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Who plays bass when JPJ plays Keys?

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I've noticed on live concert footage that, during Misty Mountain Hop, JPJ is playing keys but I can still hear a bass guitar in the audio. Who plays this? Can't find it in the credits.

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That's correct. I assume it is a rack of 12 pedals which each produce a different bass note.

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He also played them on "Ten Years Gone" in 77 while he was playing the triple neck guitar. Cool stuff. The Destroyer/Cleveland show Bonham does some really cool stuff in there.

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Yep, I saw many Led Zep tours, and he really played bass pedal, too. He also played the three over-dubbed recorders heard on "Stairway to Heaven". He is the first one I know is a bassist-and-keyboardist!!

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wow, that's a really cool website. thanks a lot for the link. I didn't previously know a lot of what that site talks about. just goes to show that John Paul is terribly underrated... you're one cool cat JPJ ;)

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I've noticed on live concert footage that, during Misty Mountain Hop, JPJ is playing keys but I can still hear a bass guitar in the audio. Who plays this? Can't find it in the credits.

His feet. ;)

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Yep, I saw many Led Zep tours, and he really played bass pedal, too. He also played the three over-dubbed recorders heard on "Stairway to Heaven". He is the first one I know is a bassist-and-keyboardist!!

Well, The Doors never had a bassist, it was Ray Manzarek playing keyboards and supplying the bass.

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Correct, but by playing the bass pedals, JPJ is able to play the bass notes of his keyboard part and the authentic sounding bass guitar pedals at the same time, giving a much fuller live sound

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I think Ray Manzerak played bass notes with a keyboard by hand, not foot, during concerts. But the Doors had many various session bassists on their albums. The bassist on "LA Woman" played with Elvis, and was asked to become a full-time Doors member - before Jim Morrison died.

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JPJ is definitely a muti talented guy...and very underrated by everyone outside of the world of musicians.

But....what JPJ is doing is not that difficult to learn. Any kid that grew up playing a organ in church will attest to this. JPJ will also be the first to admit that he carries the root note on the bass pedals...does occasional "runs"...but nothing impossible.

Here's some foot pedals in action. ;)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEHrqPxuevU

(and that was just one of the first youtube clips that came up under "organ foot pedals"....don't get me started on Bach. <_<

ok, I could'nt resist...

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Here's a cool article on his pedals

JPJ's Bass Pedals

Far out, a wonderful site B) . JPJ is definitely one of the most talented musicians. I could never see my self operating one of those (as well as a keyboard, among other instruments) :unsure:

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Well JPJ said whenever they were adding a new instruments to a song, it was just expected by the others that he would play it live.

He also said that's the main reason for his equipment increasing on tours, and that there would often be a lot of technical problems he would have to fix on stage "while some members of the band would be standing there impatiently tapping their microphone stand..." hmmm, I wonder who that was directed at? ;)

JPJ is the unsung hero of Led Zep, and it was only when Plant and Page got together in the mid-90's and did atrocious versions of Kashmir that you could finally hear just how much JPJ was responsible for Led Zep's sound.

Most people, even most fans, just focus on Plant and Page (because they were the most obvious ones) and were completely oblivious to JPJ's contribution.

Songs like Ramble On and Lemon Song just would not have been the same without JPJs bass work. Can you imagine Stairway To Heaven without JPJ on the mellotron, or his incredibly distinctive introduction to Going To California played on the mandolin?

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Yep, I saw many Led Zep tours, and he really played bass pedal, too. He also played the three over-dubbed recorders heard on "Stairway to Heaven". He is the first one I know is a bassist-and-keyboardist!!

Ever hear of Ray Manzarek?

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I've noticed on live concert footage that, during Misty Mountain Hop, JPJ is playing keys but I can still hear a bass guitar in the audio. Who plays this? Can't find it in the credits.
The invisible man....lol

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well i dont know about live but in the studio they just used and over-dubb

they might of jsut recorded the bass before the show ans played the recording when jpj was on kyeboard

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they might of jsut recorded the bass before the show ans played the recording when jpj was on kyeboard

No

Live, JPJ played bass pedals

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People this is the 2nd page of the thread, if you care to look at the 1st page all will be revealed.

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