|Tone Name||Zeppelin PLEXI||
What Is And What Should Never Be
I was watching some YouTube videos from Chicago Music Exchange showing off some of the gorgeous pieces they have. And I got to thinking, 'the way they show these, it's an excellent platform to try to cop these sounds'. So I focused on a 57 Goldtop demo ["http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZB8rRBOQ0U"] as a basis for a good Zeppelin tone, specifically What Is And What Should Never Be. For that, the demo is using a /13 so I started with a Plexi 100 Bright and a Spring Reverb. My guitar is an Edwards Jimmy Page with the Supercircuit (not engaged) loaded with Duncans. I was keying on the dirty clean chording in the verse of the song. After getting close, I started adding in pedals that would be close to what Page used. So I threw in the Vox ToneBender (FS5) for LZ1 and LZ2 distortion, a Tube Driver (FS1) to push the distortion for a later Graffiti sound. But I couldn't get that not-quite-fuzz, but more than dirty-clean breakup, until I put a MicroAmp (FS6) in. I like it for nudging that dirty-clean Plexi tone into OD without going to distortion. I added in a Barberpole Phaser for that Rover/Nobody's Fault sound and a Memory Man for some analog delay. Feedback welcome.
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