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  1. Page's Les Paul gave him a very distinctive sound live. It gave him a sort of characteristic "quack" that he was known for when playing in the middle pickup selector. It added a fullness and 3-dimensional sound compared to the telecaster before. The LP responds better to higher gain, and the mids cut through very well.
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    Feb 3 Jimmy Page Promises 'Quite Different' Direction With New Music

    You never know...Page could be serious and actually have a plan together. The problem isn't him -- it's all this media BS that takes pieces of what he said, hyping up a Zep Reunion, following him around with cameras, etc, and making the five hundred thousandth "newest" Rolling Stone article. What we're seeing is the effects of overexposure. Be it interviews, news articles, or random videos. It's promising, and a little bit too much. Personally, I keep to dabbling in historical LZ stuff because it's a guaranteed enjoyment. The future? That's a mystery.
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    Led Zepppelin DVD

    Haha, that's right. The cryptic nature of LZ is what keeps me infinity interested in them.
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    Led Zepppelin DVD

    I love Zeppelin's early 70's era. Absolutely adore it. You can really see the connection between themselves and their audience in RAH. The energy, the freshness, the character. I've always been wanting to find a good quality video of them playing live 1971 or early 72'.
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    Top 3 Favorite Songs LIVE ?

    Threads like this are impossible to really form an concrete answer. It's constantly changing. I like everything!
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    Interviews with Jimmy Page,2014.

    There ya go. I had a pretty hard time reading it and hate people like that. It's like they're trying to expose some flaw out of you, which isn't anyone's business. I say worry about yourself and everyone else be damned. That's why LZ was so successful--they don't let interviewers like that guy win them over.
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    Interviews with Jimmy Page,2014.

    One of the WORST recent one's I've read in a while: http://www.gq.com/moty/2014/jimmy-page-men-of-the-year Interviewer asks mostly questions about Page's drug use, calls him an addict, and of course his appearance in TSRTS and the whole symbolism behind his occult interest. Just...that's not a way to go about things.
  8. All these attractiveness statistics are really nonsense. Be yourself, and don't be so superstitious to the point where you're looking ridiculous out of desperation. That's probably doing more harm than good.
  9. *****NOTE: I am new to this forum; I am NOT new to anything Led Zeppelin. Please, I ask you to ignore the first part of that sentence, and consider the second. Appreciated. ****** ***The Song Remains the Same Complete Re-EDIT On Way! *** [Note]: Individual evaluation only, not a means of piracy; this will NOT be distributed in any such way; again, my individual evaluations I've always preferred original TSRTS footage, be it a bootleg or 8mm. However, the actual viewing experience is rather limited by the subpar quality even terrible for 1970's cinematics. Honestly, the "film" portions of the film (I know, that sounds redundant, whatever) are pretty ugly. When one compares the close-up concert sequences re-filmed, the viewing experience becomes exhilarating. Add original panoramas of the actual crowd; the experience is timeless. And, of course, 1920 X 1080 resolution is absolutely stunning. The producers made their best intentions to create the best viewing experience possible during the time. The only reason I bring this thought up is because of a project I am working on to re-edit TSRTS (film) as close to original setlist as possible, while still retaining an apex entertainment factor. The fan-edition looks great, but I wish to make it even better. The plans are as follows: 1. Rip 2007 Blu-Ray release as a main video reference for best consumer-attainable quality as of 2013 2. Integrate my FLAC vinyl rips as much as possible to cover the abridged / shortened scene performances and restore original song length. 3. Somehow attain the best quality original footage / bootlegs. This includes the abandoned gaps in Black Dog, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, etc. 4. The whole point of #3 is to eliminate psychedelic/fantasy sequences limiting attention on the band itself. The problem really arises from point no. 3; attaining footage to fill the gaps. I have some, but not enough. If anyone knows where to access the originals in best quality, that would be a great help! Plans for release are late December/early January 2013/2014, though this is extremely tentative and subject to change. ***This is for experimentation purposes only and NOT for personal gain, resale, or profit or mass-release and or reproduction; only individual evaluation.*** If any of you are of interest, please don't hesitate to inform me as soon as possible! Thank you for your support. -A/S
  10. It's coming along, I can tell you that. Obviously, there's no way it's "truthful" because it's a rearrangement, but it's more honest than the mock footage itself. I don't know, I don't want to rush things, but let's say around the holidays this year. Perhaps LZF and I can work together and throw out a full cut or something along that by then. It's really a professional job so far, but to ensure that level of quality is consistent throughout the whole film we've got to give it a lot of intimate time to develop. We have, of course, so it's a definite prospect to look forward to!
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    1975 tone

