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The 1977 Acoustic Set

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  1. I've often wondered about the 1980 tour being multi-tracked as well. Bonzo's kick drum has 2 mics in many photos of the tour. Could be that by 1980, he was using 2 mics for a bigger sound, but I doubt it. I would have to review pics from the tour, but another sign of a show being recorded is 2 sets of overhead mics on the drums. If memory serves me, The 1980 tour over Europe only has one set.
  2. Happy birthday jimmy! And thanks for being my idol. I am a working musician today because of you. My path was forever changed the day the needle fell down on the fourth album and I heard the black dog riff for the very first time. I said, "this is what I want to do!" Thank you so much, Corey
  3. I forgot to clarify something. I believe the guitar for sale is not JP's and I believe it is not even a 1961 stratocaster. I think it is a music ground special fakeocaster. The 1982 photo is Jimmy's 1957 strat. He has the '57, the '60's lake placid blue strat, and the '61 that is in IMGL. Which I don't think anybody really knew of until the movie came out. I know he had some modern strats in the '90's for the page and plant stuff. Knowing Jimmy, he's probably got many more.
  4. Hey there, I have only posted on here a couple of times, but I follow you guys all the time. I HAD to comment on this one! Music Ground are the ones selling this guitar. Those guys are the most infamous crooks in the business! They have scammed thousands of people including famous musicians. Justin is the son. The dad and him have been charged and convicted several times for this. They have a whole crew that makes phony vintage guitars. I bet they saw the It Might Get Loud footage and used that to get the dings and scratches in the right place. I wanna know how these guys are still in business! Do a google search on them. It's crazy!
  5. I think what some people over look is Jimmy's sound. Jimmy is playing quite well in '75. It really is a continuation of '73. Jimmy's amps were modified before the '75 tour to have more output. This made the sound more clean and less overdriven. So he is missing some of the crunch he had with stock marshalls. Jimmy's speed and fluidity are still there, but with a cleaner sound. As any of you that play guitar know, distortion and overdrive covers alot of mistakes. Cleaner sounds can make it sound like you are tripping over yourself. Real clankity sounding and not as smooth and compressed. Jimmy's sound '75 onward is my least favorite tone of his.
  6. Thanks! I found it on my own. I should have looked harder. I have that show. I love D&C on that one. Thanks again!
  7. I used to have a CD boot that had a version of 'Since I've Been Loving You' on it where at the end, Robert say's, "Well that's something we'll always play, as long as we're in exsistence" My question is does anybody know which show it is from? I thought is was Destroyer, then I thought it was a 1980 soundboard, but I can't remember. Now I have 70 plus LZ bootlegs that I have downloaded, but I can't find that quote. I'm thinking it was on a different version of a show I already have. Can anyone answer this one?
  8. Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time (Hardcover) Has anyone looked at this book? The inconsistensies are horrendous! I don't know how the author Jon Bream got all his info, but it looks like he put a google search for LZ in print. It has several mislabled pictures. Example-1973 tour pics labeled as 1975. A Seattle 1973 picture labeled as 1972. Us fans should form a LZ picture editing company. It seems that even the casual fans could identify 1973 outfits! The text was just as bad. He copied interviews from well known magazine articles that we have all read a thousand times. The good thing about that was that text was from the horses mouth. A lot of the info about Jimmy's gear was way off. Oh well, here is another source for new Led Zeppelin fans to learn wrong facts about the mighty Led. NEW FANS-go to this site for your correct Led Zeppelin facts. If you look at this book, just enjoy the pictures. Okay, I'm off my soapbox now.
  9. I guess I should have titled this thread "Is Jimmy's #1 a '58 or '59, discuss." Any word on whether or not there is some documentation of Joe Walsh playing the guitar?
  10. Just to clarify, that is not the only difference between years. Up through 1958 and even early 1959 the neck profile was large. Sometime in 1959 Gibson thinned the profile a little. And then in mid 1960, they thinned the neck profile down even more. My source is a book called Beauty of the Burst. As well as the fact that Gibson Historic Les Paul neck profiles reflect the year it was modeled after and I have owned several. '58's are big, '59's are smaller, and '60's are thin.
