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Jimmy Page British

Not on view

Jimmy Page brought sheer power and monolithic riffs to Led Zeppelin, paving the way for heavy metal. Yet his music defies classification, drawing on blues, folk, funk, Eastern raga, North African, Baroque, and classical music in traditional, modern, and avant-garde styles. Using reverb, echo, wah-wah, and distortion, he has an uncanny ability to create sonic portraits, from the elegance of "Thank You" to the iconic power chords of "Whole Lotta Love."

On view here is Page’s full Led Zeppelin–era rig, which he has used in different combinations since 1969 for live performances and studio recordings. The arrangement here is a reconstruction of how it appeared onstage with Led Zeppelin.

Rig includes:
Danelectro 3021 Electric guitar
Harmony Sovereign acoustic guitar
2 Marshall 1959 Super Lead 100 watt amplifier heads
1 Marshall Super Bass 100 watt amplifier head
3 Marshall 4 x 12 in. speaker cabinets (two straight, one slanted)
2 Orange 1 x 15 in. straight speaker cabinets
2 Echoplex EP-3 tape echo units
Sonic Wave Theremin
Conn Strobo-tuner
Vox Clyde McCoy Wah
Sola Sound Tonebender Professional MkII Fuzz

Rig, Jimmy Page (British, Heston, born 1944), Wood, plastic, metal

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