#1
i'm buying a VC30 pretty soon and with a bit of a luck a les paul custom shortly after to achieve a nice classic tone, i'm aiming for something like Jimmy Page's earlier stuff in Led Zeppelin noticeable in songs such as Dazed and Confused.

I'm not sure how well this amp will be able to achieve this tone so i'd like some help choosing some decent pedals to add to it.

so i'm looking for a wah wah somewhat like Jimmy Page's and some other fancy stuff that i can play around with i'm not sure where to start so im hoping thats where you guys will come in.

Thanks a lot
#2
Depending on your price range, get a wah pedal that's like the old Vox Clyde McCoy

And if you can crank the amp, you'll be fine for the OD
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#3
I thought he played a tele for the most part in their early days?
#5
^^ either way its not going to be far off.

ye i can't crank the amp because i live in a flat unfortunately. so which overdrive should i be looking at?
#6
I know of one, but it's expensive, obscure, and a pain in the ass to get a hold of.

EDIT: On the plus side, it sounds just like Jimmy's amp on the early recordings.
#7
^Maybe a Fulltone OCD or an English Muff'n. My VC30 doesn't have much OD.
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#8
On Zeppelin I, Page used a Fender Champ w/ a Tonebender Fuzz, a tape delay, and a Fender Telecaster.

Carls Custom Guitars makes a Jimi/Jimmy pedal that replicates Hendrix's Fuzz Face and Page's Tonebender.

BYOC makes a Tonebender MKII clone (which is what Page used)

Both of the above can be had for less than $100.

The tape delay is a bit expensive (I think the tapes alone are $300), but the Boss DD-20 or the EHX Memory Man are good alternatives.

My early Page tone with the Twin, SD-1, Fuzz Factory, Picture Wah, and Tele is perfect.
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#9
To get a Page tone, you should get a Vox wah, Fulltone OCD or Tube Screamer, an MXR Phase 90, a violin bow, and an echo pedal
#10
page merely used wahs as treble boast duiring solos, didnt use a wah wah effect. And he used a crybaby i think
#11
He used the wah a lot (well, not a lot, but not just as a treble boost)

and it was a VOX wah
#12
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page merely used wahs as treble boast duiring solos, didnt use a wah wah effect. And he used a crybaby i think

Crybabys weren't around during the early 70's, at least not the crappy ones produced by Dunlop. He used a Vox. It might have been a Vox Crybaby, but it was still a Vox.

It's the same circuit, actually, with a few minor changes from model to model. But modern Voxes are better than Dunlops.

If you can build/get an old Tonebender Mk II, please do. That's a big part of Page's early sound.
#13
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On Zeppelin I, Page used a Fender Champ w/ a Tonebender Fuzz, a tape delay, and a Fender Telecaster.


Wrong he used a 1x12 (originally 2x10) Supro Coronado amp.
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#14
ive gone to guitar shops with the intent to find a good Page tone myself and from what i found a marshall 1959SLP amp a cry baby wah, or a vox wah, and the best fuzz pedal for his tone i found the EH big Muff pedal did a good job, although the marshall amp is VERY! expensive those pedals should do nicely with the VC30 i think
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Wrong he used a 1x12 (originally 2x10) Supro Coronado amp.


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#16
he didnt only use the tonebender, theres the maestro fuzz too and if im not wrong, 1 or 2 more classic fuzzes.
#17
Here's a site that list a lot of the stuff mentioned above, plus a few more items Jimmy used.

Jimmy's equipment list
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Guitar: Epi Les Paul standard (57' PAF pups)

Amp: Fender 30w dsp

Effects: Dunlop 535Q wah
Boss TU-2
Boss DD-3
MXR Phase 90
Ibanez TS9
#18
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he didnt only use the tonebender, theres the maestro fuzz too and if im not wrong, 1 or 2 more classic fuzzes.


Actually, Roger Mayer built some of his early fuzz pedals specifically for Jimmy Page.

Also, Page owns over 1500 guitars and amps, so specifically pointing out what is what is quite difficult with him. Page admits that often times tracks were doubled and re-recorded and spliced together using various types of guitars and amps to get whatever sound he had in his head.

And Gabe, I could have sworn that the Champ was used on Zeppelin I. I may be wrong, but I know I read it somewhere.
#19
Well actualy it was a Supro, I have many sources that claims it and Jimmy Page himself used to call it his studio secret in an interview.

Jimmy was also a very good friend with Roger Mayer who I think did some work on his ToneBender too.

Jimmy also used very extensive studio and recording techniques, which gave him a big part of his sound.
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#21
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It's the same circuit, actually, with a few minor changes from model to model. But modern Voxes are better than Dunlops.



But the old dunlops are good. You can get them at flea markets for, like, 30 bucks.
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