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    Playing the hell out of my guitar
  1. In this wide-ranging interview with guitar pedal pioneer Roger Mayer he talks about working with Jimmy Page (who he grew up with), Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and so much more. Here is a short excerpt about working on Bob Marley's Gibson Les Paul Special: "Bob’s guitar first came to me after the One Love Concert and as it went on, nobody else touched the guitar except for me. If anything that had to be done they’d fly it to me, then fly it back again. Then Bob asked, “Can you design something for the guitar Roger without changing the guitar that makes it one of a kind, that makes it unique?” That’s when I came up with the different scratch plates which was done in brushed hardened alaminium and the switch plate just to give it a completely different look to anything else, because that’s what Bob wanted. Then of course Gibson went and copied it and never paid me anything! [Laughs]; Story of my life. That’s what I did to that guitar, and obviously completely re-wired it inside." "Just to make sure with the guitar being in Jamaica you have to change the petentiometers quite regularly. You obviously have to use the best capacitors and make sure the thing isn’t getting salt corrosion in it or anything. I changed the machine heads at the top, the Gibson ones weren’t that brilliant, sort of a version of the Kluson, which is pretty crap, and so we put some German Schallers in it. I basically kept the next straight, filed the frets down and keep them profiled correctly." Read the whole thing here: http://iconicaxes.blogspot.com/2012/10/interview-roger-mayer.html
  2. Hey all, here's a pretty comprehensive write-up on Keith Richards famous 1959 Gibson Les Paul, the Grandaddy of all Bursts. Played by Keith from '64 to 67, along the way used by Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, later sold to Mick Taylor, and on and on. Enjoy http://iconicaxes.blogspot.com/2012/09/keith-richards-1959-gibson-les-paul.html
  3. Check out this great interview with Rene Martinez all about Stevie Ray Vaughan and his gear, including a complete rundown of his Number One Fender Stratocaster, working with Prince, Carlos Santana, and John Mayer and his gear, including a rundown of his guitar known as The Black 1. This is a must read! http://iconicaxes.blogspot.com/2012/09/interview-with-guitar-tech.html
  4. Good Read: http://iconicaxes.blogspot.com/2012/09/eric-claptons-fool-196465-gibson-sg.html
  5. Check this out y'all brand new interview with Andrew Loog Oldham on The Stones, what he thinks of the 50th anniversary, Jimmy Page, and much more. Enjoy! http://findingzoso.blogspot.com/2012/08/interview-with-andrew-loog-oldham.html
  6. Jimmy Page was in Thailand a couple months back and he signed and donated an acoustic Yamaha guitar from his private collection to a charity for children. He also played an acoustic version of Kashmir. Check it out: http://findingzoso.blogspot.com/2012/08/jimmy-page-donates-guitar-for-care4kids.html
  7. I was intrigued by his mention of Jimmy on Hurdy Gurdy Man. There is so much rumor and conjecture about that.
  8. He wouldn't go into too much detail on them, but he seemed pretty excited about them. I was very much intrigued needless to say!
  9. Hey everyone, check this out! A new interview with Eddie Kramer where he talks about Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Peter Frampton and Woodstock. Also a bit of gear news at the end you won't want to miss. http://findingzoso.blogspot.com/2012/08/interview-with-eddie-kramer.html
  10. Love Donovan! Jimmy recently played a show with him, I soooo wish I could have been there for that!
  11. Right, that's the repro. What I've provided is a history and technical rundown of the actual guitar.
  12. After an extensive study of Jimmy Page's Number One 1959 Gibson Les Paul which can be found here: http://findingzoso.blogspot.com/2012/03/guitarsenal-number-one-gibson-les-paul.html It's time for the sequel! Jimmy's ever trustworthy Number Two. Despite what many think, Number Two is the guitar with all the push/pull coil splitting, out of phase options, a really cool guitar. Learn all about it, and what makes it unique here: http://findingzoso.blogspot.com/2012/07/guitarsenal-jimmy-page-number-two-1959.html
  13. That's one helluva story Jinder. The amount of eny in my bones is inestimable!
  14. My sentiments exactly trvlr. I saw Plant last year, one word...timeless!
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