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    Les Paul Forum Member Jabba-burst's Avatar
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    How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Wow - Just received my Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom Authentic, #330, and it weighs a whopping:

    8 lbs 1 oz. on the nose.

    Feels light as a feather - and it really screams! How much does your's weigh?
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Got one at 8.5 and one around 9...

    They both sound great
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    I thought that these were supposed to weigh as close as possible(+/- a few oz.) to Jimmy's original? Both you have covered a pretty wide range.... Or was this just for the first original signed,25 limited run? Curious

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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Jabba ...which one did you wind up choosing #1 or #2 ?

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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    I forget what Jimmy's actual #1 and #2 weigh, but the Page Authentics run heavy by typical R9 standards. When I looked for miine there was one dealer who had 7-8 Page's and except for one at 8.5 lbs, the rest were all in the range of 9-10 lbs....
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    My Jimmy Page is around 140 lbs. circa 1969 - maybe a few pounds lighter in later years due to heavy 'touring'. :wha
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    That'd be number 2!

    Number one is now on the bay. Search Jimmy Page under items from 75strat.
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by ledbird
    My Jimmy Page is around 140 lbs. circa 1969 - maybe a few pounds lighter in later years due to heavy 'touring'. :wha

    Heavy touring? Is that what they called heroin in the 70's
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    I just pulled out a few boxes of old Guitar Magazines and came across one interesting one - Guitar World - Jan 1998 Special Collectors issue with Les Zeppelin as the main course. The Main article, 'The Complete Led Zeppelin - Light and Shade', the interviewers (Brad Tolinski/Greg Di Benedetto) goes through each album asking Jimmy's take on each album - the highlights etc. It was interesting to hear Jimmy's take on Presence - which is quoted as being Jimmy's favorite Led Zep Albums. Why? According to Jimmy, they made the album in almost impossible circumstances. Plant with a leg Cast, no acoustic songs, no keyboards, no mellowness, with a unbelievable deadline pressure to complete the record in weeks. They did it in 18 days. Page continues that it was also grueling because nobody else came up with song ideas. It was really up to me to come up with all of the riffs, which is why Presence is so guitar heavy - and our attitude at the time was summed up in the lyrics on 'Tea for One'....

    Great reading. One other item mentioned. In the interviews, on each album, it mentions the Guitars used. On Presence, it just mentions the Les Paul. If you listen to 'For Your Life' either Jimmy is wringing the crap out of his Les Paul neck or he is using some type of Strat w/ whammy.!!

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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba-burst
    Wow - Just received my Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom Authentic, #330, and it weighs a whopping:

    8 lbs 1 oz. on the nose.

    Feels light as a feather - and it really screams! How much does your's weigh?
    JP LP #245 weighing in at 9.5 lbs
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Hey - I've got that article too, a really great read.

    I cannot express how much I am in love with this guitar. This is the first guitar I've felt this way about in over 20 years - not since the early 80's. I am totally smitten. I am selling my R9 and Standard, to buy another while I still can. It's nuts that you can actually get a Les Paul this good. It makes me wonder if Gibson purposefully holds back the quality on the R9's to some extent, so they can keep selling us more guitars. But this one is the cat's purring meowness in ultra toneful spades. Every note has that liquid sound and feel of roundness that only tone woods produce, and only when they go into a great guitar - and you can feel it from the fretboard to the bottom bouts. It just resonates with none of the dullness of other lesters. It's clear, round, tasteful, soulfull, sustaining, and articulate - you can feel it even in your fingers.

    I really have to wonder how much of a role Jimmy had in this beauty, because his other signature guitar left me cold. I thought it was a bit of a trussed up turkey.

    But this is a keeper. Buy two - because Gibson hitting gold like this means they will probably discontinue it.

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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by ledbird
    My Jimmy Page is around 140 lbs. circa 1969 - maybe a few pounds lighter in later years due to heavy 'touring'. :wha
    Yeah, he's not very tall. I always imagined he was about a 12 or 13 stone bloke.




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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by juniorspecial
    Yeah, he's not very tall. I always imagined he was about a 12 or 13 stone bloke.



    He's not very short either. Ive met him, Im 5'10 and he was taller than me....
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    JPP 294 weighs in at 9.15lbs
    Last edited by Ace139; 01-27-06 at 12:15 PM.
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed A
    He's not very short either. Ive met him, Im 5'10 and he was taller than me....
    I second that. He was taller than I expected him to be. I didn't check for platforms, however.
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by ledbird
    I second that. He was taller than I expected him to be. I didn't check for platforms, however.
    Well to continue this trivia a little longer... I found a celebrity height site that says Page is 5'11".... I also met Plant in '82 on the set of MTV. I was with my cousin who is 6'2" and Plant was at least an inch taller than him. Granted he may have had boots on but Plant is well over 6' which would make a slouching Pagey look a bit shorter on stage I guess...
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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by fjminor
    In the interviews, on each album, it mentions the Guitars used. On Presence, it just mentions the Les Paul. If you listen to 'For Your Life' either Jimmy is wringing the crap out of his Les Paul neck or he is using some type of Strat w/ whammy.!!

    Jam on...
    :dude
    You have to take those GW things with a pinch of salt. Unless it's part of the interview & it's actually Jimmy saying which guitar he used, those 'sidebar features' tend to be put together from snipets of info plus some hearsay plus who-knows-what! Not what I'd call 100% reliable ;)

    As far as Presence inparticular goes, there are many on the Zeppelin forums who will swear blind that the blue Strat is the only guitar on that album :ahem

    With Page it was always whatever guitar was right at the time, so there are nearly always many guitarson each album (LZ1 being the obvious exeption)

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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba-burst View Post
    Wow - Just received my Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom Authentic, #330, and it weighs a whopping:

    8 lbs 1 oz. on the nose.

    Feels light as a feather - and it really screams! How much does your's weigh?

    Jabba-burst. I see you had the JPP-330. Do you still have it??
    I’d like to talk to you about it if you could email me.
    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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    Re: How much does your Jimmy Page weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by rschultz018 View Post
    Jabba-burst. I see you had the JPP-330. Do you still have it??
    I’d like to talk to you about it if you could email me.
    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
    Way to go! Resurrected a 14 year old thread!!!!



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