    Well said my friend! Welcome to the forum!! Mate, you've got to be WAY more specific. You're either talking live set ups or within the studio. You never mentioned your budget, a song from PG (which in itself is a very vast album of many different sounds). This matters, but I'll try and help you the best I can. For live, Jimmy kept things pretty consistent throughout the mid 70's on. The guy above is correct - Page used his 200W modified Marshall, a Super Lead if I might add. Yes, a maestro echoplex and very few other effects and pedals. A wah of some sort would be a good investment to consider. The MXR Phase 90 is quite superb for The Rover. I digress... Don't get too caught up in the exact pedals, exact pickups, exact cabinets, etc Page used. The reality is, you'd have a awfully hard time accumulating these set ups and would cost a fortune. Also, if you think you can just wake up one day and say "Oh, I'm going to mod my future 100 watt Marshall to 200 watts" you're going about it the wrong way. That's way over my head and 99% of guitarists. Page used a Les Paul. Any guitar like this, in addition to the multitude of valve amps out on the market will work. The reality of the matter is -- and Jimmy himself would tell you this -- there is no "secret" like a lot of people make it out to be. It's just his LP straight into a cranked Marshall. No phase mods, etc, during this era, for live performances. Until you give us more info on the specific sound you're trying to achieve, I'm afraid I can't add anymore without writing an entire encyclopedia. I plan on making a thread in the near future covering the specifics of Page's live tone and the most efficient way to accurately achieve it. Remember though, gear isn't what gives you your tone. It's all in your hands.
  12. I should go!!! To see Mr. Page himself in person, in NYC - I have to find a way to get in to this.
  13. Ever though your LZ mp3's were best quality? Think again. ***This is NOT for everyone, only those who have the TIME, LP collections, and $$$. This is pretty complicated stuff only intended for audiophiles. If you said yes to the first question, this isn't for you. Just a kindly heads up*** Today I will show you the utmost of proper methods to obtain the absolute BEST, no-catch Led Zeppelin audio quality. Disclaimer: You will need some LP's (or a friend with some) in order to do this for the songs you want. If you aren't concerned with digital copies, plug your speaker/headphones into your record player. Inarguably, the best bitrate is of vinyl. CDs are not analogue, and thus a digital approximation and usually max out at 320 kbps. Vinyl? Can get in the 3000's. No joke. There is nothing like the sound of lossless audio. It's incredible. The format we will convert to is FLAC, (Free Lossless Audio Codec), which is compressed uncompressed, but being lossless, loses no quality. Complicated, but trust me. If you want to save a few days, find a professional nearby. Costly, but time-saving. 1. First step is to check your record player. Needs to have a USB function to connect to a computer. Something like this will do: http://bit.ly/19Vp2GF . Or, http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/iLP within the $100 range. 2. Read these articles thoroughly. I'm not going to explain it all here as it would take pages. Again, this requires TIME. http://bit.ly/1fUv0bw AND / OR http://bit.ly/1bwKgHc .These two are what I used a few months ago for my collection. 3. Programs. I use Winamp for all of my collections, as it supports FLAC. http://www.winamp.com/ . You'll need to install this plugin after dragging/dropping your newly converted audio into the program. http://www.winamp.com/plugin/flac-plugin-with-library-support/143614 And that is it. I truly wish I could just send you all my collections so you only have to do step 3, but that constitutes some major piracy. If you have ANY questions, feel free to ask away. I will assure you though that are willing, the process is worth it. ;-)
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    The Absolute BEST LZ Audio Quality, Digital - Tutorial

