When I saw Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes, Jimmy was constantly working all four knobs. The man knows how to get the most out of his guitars.
For me, yes, that, and the tone control for the bridge rolled off a bit so I can set the amp bright and hear the neck pickup properly. Pickup low, and poles a little high sounds good to me on the neck pickup for lower output but best clarity. Old school had a different way of achieving this I am told, but sounded like sacrilege so I never tried it... I understand enough about physics to understand why it probably worked. Who knows whether Page or his techs ever did?
The studio version is in CFCFAC, that live performance is in Open G (DGDGBD).Question for my brothers and sisters.
So yesterday I was watching the acoustic set from "Earl's Court", on the 2 disc compilation DVD that was released in '03 and I didn't think of it at the time, but later in the evening, I was thinking that I didn't see Mr. Page change guitars between "That's The Way" and "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp". Aren't they in two different tunings, with the former being
DGDGBD (Open G) and the latter in CFCFAC (Open F)? Did I miss something?
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The other noticeable thing is that he now has his tail piece jacked up off the deck. Not slammed like we all consider the norm. At the Foo Fighters Wembley encoreLES PAUL 'NUMBER ONE'
JIMMY PAGE: THE ANTHOLOGY PORTFOLIO
'My Les Paul "Number One", chilling with the Song Remains the Same suit. I played the Les Paul on "Whole Lotta Love" and "What Is and What Should Never Be" and that decided it for me: it was deﬁnitely going to be the Les Paul from then on.'
The Song Remains The Same suit and Gibson Les Paul Standard 'Number One', sunburst, 1959.