  11. They are both 1959's. Look at the RAH video in 1970. Jimmy removed the bridge pickup cover. The pickup is a 'double white' in color. Double whites were used starting in mid 1959 due to a lack of black colored plastic by the manufacturer. Later when that pickup failed in Australia 1972, Jimmy put in a 1970's T top pickup with a crome cover. You will notice that the crome cover is much more shiney than the neck nickel cover and you can see this in photos for the rest of the 70's. He changed the bridge pickup again sometime in the late '80s to an all black pickup. Presumably a 1950's PAF. The #2 that was used in 1975 had both covers removed reveiling double white PAF pickups which confirms it is a 1959. This guitar was used for Kashmir, sometimes OTHAFA and as a spare.
  12. The one with Zebra's was made for Jimmy in the early '90's by the Gibson Custom Shop. It was used as a back up on the Unledded show. He played it for "Thank You."
  13. I read in a magazine article a few years back, probably Guitar World, that Jimmy did purchase it for $500 from Joe and that was straight from Jimmy's mouth. It is also interesting to note that the neck was shaved before Jimmy had it. Joe probably didn't like the thin neck profile and said, "here have this one Jimmy!" Most Les Paul aficionados prefer a fatter neck profile. I am obsessed with Les Pauls and Jimmy. You guys are right that all of these articles contradict themselves about whether or not it's a '58 or '59. Most of that stems from a 1980's article with Jimmy's guitar tech at the time. That article is loaded with wrong info. All of the recent articles, mostly to do with the Jimmy Page Custom Shop Replica have stated that it is indeed a 1959. Let's keep looking for picts with Joe using Jimmy's #1!
  14. I don't know if I'm putting this question in the right spot, but here goes. Does anyone know if Joe Walsh used the 1959 Les Paul he gave/sold to Jimmy on record or live with the James Gang before he gave it to Jimmy? It would be interesting to hear how the guitar sounded in Joe's hands before it made it's way to Jimmy's.
  15. Hey reezon, maybe you should start a 'Zep 77 sucks thread', this was suppose to be thread to appriciate a couple of shows. We all know about '77, so back to the topic! Anyone else enjoying a 7-17 play?
  16. I've started from the top of seattle '77. I'm on SIBLY. It sure makes the work day go by better!
  17. Just wanted to remind everyone of the date today. I'm a nerd this way, but I like too listen to shows on there date in history. Today in history Zep played Seattle 7-17-73 at the coliseum and Seattle 7-17-77 in the Kingdome. What a difference 4 years makes. Well, I like them both for different reasons. I am from Seattle and spoke to a guy on Saturday that was at the kingdome show. He said the lasers were impressive. Even with bad shows Zep was still the best bad in history! Share your thoughts if you were there!
  18. If you're new to boots, I'd start with Texas Pop 8-31-69. As stated earlier, it has probably the best sound quality and is probably the one you heard.
  19. Does anybody have the picture of Jimmy with the Strat at Earl's Court from Ross Halfin's Led Zeppelin photo book? I haven't seen that photo in a while, but which strat is he playing? Is it the Lake Placid Blue one?
  20. Thank you very much. That was very nice of you to share your memories. You've helped me to picture my Dad, Uncle and favorite band all in the same place in time.
  21. Yes, now that I think about it, I did read an article in Guitar World (I think it was) where Jimmy was asked why he didn't use anything from '77 on DVD. He said he couldn't FIND any of the multi-tracks. Interesting. I was so happy to get the Seattle '77 DVD in 2003. I am from Seattle and waited many years for that one to see the light of day. I was so dissapointed! It's just not a good show in my opinion. Maybe we'll get to see Houston or Pontiac one day.
  22. Thanks! Makes sense. It's nice that we have all those recordings, but it's a shame that they were stolen from Jimmy.
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