    If you even bothered to read the title, it's for a digital conversion, the way most people listen to music today. Yes, CD"s are digital but if you were following all posts you would realize we've been referring to FLAC conversion the entire time. It isn't pointless at all to listen via FLAC my friend. I can utilize it on my laptop, phone -- anywhere I can connect an aux cable which 99% of speaker sets have nowadays. Plus, if you bought all the remastered albums, it would be so much more efficient to conveniently have them stored in FLAC on your devices so you could make playlists and jam out in your car, or whatever. I also mentioned headphones and speakers, meaning good audio listening equipment in general. I never said a direct speaker set up waas the only way to go. This whole thread is for LZ fans to attain the highest quality possible in the modern era's technology. CD's are becoming more obsolete every day, and to be honest, take up space when travelling. I have the whole LZ vinyl collection but of course am preferring the new remasters. There's still nothing wrong with listening via CD or vinyl. I prefer it when I'm by my speaker set. "He probably means on a computer, My cd drive is very loud and I hate having to hear it when listening to music so I have all my cds ripped to my comp in flac." Exactly!
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    The Absolute BEST LZ Audio Quality, Digital - Tutorial

    Okay my friends, here s an update! With the new 2014 CD and Vinyl remasters being released, there isn't a better time to update your library. Rip these CD's in FLAC codec or any other losless codec and you're set. Now go buy a good pair of speakers and headphones and TRULY appreciate the beauty of Zeppelin, the way they should be heard.
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    Led Zeppelin in 3D Space Fan Club

    After losing gravity for the eleventh time I've given up. Sorry, but this is just too obscure for me to enjoy. Cool concept nonetheless.
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    A New Rocker in 6/8

    The great woz70 and his comments about compression strikes again! Just kidding with you. I'd agree to an extent.
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    Is Led Zeppelin Your Favorite Band?

    Only on Mondays, Tuesdays , Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Oh yeah, and on Sundays. Did I say Saturday? That too.
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    TSRTS Whole Lotta Love

    Right and right. But delay? I don't think so...I hear NO ounce of delay in TSRTS but I could be wrong. An extremely small amount of reverb never hurts though - as it was in the Garden, an arena. (You obviously wouldn't want any digital reverb if you were playing live though...). Great tips though. PS: Welcome to the Forum my friend! Glad another TSRTS guy around here :-)
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    Why is Jimi always ranked first in every poll?

    A lot of what it has to do with is a legacy factor. When someone rather revolutionary dies, they gain a huge and notable historical following. Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy, for instance, both were shot - look how famous they are to this day -- and their rankings. FDR even died as president. Were they bad presidents? Of course not. Was Hendrix a terrible guitar player? Not at all. So it's a combination of skill as well as sympathy and legacy. But you'll notice - both Hendrix and Zeppelin are ranked pretty darn high on the R&R charts. And who's to say the authors of these charts are necessarily correct? I believe everyone should think as individuals and not follow some cliche posed by some Rolling Stone listing written by a guy trying to please everybody. And keep in mind, a lot of it is from the majority of naive fans who augment these polls. I think they are relatively accurate to most opinions but not what I 100% agree with. And to be honest, what do you hear more played on the radio? Led Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix? For me, the choice is obvious.
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    If You Started a Band - What Would You Name It?

    I was in a Zep cover band (and some van halen stuff) when I was in high school, called "Work In Progress" . We weren't bad either if I might say. Just didn't last long . good memmories.
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    The New York City thread

    I live in Brooklyn but commute to Manhattan on a daily basis. You get used to it and ignore all the excesses. You come to appreciate the convienences on every block and I really can't say you get that anywhere else. Annoying? Perhaps, but I'm ok with it. You just gotta dress well for the weather, don't take shit from anybody (you probably won't get any) and know what you're doing and it's the place to be. But it's probably different I believe if you weren't raised in the area. Some might think the size of the city is intimidating and thus, more isolating. That's valid but if you know people, you will be just fine. Ive always loved it here.
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    The New York City thread

    Dude...this made me laugh so hard. How the f*ck do you get lost so easily? It's not that hard even for tourists to navigate the subway system. I guess you either like looking for trouble or just are entirely unlucky. If that was in the 70s it might have been rougher. Funny story, the other day abouut ten people were waiting for the subway but couldn't get in - they were obvious tourists. They ask the guy next to me if he could "let us in, our metro cards won't swipe" but they had no cards whatsoever. He proceeds and sets off the alarm in the process, which scares the group nearly to death. The guy probably didn't know he just let $100s slide but whatever. Times square subs are a tourist deathtrap.
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    What Are You Doing Today?

    Just another day in the city. Even though I live in Brooklyn, I get to stay at a hotel in times square for a business thing. Not bad either.