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Video - The Secret to Jimmy Page's Tone

Bryansamui

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Well before we go off into Tele-land (even though I have one) the middle switch position on my '61 SG RI is pretty darn close. Anyway, I wonder if Page got used to that tone when he played the Tele and then we he got the LP he found a way to coax a similar tone out of it. I really admire the way he got so many tones and sounds in the studio, and how it all came together so great on the records back then. Every song is so different

Well before we go off into Tele-land (even though I have one) the middle switch position on my '61 SG RI is pretty darn close. Anyway, I wonder if Page got used to that tone when he played the Tele and then we he got the LP he found a way to coax a similar tone out of it. I really admire the way he got so many tones and sounds in the studio, and how it all came together so great on the records back then. Every song is so different.
Yes, we know Pagey loved the Tele Sound..That middle "Chirp " sound is a by product of his bridge humbucker pickup ( both pre April 72 and post April 72 ,which is sorta close(ish) to a Tele sound ..It's not really like Gibsons current array of PAF offerings.
 

Bryansamui

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The RAH will get along the line for the Pre 1971 era . Once Page got the Plexis his tone changed. The RAH and Hammer pedals won't do the HTWWW tone or 1973 Madison Square Garden tone..Those tones are not fuzzy.
Neither will my Cmatmods Brownie ( Plexi Pedal) capture the tone unless the right pickups are used
The Plexi / 30 watt Celestions were part of Jimmy's Tone, The pickups and his hands the other main part..The Actual Guitar, not so much..

Many attribute the Plexi Marshall as being the 'Key' ingredient in his live tone..This is fundamentally flawed in the regard that plenty of players were running 1968 Plexis but didn't sound like him.
 
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