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Bill Dunn Custom Control System
General Specs
Years in use: 1975-1980
John Paul Jones' pedals were a custom-built unit, made by Bill Dunn of London. Dunn's organ service (particularly Hammond organs) was well-known in England and was the service center for the top rock, jazz, and pop stars of the day. Jones had Dunn build pedals that were very similar in tone to a Hammond bass pedal tone, but more mellow. His control box for the Dunn pedals would sit on top of the Fender Rhodes piano, and he was often seen adjusting the volume of the pedals during concerts. The Dunn control box has been a very recognizable part of JPJ's onstage rig. To most musicians, it was a mystery, as it was custom built and not obviously connected to the pedals below. The Dunn system was to remain even through the final Zeppelin concerts in 1980, where it sat prominently on the piano.

Photos

Bill Dunn Custom Control System
John Paul Jones, No Quarter, June 14, 1977, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Bill Dunn Custom Control System
John Paul Jones, after No Quarter, June 23, 1977, The Forum, Inglewood, California
Bill Dunn Custom Control System
John Paul Jones, No Quarter, July 24, 1977, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
Bill Dunn Custom Control System
John Paul Jones, Since I've Been Loving You, June 20, 1980, Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium
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