#1
Hey guys,

I don't have either of these pieces of gear yet, but should be getting them soon if things go right.

Anyway, I'm just wondering if I can get an early Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page sound out of a Mexican strat (SSS) with a Peavey Windsor head and Marshall 1960A 4x12 cab.

This tone is to be based on Page's telecaster tone that is featured on Led Zeppelin I, and many of the live performances of 1969, the earliest incarnation of the band, before Page was able to get a Les Paul.

Anyway, I've heard strats and teles can sound very similar at high gain, so I'm wondering if I can replicate this sound with this stuff. Tell me your views, and please don't say (just get a telecaster or a les paul,) my question is if I can do this with a strat

Thanks
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean
#2
Get an HSS strat. With humbuckers you can get that type of sound easily, with single-coils not so much. Also, remember me? I'm the no more threads guy

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#3
Replicating any of Jimmy Page's sounds is going to be tough - I've got a very nice approximation of his live tone from How The West Was Won that I use as my main sound.

A good deal of sounding like Jimmy is going to be playing like Jimmy. People like to diss his chops a lot, but Jimmy Page was and is an awesome guitarist, with lots of dynamics and variation in how he played.

Your gear should be up to the task of getting you to the poing where you have to start playing like him. The single-coils definitely can - humbuckers help in achieving that Page crunch, but you can get around it. I don't have a lot of experience with the Windsor, but I'm just giving you some general advice.
Last edited by Flying Couch at Oct 1, 2009,
#4
HSS might be a better choice, but you might be able to do it with that strat if you do some EQ tweaking.
#5
Right, Ok, so say if I was definitely trying to do this with single coils, is their an alternative amp head you'd reccomend (I can't really think of a better cab at the moment)
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean
#6
You have an Encore Strat and a Pacifica and you are getting a MIM Strat. Have you seen a specialist about this particular fixation?
As previously stated, you can get close to the sound you want. But you can with the Encore or the Pacifica, too. Technique will get you there more than buying another Strat.
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#7
Ok, I've just got one more question to ask. Completely unrelated, but there's a guy who doesen't want me to post too many threads.

Actually, two questions:

Is hardwood as bad as plywood?

Are those beltclip 3 - 5 watt amps that fit on your belt, witha battery really crap, because I'm thinking of buying one, they're so cheap, just so so I can one, they're funny
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean
#8
Oh and if anyone knows, whether Challenge les pauls are any good (a friend wants to know but I'll save him the thread) I think it's a les paul copy
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean
#10
Quote by Eurozeppelin
Ok, I've just got one more question to ask. Completely unrelated, but there's a guy who doesen't want me to post too many threads.

Actually, two questions:

Is hardwood as bad as plywood?


Are those beltclip 3 - 5 watt amps that fit on your belt, witha battery really crap, because I'm thinking of buying one, they're so cheap, just so so I can one, they're funny

Plywood doesn't necessarily mean a bad guitar.
#11
Page also made use of the wah pedal and a few different fuzz type pedals.
He used the wah pedal held in one position to change the sound. Believe me
it is hard to capture the right sound when playing a song where he did that.
If you really want to know what he played and when look him up on wikipedia.
Last edited by sparkeyjames at Oct 1, 2009,