 track (mono) or 2 tracks (possibly stereo, or to give you a little bit of room to play about with balance in mono). The Drum sound in Levee, for example, relies heavily on one single microphone dangling above a well tuned, brilliantly played drum kit in an obviously fabulous sounding room, and stuck through a great sounding compressor/limiter. This article gives a brief overview of some of these techniques which were made popular by Glyn Johns and still get used today with great results: https://www.recordingrevolution.com/the-glyn-johns-drum-recording-method/ As I said before, it's not the number of mics, or tracks, that determine the drum sound. It's how they're played and recorded - or in the case of Japan, premixed - before they get to tape. With some of the post-processing available today a great deal can still be done with a less-than-optimal pre-mix - again I point you at the Beatles Hollywood Bowl recordings, which George Martin thought were pretty much unusable back in 1964/5. If the Japan tapes were recorded too hot and distorted, then very much less can be done with them.
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    Absolute rubbish. Have you heard 'The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl'? That's a Three track recording. The Drums on Led Zeppelin II (for example) are ALL on only two tracks. It's far from impossible to get a good drum sound with only two tracks, in fact some of the best ever recorded drum sounds have used only two tracks. It all depends on HOW they were recorded.
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    It Makes Me Wonder

    Dancing Days is played in an open tuning (DGBDGE I think, if memory serves) so it would have required either a re-tune or yet another guitar. Probably considered too much hassle for such a short song.