WholeLottaIzzy
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#1
Watched Celebration Day again last night. Really great concert. However, something was bugging me about two of Jimmy's Les Pauls.

Firstly, Kashmir. He's using a crimson coloured lp. The G string seems to go further past the stop tailpiece and carry on and attaches to a round metal knob affixed to the body of the guitar. Never seen this before. I can only assume it's an intonation/ tuning thing as Kashmir is in a different tuning.

Also, Whole Lotta Love. He's using an off colour goldtop looking lp. It has a very weird stop tailpiece/ bridge. Also on the body on the bass side, there's something going on there but I have no idea what that is.

Kashmir

Whole Lotta Love
Last edited by WholeLottaIzzy at Jan 26, 2013,
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the attachment on the kashmir les paul is a parsons/white B-bender. attached to the G string. it's a spring-loaded mechanism attached to the strap button. pull the strap button up to raise the string's pitch up a whole-tone.

he doesn't appear to use it in the video, but maybe he does when he plays some other songs in the same tuning?

the whole lotta love les paul looks like it's just a replacement bridge of some description - judging by the finish i think it's a modded 1952 les paul.

edit: ^well, there you go
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Great concert? Did we even watch the same one?

Except for hype, which I understand completely when one of the arguably greatest bands of rock reunite, it is nothing but that. Page plays sloppy, doesn't hit a note right in the Stairway solo. The list goes on... No wonder they only made one appearance.
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Quote by HomerSGR
Great concert? Did we even watch the same one?

Except for hype, which I understand completely when one of the arguably greatest bands of rock reunite, it is nothing but that. Page plays sloppy, doesn't hit a note right in the Stairway solo. The list goes on... No wonder they only made one appearance.

Okay.
WholeLottaIzzy
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Quote by HomerSGR
Great concert? Did we even watch the same one?

Except for hype, which I understand completely when one of the arguably greatest bands of rock reunite, it is nothing but that. Page plays sloppy, doesn't hit a note right in the Stairway solo. The list goes on... No wonder they only made one appearance.

Yeah I'll agree, I always thought that the stairway solo was pretty sloppy but he's 69 years. To expect him to be able to play as he did when he was in his 20's is just unfair. And if they were doing that most nights, you could probably expect him to be a bit better but you have to realise as well, he probably hasn't played most of those songs in a very long time. Cut the guy some slack.

Also, you're right, that is the exact reason why they won't reunite. They said many times themselves that they're old now and can't do it as well as they could.
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Quote by HomerSGR
Great concert? Did we even watch the same one?

Except for hype, which I understand completely when one of the arguably greatest bands of rock reunite, it is nothing but that. Page plays sloppy, doesn't hit a note right in the Stairway solo. The list goes on... No wonder they only made one appearance.


^ A bit late, but agree

It was a great concert, give the guy a break. He is almost 70 years old.
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#8
They were awesome.

You wouldn't come away from seeing a band who really are a once in a lifetime now and nit pick about a few missed notes.

It's like when people say Hendrix was sloppy - Yea, you would be too on a dozen hits of acid, mate.

Let's look at the bigger picture, 70 years old, still ****ing brought the house down
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Quote by HomerSGR
Great concert? Did we even watch the same one?

Except for hype, which I understand completely when one of the arguably greatest bands of rock reunite, it is nothing but that. Page plays sloppy, doesn't hit a note right in the Stairway solo. The list goes on... No wonder they only made one appearance.




If you watch a concert to judge a guitarist's technique, you should stick to Paul Gilbert youtube videos. There's more to Led Zeppelin than Jimmy's prowess as a guitarist.

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Quote by HomerSGR
Great concert? Did we even watch the same one?

Except for hype, which I understand completely when one of the arguably greatest bands of rock reunite, it is nothing but that. Page plays sloppy, doesn't hit a note right in the Stairway solo. The list goes on... No wonder they only made one appearance.


Your right, I'm pretty sure you haven't been seeing the same concert as everyone else. If your going to base a concert over a solo on Stairway that's more subtle, less complex, and based more on the studio version of the song, then you need a lot to learn about music. It isn't just about making the song better then it's '73 TSRTS version. Different moods, variations, styles is something part of any music song, and if your a Led Zeppelin fan you'll know they aren't any exception.

Watch the concert again when you've gotten better at listening music and have grown a few pubic hairs.


Also interesting how Jimi Hendrix was meantioned about your post above, and he's already talked about how people get all fussy about gimmicks. He got a lot of negative reactions just because he could play with his teeth (or other stunts/tricks) and didn't do it all the time. Kinda fits in this situation.
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Jimmy Page playing the solo to Stairway to Heaven was hilarious, but sooo sad at the same time.
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Alright, dudes. TS got his questions answered. There's nothing more to be gained in this thread by disagreeing with the dude above. Let it die.

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