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Who’s the Next Jimmy Page?

As a superstar guitarist, Gibson Les Paul legend Jimmy Page had it all — the licks, the looks, the tone, the attitude, the ideas — during his years on stage with the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. And he’s kept his legacy intact as he’s transitioned from rock god to six-string eminence grise. In an era where rock stars wear T-shirts and baseball caps…
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Jimmy Page’s Greatest Guitar Solos

When the Edge and Jack White stare at another guitar player like wide-eyed teenage fanboys, that player must have some serious mojo — Rock of Gibraltar status. And Jimmy Page certainly has earned his place at the zenith of electric guitar history, crafting riffs and tones that will forever help define the sound of both rock and blues six-string. The Edge and White look like kids staring at…
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Stars of the Les Paul “Black Beauty”

Gibson debuted the Les Paul Custom in 1954 and dubbed it the “Fretless Wonder.” Originally, black-finish Les Paul Customs came with one P-90 (bridge position) and one Alnico V pickup (neck position). It morphed, and soon had Seth Lover’s PAF humbuckers, and was also known as the “Black Beauty.” Now, you can buy a 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty which is true to its ’57 vintage spec. Epiphone has its own glorious Black Beauty for players on a budget. Sunburst …
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The Big Send-Off: 10 Epic Guitar Outros

A great guitar outro can serve as the musical equivalent of an exclamation point, something to drive home a song in a memorable way. Whether flashy or subtle, the best guitar codas leave an impression that lingers long after the last notes fade. Below are 10 of the very best. “Mr. Crowley” (Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads). Randy Rhoads’ beautiful, classically inspired outro elevated this Ozzy classic into something of monumental proportions. The late guitarist spent hours working on the solo, but remained frustrated…
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The Jimmy Page Spellbook

Every career guitarist has his or her own set of idiosyncratic methods and interests that inform style. It’s what makes each player unique. There are three key ingredients to Jimmy Page’s spellbinding success: a firm grasp of the importance of dynamics, a vocal approach to his instrument and a vast sonic palette. Page sees the big picture, both in terms of album sequencing and individual track dynamics. From the opening energetic stabs of “Good Times, Bad Times” off the first Led Zeppelin album to his work with the Firm…
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Jimmy Page Un-Ledded

With the CD and DVD set Celebration Day riding high on theBillboard charts, we need no reminder of the potent magic Jimmy Page created as the leader of Led Zeppelin. With his beloved Les Pauls “Number 1” and “Number 2” on his shoulders as well as a variety of other famed instruments Page wrote his name across the annals of rock history in very large script indeed. The eight studio albums and the live The Song Remains the Samerecorded from 1968 to 1979 during Zeppelin’s original incarnation are still the…
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Jimmy Page Remastering Zeppelin Albums

Led Zeppelin fans can look forward to expanded versions of several of the band’s albums, with tentative release scheduled to begin sometime in 2013. Speaking to Mojo magazine, Jimmy Page revealed that in addition to remastering the original albums, he’s been digging …
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