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  1. DogsoverLava

    Ten Years Gone

    Jimmy used a white Fender Strat that JPJ's then borrowed..... and didn't return until 2007 or thereabouts. The B-bender was NOT used in the studio.
  2. Work has finally been initiated on the Ten Years Gone Project as the Original Stairway Project website expands its mission to take on this second official Zeppelin cover. We are going to be documenting this project on the site as it goes along, posting articles about the research & recor4ding process as well as web-tidbits of note that we find related to Ten Years Gone. Here's the link to the announcement. http://www.thestairwayproject.com/new-project-announcement-ten-years-gone/ Feel free to reach out here if you discover some web content related to Ten Years Gone that you think would be good to feature on the site as well as any suggestions related to the project. We will be trying again to get a studio correct, N4N cover of the song within the limitations of a home studio. As with the Stairway Project, we will share all files and tracks at the end of the project for others to experiment with and use.
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    The Stairway Project Announces: Ten Years Gone Project

    Like the Stairway Project, the Ten Years Gone Project will be doing 2 complete versions of the song; the demo version where all the parts and production techniques get worked out and learned, and then the final version. Here is the link to the demo version which is already complete. http://www.thestairwayproject.com/ten-years-gone-the-scratch-tracks/ Feel free to contribute or share any info or thoughts you have related to Ten Years Gone.
  4. Do we know any more about these thefts? Was it a specific theft or thefts over time? Has all the material stolen made its way into the public sphere? Was the matter ever resolved or prosecuted? I've heard several stories over the years about who and what but have yet to hear anything confirmed. Anyone know more?
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    Thefts of recordings from Jimmy Page's home...

    Hey Steve - thanks for that. Do you know (of the theft) if anyone has been able to put together a list (after the fact) of the stuff that's out there that came from those thefts?
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    Travelling Riverside Blues Cover

    They've got models that mount a rounded glass piece over the metal rod... I assume it must be thicker as a result.
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    Travelling Riverside Blues Cover

    Sweet -- it looks really good -- did you use one with glass or just metal? (I see they have a few different options).
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    Travelling Riverside Blues Cover

    Dude -- where did you get that slide and what kind of slide is it? Never seen that before - awesome.
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    Who wrote the solo/break in Kashmir from 3:25-4:15

    OK -- so you are just a troll then contributing to the noise that erodes the discourse in forums like this. It's just disappointing to see a guy with your obvious love for the band (based on your post count) spreading such miss-truth in the face of overwhelming evidence. Not cool at all -- asking if you were high was a polite way to handle it because you could have said "Ya man - totally high - my bad"....
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    Who wrote the solo/break in Kashmir from 3:25-4:15

    Are you high? How can a guy with your post count come here and perpetuate such obvious untruths. Those are real recorders played by Jones. As said -- you can actually hear him breath and blow. You can isolate them in a DAW and hear that quite plainly. Here's some more info on those parts - I re-scored them for my own recording of Stairway last year using some VST's after spending hours and hours listening to them. http://www.thestairwayproject.com/tracks-recording-recorders-original-stairway-project/
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    Stairway to Heaven - Solo - Guitar Lesson

    That was horrific
  12. I found this guy a couple years ago -- his production voice is very unique across his originals and covers -- there are quite a few Zep covers buried in his youtube channel - but check out his latest... bloody hell -- just herculean in terms of work - even if it's not to your specific taste holy man! Just awesome. I present Mike Gubisch:
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    The rain song

  14. Hey guys - anyone here sing Stairway really well and have the ability to record vocals?
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    Looking for singer for Stairway Cover

    The whole project is being made into a web based tutorial called "The Stairway Project" and will go online in a few months. Here's a mastered version of the first local vocalist I worked with. She was the most amateur of the vocalists but I really fell in love with her interpretation of the song. She sang fearlessly and with lots of heart and dynamic control giving the song an almost existential quality. I'm posting this for you guys to hear as a preview. When the whole project is complete I'll make sure to let you know and post the links to the other versions.
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    Looking for singer for Stairway Cover

