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WEM Ultimus Bass Amplifier
WEM Ultimus Bass Amplifier, March 25, 1969, Staines Lino Factory, Staines, England
General Specs
Years in use: March 25, 1969
Selmer Treble N' Base Mk III Amplifier
Selmer Treble N' Base Mk III Amplifier, You Shook Me, March 27, 1969, Bremen/ARD Studios, Bremen, Germany
General Specs
Watts: 50
Features: Front Panel: (2) Input Jacks, Volume, Treble, Bass, (2) Input Jacks, Volume, Treble, Bass, Mute button, On/Off Switch - Rear Panel: (2) Output Jacks, Foot Pedal Jack, Voltage Switch, (2) Fuses, Ohm Impedance Switch
Tubes: 4 x 6L6
Years in use: March 27, 1969


Led Zeppelin, You Shook Me, March 27, 1969, Bremen/ARD Studios, Bremen, Germany
Manson Triple Neck Acoustic Instrument
Jimmy Page, The Battle of Evermore, August 25, 1994, South Bank, London, England, London Studios, Studio 2
General Specs
Body: Alpine Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood sides and back
Finish: Brownburst
Neck: Brazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood with dot pearl inlays
Frets: 24/21/22
Bridge: Rosewood
Headstock: Brownburst w/ logo
Tuners: Schaller tuning keys
Hardware: Gold-plated
Pickguard: None
Pickups: None
Controls: None
Years in use: 1994-1995
The Manson Triple Neck Acoustic Instrument consisted of a 8-string mandolin, 12-string and 6-string guitar. It was built by luthier Andy Manson, who had built the Manson Triple Neck Acoustic Instrument for John Paul Jones. He had also built a similar Triple Neck Instrument for Japanese Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Cinnamon.

Page used the Triple Neck Instrument on The Battle Of Evermore on the No Quarter: Robert Plant and Jimmy Page Unledded album.


Manson Triple Neck Acoustic Instrument
Manson Triple Neck Acoustic Instrument
Vega PS-5 Long Neck Banjo
John Paul, Maureen, Jacinda and Tamara Jones, ca. July 1970, The Straw Hat, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England
General Specs
Body: Maple ring with black cap
Finish: None
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony with dot inlays
Frets: 25
Bridge: Grover Presto Tailpiece
Headstock: Black face with inlay logo, bone nut
Tuners: Vega tuners
Hardware: Chrome-plated
Pickguard: None
Pickups: None
Controls: None
Years in use: 1970
The Vega PS-5 Long Neck Banjo is another one of John Paul Jones' instruments. Jimmy Page played it on Gallows Pole, the only Led Zeppelin track to feature a banjo.
Symbolic Sound Capybara
General Specs
Basic Configuration: (4) processors installed on the motherboard, 96 MB sample RAM, 12 expansion slots, I/O and external sync (see below), External desktop or rackmount case (protects the DSPs and converters from the electrically noisy environment inside your personal computer, and leaves valuable slot-space free to use for other cards on your host computer)
Expansion Card: (2) processors installed on the expansion card, 48 MB sample RAM (per card), Up to 12 expansion cards (for a total of 28 processors) can be added
Inputs and Outputs: (4)-8 channels, 32-100 kHz sample rate, 24-bit, Balanced Analog and Digital (AES/EBU)
External Synchronization: Word Clock input, VITC & LTC Timecode input and output
Interfaces: FireWire for Macintosh OS X and OS 9, Windows XP, 2000, and ME desktop and laptop machines
Years in use: 1999-2005
The Symbolic Sound Capybara is a machine that lets you graphically string together unlimited-length chains of processing and synthesis modules and run them with zero latency on a dedicated multiprocessor computer with little or no impact on your main computer's memory or processing capabilities. You can expand the processing capabilities of your hardware transparently, simply by plugging in more processing cards, because the machine was designed from the outset with scalability and multiple processors in mind. You never have to sacrifice sound quality just because you're trying to squeeze more real time processing out of your desktop or laptop computer. Features include FireWire, timecode, MIDI, 8 channels of 24-bit 100 kHz audio and a symbolic, blue LED on the front panel. It is controlled by the award-winning Kyma software with cutting-edge algorithms like granular processing, real-time analysis/resynthesis, aggregate synthesis, and spectral morphing.


Symbolic Sound Capybara
John Paul Jones with Manson Triple Neck Mandolin, October 29, 2005, Festival Mandolines de Lunel, Lunel, France
Symbolic Sound Capybara
John Paul Jones with Manson Triple Neck Mandolin, October 29, 2005, Festival Mandolines de Lunel, Lunel, France

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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