How different would LZ have been if Jimmy never switched to a Les Paul ? in Led Zeppelin Master Forum Posted December 24, 2015 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.