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Jimmy Page Guitar Arsenal

huw

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That picture is cropped - the full image shows the doubleneck on a stand to the right. It from Oakland 1977.
 

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Couldn't find a big scan, because I'm in a hurry, but here it is un-cropped:

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Cool pics. Thanks for posting.

I've got some Page gear photos that I've not seen posted here before. There's one of his Martin, doubleneck and red LP lying side by side on flight cases behind his backline, dated 2 April 1973. Also have a really great one of the Led Zeppelin II studio setup at Olympic, among others. If I get the chance I will make them digital and send them this way.
 

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Cool pics. Thanks for posting.

I've got some Page gear photos that I've not seen posted here before. There's one of his Martin, doubleneck and red LP lying side by side on flight cases behind his backline, dated 2 April 1973. Also have a really great one of the Led Zeppelin II studio setup at Olympic, among others. If I get the chance I will make them digital and send them this way.

please do!
 

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Also have a really great one of the Led Zeppelin II studio setup at Olympic, among others. If I get the chance I will make them digital and send them this way.

Is this the one where you can see #1 on a stool with a Marshall and a Vox in the studio? Been dying to see it. :dude:
 

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Is this the one where you can see #1 on a stool with a Marshall and a Vox in the studio? Been dying to see it. :dude:

Yes. It's fairly awesome.

The other one is the same as the one posted above, only a little clearer.

'Fraid you'll have to wait though; probably until Thurs eve. The photos are sitting here in front of me, but I'm at my girlfriend's at the moment and don't have the means to put them in the computer. Sorry chaps. Sit tight.
 

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I sold that '64 LPB Strat to Jimmy in late April 1975. He used it quite a bit immediately after, including on their "Presence" LP. I asked him a couple years ago if he still had it, and said it was one of his favourites.
 

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He got the Brown B-Bender around that time as well, had the chance to talk to the guy that sold it to him. He was working at SRI studios at the time and Page wanted another Tele. They found the brown Tele in Southern California and had it sent to Gene Parsons for the B-Bender who also engraved Page's name on the neck plate.
 
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I sold that '64 LPB Strat to Jimmy in late April 1975. He used it quite a bit immediately after, including on their "Presence" LP. I asked him a couple years ago if he still had it, and said it was one of his favourites.


Dude - I love the stuff Page did with that axe! Presence was one of my favorite albums growing up man! Can you tell us more about that axe?
 

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anyone know offically what happened to the dragon tele? what i have heard is the body was painted over by someone page knew and the neck was put on the brown bomber, but what happened to the dragon tele's body
 

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anyone know offically what happened to the dragon tele? what i have heard is the body was painted over by someone page knew and the neck was put on the brown bomber, but what happened to the dragon tele's body

Page interview in 1998:

"I still have it, but it’s a tragic story. I went on tour with the ’59 Les Paul that I bought from Joe Walsh, and when I got back, a friend of mine had kindly painted over my paint job. He said, "I’ve got a present for you.” He thought he had done me a real favor. As you can guess, I wasn't real happy about that. His paint job totally screwed up the sound and the wiring, so only the neck pickup worked. I salvaged the neck and put it on my brown Tele string bender that I used in the Firm. As for the body… it will never be seen again! (laughs)"
 

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good thing he didnt leave no.1 behind... thank you for posting that
 

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Dude - I love the stuff Page did with that axe! Presence was one of my favorite albums growing up man! Can you tell us more about that axe?


It's a extremely nice '64 LPB Strat that came from Sam Ash on 48th St. Lenny the store manager called me up about it.
It was brought down to Electric Lady Studios during the time Robert and Jimmy were mixing vocals with Eddie Kramer on TSRTS.

JP plugged it into one of the studio's BF Fender Twins, and it
met is approval. One thing that always impressed me about that particular strat, aside from it being light and well balanced, was the pickups, even thru a TR, they had that sizzle.
 

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Am scanning those photos in now. Will put them up as I get them in the computer, but they'll be slow in coming. I think I'll start another thread for this.
 
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