    Tracking has been going well - being local really helps. My original vocalist got injured so I had to quickly look for alternatives - I got lucky when the local people stepped up for me. Thanks again.
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    Looking for singer for Stairway Cover

    Hi Matjaz1 -- just wanted to let you know that we went with two local vocalists on this project. Thanks for sharing your tracks with us. I particularly enjoyed the photos you posted in your videos of you visiting the Zeppelin sites. I used to live in the UK and never visited any Zeppelin sites the years I lived there (though a friend was staying with RP while I was there we could never hook up). I had another friend that worked for George Martin at the time too (1994) and I was just too busy to visit -- today I kick myself for both missed opportunities. I also really enjoyed your version of Dekle moje pojdi z menoj It's great to Hear Slovenian music.
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    Ineteresting take on JPJ

    I'm just finishing up a note for note cover of Stairway and let me say that the parts that have most amazed me are Jones' contributions to this song. Listening to several hours of them working the song up in various sessions and hearing how Jones and Page would basically jam it out - listening to both parts evolve was invaluable. The little keyboard flourishes are key to pulling off the song and still very "unknown". Search the web - you'll find hardly anyone actually covering the song and playing the keyboard parts correctly. There's not even a proper as recorded by score that gets them right (or even tries). My own version is probably 98% in everything but the key parts - those I'm probably at 80% - some of which are still very hard to pull out and isolate. They are like a perfect mix of colors and rhythm that gives an impression as a whole but are hard to figure out their component parts. And when the bass guitar kicks in with the signature Jones feel? - the song goes to a whole other level. I love Jimmy Robert and John --- But Jones? That man has a magic that is elusive and entirely unquantified.
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    Guitar tone "Houses of the Holy "

    try the delay pedal with a super short delay time (and feedback). You'll hear it simulated. Jimmy I think used an out of phase pickup selection on his tele - I have a fender guitar that is wired for an out of phase tone and you can hear it immediately.
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    Looking for singer for Stairway Cover

    You sing well Matjaz - the high parts are tough to sing for sure - that's what knocks me out of the running - my voice just can't do those. What kind of DAW do you use and mics/preamp/interface?
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    Led Zeppelin amp settings

    Yup -- totally song, amp, and guitar specific -- also production specific - a lot of the tones had to do with mic placement and exist only in the studio environment. The other thing is that often people's subjective ear lies to them about what they think jimmy's guitar sounds like -- he's way LESS heavy than you perceive it usually. Just listen to the rocking out section of Stairway carefully -- it's not what you think it is. The biggest mistake is people tend to over distort or saturate their guitar when playing Zeppelin when they should do the opposite.
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    Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    I think, from what I've read, that the general consensus is that Taurus was not played live at any of the specific Zeppelin related dates - and that it is not officially alleged otherwise.
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    Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    Jimmy is known as "Led Wallet"... very tight fisted with his money. I once read (and it may be bullshit) that Jimmy actually asked the band to pitch in some money for drinks/snacks at their first jam. Not sure if that is myth or known truth but the fact that he's very very tight with his money is pretty well known.
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    Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    How about this as a corrected point then: It is NOT ALLEGED that Spirit played Taurus Live at any event or venue that Zeppelin attended. That it seems to be a matter of record that at the events (just a few) that both bands presences can be verified, Spirit did not play "Taurus". What's important here (as was later posted) is that it was suggested previously through the oral history or popular myth that Zeppelin watched Spirit perform "Taurus" night after night and that this was the circumstances that preceded this monumental theft. I still think that there is no evidence of misrepresentation or deception on the part of Zeppelin in their testimony.
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    Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    The LA times is little more than a rag - but even if we take these statements as true fact (which I do) - I'm not seeing deception or lies. Why are some of you concluding that Zeppelin lied on the stand? I find it reasonable that access was possible - I find it "possible" the song was heard in some way shape or form -- in no way do I find that probable, nor do I find Zep's claims to the contrary necessarily untruthful and their claims of not remembering in any way a practice of deception.