Whole Lotta Love. main riff

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  1. frankd

    frankd Well-Known Member

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    So you know it Right.
    Well maybe not?
    Here Is Joe Walsh skip to the 1 min mark.
    I always said to myself somethings not quite right.
    so I searched and searched watched many Zepp vids
    But Jimmy does a good job of Hiding the opening riff.
    world works in mysterious way's People look at me funny
    too when I say yeah Joe walsh taught me to play whole lotta
    Love LOL!!!! Joe knows Jimmy pretty well Joe sold jimmy his
    #1 LP. So enjoy.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STeHgXlnh1c"]Gibson Guitar Tutorial: Joe Walsh - Guitar Setup (Part 6 of 6) - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLSz5vD9Dho[/ame]
     
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    Great lesson from Joe and laughed when I heard Jimmy refer to his LP as "very user friendly"
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    Ha yes indeed.
    I find it interesting they never mention exact year model .
    but they do talk about the reverse phase the bypass and split coil.
    and if ya listened close the two switches under the pick guard .
    and the slim neck I always figured that one as low slung as he usualy
    plays and he still gets a good wrap around that that neck I find it
    almost funny all those years guys spending a wad to get a guitar
    like his and getting FAT 50's style necks not knowing it was a slim neck
    and tricked out to the T with all the bells and whistles . I have to admit
    in my oppinion having bypass reverse and splits make for some very
    versatile options NOW WHAT about those hidden switches ???
    frankd
     
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    I tried it out on my Epiphone LP Standard and I was wailing away on that pretty good. I just needed some beers on hand.;) That was a good video and Joe was having fun which is always a good thing.:thumb: I keep hitting that damn G-string frankd...it's such a naughty G-string, I just may have to cut it!:naughty: BTW, can I recommend a beer that I have savoured a few times that would taste inspiring while playing this particular riff? It will improve your tone significantly the more you consume...:hmm::wave: (It's very hoppy tasting, almost like an orange peel tatse...it's awesome!):cheers:

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    Gives you Whole Lotta Gas! :dude:
     
  5. frankd

    frankd Well-Known Member

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    Black ya trippin me out again LOL.
    Hey whatch my cousin scotty here he does it the right way.
    first right lesson I have seen on the whole lotta song.
    this guy has taught me a few tricks n riffs
    he's good
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtZywRVdkx0]MasterThatRiff 30! - "Whole Lotta Love" - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I didn't know you have Scottish blood in ya frankd?:hmm::naughty::applause: That was a thorough lesson. It all looks so simple now, doesn't it?:fingersx: The blues involves a lot of bends and staggers and his style of playing evokes that. This gives you a better insight into what Jimmy is playing and I bet he uses that technique in quite a few other songs as well.

    BTW, why does a Scotsman wear a kilt?.........The sheep can hear a zipper a mile away! :laugh2::thumb:

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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    Yep but thats the whole trick once ya get that down NOT HITTING
    the D string then its just bad ass !:dude: oops I said d Its G LOL!
     
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    He held the band together musically.
     
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    Page didn't add all of those extra switches until after Zeppelin so I always find it funny when people mod their LPs with special wiring harnesses and switches in their pursuit of Page's tone(s) when he didn't even use that stuff himself to create the tones that those people are chasing.
     
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    Good point!

    If they want Page's Led Zep years tones, they would do better getting a Tele rather than modding their Les Paul.
     
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    I hope they are looking for his studio tone because in my
    experience his live tone was nothing to write home about.

    (Sorry. I really tried but just couldn't resist.)
     
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    For the first couple of albums yeah. But the Dragon Tele was retired after a friend of his screwed it up.

    People who associate an artist's sound with a particular guitar need to adjust their thinking. The first couple of Zep albums, and the solo on Stairway to Heaven, were recorded with a Tele, not the Les Paul that he is normally associated with. By the same token, David Gilmour is associated with a Strat but the solo on Comfortably Numb was recorded with a Les Paul.
     
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    "People who associate an artist's sound with a particular guitar need to adjust their thinking. "
    Or even just pickers-for-hire. I sound pretty much the same whatever I'm pickin' .
    Some are just more ergonomic than others.
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
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    I never got the love for the Les Paul into Marshall stack thing....

    Exactly - When I saw the Who live, I saw Pete with the SG Special rig he used so well for so long; but the guitar tracks on "Who's Next" were often played on a Gretsch!

    Other than drastic tone color changes or serious style changes, I do too!

    I can sound different if you'd compare me playing a jazz standard on a clean tone and a rock tune and a distorted tone, but even then It's the same player.
     
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    I've been rehearsing this one and I think I'm doing it pretty smooth... It sounds just as I'd like it to, and you can barely see I'm bending the A string, but the ringing open D is there, the chorus effect given by it

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNaYqFsrzl0[/ame]

    I recorded it with an iPhone while playing just for unwinding after a tough day at the office so quality isn't the best feature, but I think it gives the idea all right.
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    According to him the first thing he did was have split coils
    by pass and reverse phase after he got # 1 From Joe and Grover Locking Tuners
    and yes tele and supro not marshall.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNuQPTzuof4[/ame]
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    GO Go Sergio !
    Bro tuff day come on your a attorney you get take cash from criminals
    LOL !!!!!!!!!! MY DReam Job!!!!
    Frankd
     

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