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anodizingstatic

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  1. 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.


  2. 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'.


  3. I already posted that link last week. I didn't like it either, it was like a battle between the two of them, like the interviewer was playing the "how much can I piss him off without pissing him off" game. If you wanna get somewhere with Pagey in an interview, you talk about music with him, you talk about his possible future career, you ask him stuff a Zep fan would be interested in knowing about, like the band/a song/his guitars/whatever. The way this guy mentioned stuff and went about the whole interview was totally wrong.

    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.


  4. Any updates on the film? I hope you guys are making good progress, this is very exciting to me!! I always loved TSRTS, but to watch the concert as complete as possible is a new level of astounding. This is a big task and I hope you guys are making headway, good luck and cheers!! :toast::yourock:

    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!


  5. hi, i find the 75-77 tone is the easiest to come closest too. it will be hard to get that brittleness, but other than that you will be right on.

    so Jimmy's actual gear was his guitar of choice, into an echoplex, into a 100w marshall, modified to 200w, and running KT-88 tubes. (into the PA system, into someones tape player, into youtube...) we don't know his exact amp settings, for 75, but volume isn't higher than 6, probably closer to 3, although it probably depended.

    with your gear, you plug your guitar in to your amp, turn the amp up, but turn the distortion way down, his 75 tone is really really clean, you do want it loud though.

    play around with it

    mike

    Well said my friend! Welcome to the forum!!

    1975 tone, any additional gear needed, how do you get it? thanks

    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.


  6. If you have the CDs why would you want to rip them into flac if you are listening via a speaker set up. That is pointless.

    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!


  7. Nice song, well recorded & performed, but sadly smashed to bits by waaaaaaaaay too much compression - to the point of distortion at a few points.

    The great woz70 and his comments about compression strikes again!

    Just kidding with you. I'd agree to an extent.


  8. The secret to the live version intro is using a touch of delay, hitting single notes instead of chords, and throwing an open G string into the riff. Remember to always play the D note on the fifth string with a little vibrato while striking the open D below it for a thicker unison sound. Page revealed this trick in an interview with Guitar World a few years back.

    e ------------------------------------------------------------------

    B ------------------------------------------------------------------

    G --------------------------------------------------0--------------

    D--------0--------0------------------------------------0------0---

    A -------5--------5----7------------7---------7-------5------5---

    E ---7--------7-----------0--0--0-----0--0---------------7------

    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 :-)


  9. 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.


  10. Love to visit, it is just like your brain is on mega over-stimulation! people and cars and sellers and cabs and just everything...EVERYWHERE! And def some of the best food in the world, even the little dives have great food.

    that being said I live in a little itty bitty town of about 3,000 people and love it. Love to visit NYC, but would not want to live there.

    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.


  11. I've had nothing but disasters every time I've gone to the place. When I was 13 my parents took us on a trip to New York with our trailer. To make a long story short, you can't take propane thru the Lincoln Tunnel. Ever drive around Manhattan pulling a trailer ?

    Went to New York when I was 19 with a friend. After driving 12 hours to get there, we came to the George Washington bridge and my car suddenly quit with vapor lock. We were stalled for 2 hours on the bridge in rush hour traffic. I was called every name in the book as cars tried to work around us. Once we got the pig going, we ended up driving around Rockaway Blvd. for about 5 hours totally lost. When we saw Coney Island for a second time, we knew we were screwed. It was at this point that my friend went nuts and insisted I stop to get him some beer. I did....in Flatbush. After he went in the store, my car was surrounded by about 20 guys that all looked like Fonzie's brother...."Where are you from ?...What the fuck are you doing here ?.....I can still remember the look on my friend's face when he came out of that store and saw that crowd around my car. We found a seedy motel that night on Long Island. The next morning we ate breakfast at a greasy spoon. When I pulled out of the parking lot, I drove over a huge curb and tore my muffler system off all the way up to the manifold. We rumbled back to the city and parked under an abandoned freeway by the financial district. After checking out the World Trade Center (a whole 'nother post), we hopped on the subway to head to Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty......except we were going the wrong way into Harlem. The subway stopped at a couple stations, and things were getting shadier and shadier. At the next stop, we saw the train conductor making his way back thru the subway car. I looked at my friend and said, "I think he's coming to talk to us." He was. He leaned over and looked me right in the eye and said, "Where are you boys headed ?". When I told him the Statue of Liberty, he got a disgusted look and said, "Trust me....you want that train over there."....pointing to the subway train heading the other way. Needless to say, we took his advice. By the time we got on the Liberty ferry, it was ungodly hot out. The line to get up the statue elevator was huge. After waiting a bit, we decided screw this. We ended up burning one in the bushes right under the dear ladies feet. Disrespectful ?.....nah....it was the best moment of the trip. When we got back to the car, we both decided we needed to get the hell out of the city. We looked at a map and decided that going up Broadway was the best route. It wasn't. We ended up driving thru the same Harlem neighborhoods the subway would have went. It was so hot out that the locals decided to open up all the fire hydrants to cool off. I was literally driving up Broadway thru rivers that were cascading down the street with hundreds of people on every corner. It was pretty fitting since my muffler-less car sounded like a boat anyway. I was never so happy to reach the serenity of Connecticut....where we stopped at a local pub where I proceeded to lock my keys inside my car. Got a hanger anybody ?

    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.


  12. They were all leaders - that's what makes them so paramount. Unlike say, Kiss, they all worked together for the most part.

    Bassists are always underrated because of their role - subdued. But they were all equally necessary. That's why I hate these threads since they challenge Led Zeppelin's musical standing. Its a preference, but not a dedinitive answer.


  13. TSRTS will always be my favorite to watch AND listen. One can not simply replace a timeless classic.

    HTWWW is usually my favorite to listen. The recording quality itself is undoubtedly superior, as well as certain bits of Page's playing and Robert's singing. Bonham ad Jones are always good.But the're two different eras we must learn to both appreciate equally. :-)

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