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the "BLAST OFF" solo in "IN THE EVENING"

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On 12/18/2015 at 11:44 AM, NealR2000 said:

I've often thought that it would have been a great show-opener for them.    That swirling beginning sound would start softly while the house lights were still on, coming from a pre-recorded tape.  The volume would ever so slightly be raised until the house lights went off.  Now quite loud.  Then, a spotlight picks out Plant on stage with his, "In the eeeeeeeeevening"  Then, the stage erupts with those magnesium light-blasts as Page, Jones, and Bonham launch into that famous riff.    

Jason does this with his Zeppelin band with the ITL intro- I remember who perfect I thought it was. 

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On 12/28/2015 at 6:39 PM, The Only Way To Fly said:

Of course I had to You Tube Gizmotron and what came up was this guy doing the intro It's pretty cool.  I'm still looking for the "Blast-Off"....

That was fantastic

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 There's Great versions of Jimmy pulling it off out there on YouTube somewhere I've seen them I'm sure so you guys have tried it at home post them, I'm dying to see some more I haven't had a chance to look for any 

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On 4/15/2019 at 1:01 AM, Mithril46 said:

I'm pretty sure that actually I read in one of those English Rock magazines that Jimmy said that "crash" part was a collage

of 3 or 4 tremolo "crashes". Even some metal guy with the best Floyd Rose couldn't pull that off. It's like the noise section

in studio WLL, back then at least you couldn't reproduce it live, impossible. But the YouTube posts definitely have Jimmy

being pretty radical.

WLL = ?  Ummm ?...... "brain fart"

forgive me but I can't recall which song that is ! Please help

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I remember Daddy's Junky Music on mass ave in Boston having a then-current Death Wish II era poster of Jimmy Page playing a Roland guitar synth in their guitar amp tryout booth. 10 years later I saw the WH-1 Whammy pedal advertised in  a Jimmy Page issue of Guitar Player magazine. This pedal could bend up or down 1 or 2 octaves with an onboard expression pedal, and it had Roland guitar synth technology. The 2 octave bend setting, starting with the pedal depressed all the way down (and distortion pedal in the chain) is one way to do the blast off. I strongly preffered the original pedal.

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1 hour ago, LurksReturnington said:

I remember Daddy's Junky Music on mass ave in Boston having a then-current Death Wish II era poster of Jimmy Page playing a Roland guitar synth in their guitar amp tryout booth. 10 years later I saw the WH-1 Whammy pedal advertised in  a Jimmy Page issue of Guitar Player magazine. This pedal could bend up or down 1 or 2 octaves with an onboard expression pedal, and it had Roland guitar synth technology. The 2 octave bend setting, starting with the pedal depressed all the way down (and distortion pedal in the chain) is one way to do the blast off. I strongly preffered the original pedal.

They also had a Zildjian ad poster with Bonzo's photo. Damn I wish I'd walked in one day and asked em what it would take to get it. Not there anymore. (The poster, that is)

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To a lesser extent, Jimmy employs this effect on "Wanna Make Love" from Outrider towards end of song.

Jimmy screwed down the plate on his Strats so the whammy bar could only go down, which is unusual.  Maybe this contributes to his achievement of this effect.

 

 

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Seems to me the prevailing opinion for many years was that Page used a contact mic on the spring side of the whammy bar. I don't remember where I heard that tho.

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4 hours ago, LurksReturnington said:

did some1 say 'keep on rockin'?

I love this track I played my vinyl to death twice

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On 4/24/2020 at 11:03 AM, LurksReturnington said:

did some1 say 'keep on rockin'?

Geeze that video had me .....idk .....? .....in vertigo land  or sompin...Is that the official video by the band?

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Well made fan video i think. There's some well paced lyric videos too, but they're not as loud. It's pleasing to see the stock of that track rise. They're really sounding like a rock band. 

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I always envisioned Page did it by banging the strings with a bow!

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On 4/23/2020 at 10:44 AM, bluecongo said:

To a lesser extent, Jimmy employs this effect on "Wanna Make Love" from Outrider towards end of song.

Jimmy screwed down the plate on his Strats so the whammy bar could only go down, which is unusual.  Maybe this contributes to his achievement of this effect.

 

 

That's interesting where did you hear that ?

Sombody try that....see if does  make a difference?

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19 hours ago, z1inspector said:

That's interesting where did you hear that ?

Sombody try that....see if does  make a difference?

Jimmys 80 guitar tech Tim Marten shared the info in an 80s magazine article, Guitar World perhaps ? 

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Blue congo GREAT INFO , right from jimmys camp.

That jimmy of ours! 

Hes sO creative >How does he think to "screw plates down n such to try n see WHAT kind of effects he can find! 

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On 4/23/2020 at 8:19 AM, LurksReturnington said:

I remember Daddy's Junky Music on mass ave in Boston having a then-current Death Wish II era poster of Jimmy Page playing a Roland guitar synth in their guitar amp tryout booth. 10 years later I saw the WH-1 Whammy pedal advertised in  a Jimmy Page issue of Guitar Player magazine. This pedal could bend up or down 1 or 2 octaves with an onboard expression pedal, and it had Roland guitar synth technology. The 2 octave bend setting, starting with the pedal depressed all the way down (and distortion pedal in the chain) is one way to do the blast off. I strongly preffered the original pedal.

That poster is on utube!

I SEEN it TODAY!

The ROLAND guitar is crazy looking. If it produced effects half as good as it LOOKS..... wow! 

So what became of the Roland?...u dont hear anythimg about it... surely a new up to date version could pull off modern effects by this date !

ITS AN AMAZINGLY DIFFERENT LOOKING GUITAR.... 

The MUSIC it LOOKS like it would have produced would take an ALEX (RUSH) or Jimmy  to propagate !!! 

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On 12/18/2015 at 12:01 PM, IpMan said:

When I saw P&P in Phoenix Page nailed EVERY solo including the one in ITE. When they played again in 98' Page was, IMO, at the pinnacle of his guitar prowess, even better than his Zeppelin abilities. Just my opinion but Jimmy in 98'- 2001 was just as good if not better than Jeff Beck is today and Beck is currently at his best. 

Hell no. He never had the speed again that he had in Europe 73. He was great in 1998 but no where near his peak in themid-70's. The little notes and riffs between the notes are what was missing in his later days. 

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