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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

February 07, 1962 - Deborah Bonham, sister to John, was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England
February 23, 1966 - Warren Grant, son of Peter, was born.
February xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin enters the Billboard Top 40
February 16, 1969 - Led Zeppelin wrap up their first American tour in Baltimore, MD.
February 07, 1970 - Edinburgh gig cancelled after Plant receives facial injuries in a car accident
February 28, 1970 - The band performs as "The Nobs" in Copenhagen after threat of legal action from Countess Von Zeppelin
February xx, 1971 - John Paul Jones involved in legal issues regarding a musician who shares the same name
February xx, 1971 - Overdubs for the fourth album are recorded at Island Studios
February 14, 1972 - The band is refused admission into Singapore due to their long hair
February 16, 1972 - The Australian tour begins in Perth
February 21, 1972 - Led Zeppelin: Rock and Roll b/w Four Sticks (Atlantic 45-2865) 45 single is released in the US.
February xx, 1973 - The band makes final preparations for the European tour
February 16, 1973 - The release date for Houses Of The Holy is pushed back due to some sleeve problems
February xx, 1974 - Sessions for Physical Graffiti continue
February 14, 1974 - Page, Plant and Bonham attend a Roy Harper concert
February 04, 1975 - Zeppelin perform a last minute show at Nassau Coliseum to accomodate fans after being banned in Boston
February 24, 1975 - Physical Graffiti finally issued worldwide to phenomenal sales
February xx, 1976 - Media reports that Zeppelin are due to release an album entitled Obelisk
February xx, 1977 - Robert contracts a bout of tonsillitis postponing the American tour
February xx, 1978 - Robert Plant helps produce a record for punk band Dansette Damage
February 16, 1978 - The cases against Bonham, Cole & Grant stemming from the Oakland incident are heard and all receive suspended prison sentences and fines
February xx, 1979 - Although absent from the US stage or market, Led Zeppelin rank best in many music magazine categories
February xx, 1979 - Mixing sessions for In Through The Out Door take place at Polar Studios. Rumors fly of a European tour
February 03, 1980 - Robert joins Dave Edmund’s Rockpile at the Birmingham Top Rank
February 13, 2005 - Led Zeppelin receives a Grammy for Lifetime Achievment.
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