Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin's gear has been documented in detail at Achilles Last Stand and in the forthcoming book Led Zeppelin Gear. This page documents their live gear circa 1973.

Jimmy Page

  • Guitars: 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard (No. 1), 1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe (No. 3), 1968 Gibson EDS-1275, 1961 Danelectro 3021, Martin D-28
  • Amps: Marshall 1959SLP 100W heads (at some point boosted with KT88s); Marshall 1982A and 1982B 4x12 cabs
  • Effects: Maestro Echoplex EP-3, Vox Cry Baby
  • Other: Ernie Ball Super Slinkys (9-42), Herco Flex 75 picks, cello bow
  • Theremin: Sonic Wave Theremin > Maestro Echoplex EP-3 > Orange OR200 > Orange OR412

John Paul Jones

  • Basses: 1962 Fender Jazz Bass, 1951 Fender Precision Bass, 1967 Fender Bass V, 1968 Hagström H8
  • Amps: two Acoustic 360/361PP combos
  • Other: Rotosound Swing Bass strings, Dunlop heavy picks
  • Keyboards: Hammond C3, Fender Rhodes MKII Stage Piano 73, Mellotron M400, Fender Pedal Bass or Dewtron Mister Bassman
  • Amps: Fender Dual Showman Reverbs; Leslie 147 (organ)
  • Effects: Maestro PS-1A Phase Shifter (Rhodes)
  • Other Instruments: Fender Electric Mandolin

John Bonham

early 1973

  • Drums: Ludwig Green Sparkle kit: Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 14x6.5 snare, 14x26 kick, 10x14 or 12x15 rack tom, 16x16 and 16x18 floor toms
  • Cymbals: Paiste cymbals: 15" Paiste Sound Edge Hi-Hats, 16" Paiste 2002 Series Medium Crash, 18" Paiste Giant Beat Medium Crash, 20" Paiste 602 Series Medium Crash, 24" Paiste Giant Beat Medium Ride, 38" Paiste Symphonic Gong
  • Percussion: Ludwig Universal Timpani (29") and Ludwig Machine Timpani (29"); Ralph Kester Ching Ring
  • Other: Ludwig Speed King #201 kick pedal w/ Rogers felt beater; Remo Coated Emperors (batters) and Remo Coated Ambassadors (resonants)

late 1973

  • Drums: Ludwig Vistalite Amber kit: Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 14x6.5 snare, 14x26 kick, 10x14 rack tom, 16x16 and 16x18 floor toms
  • Cymbals: Paiste cymbals: 15" Paiste Sound Edge Hi-Hats, 18" Paiste Giant Beat Medium Crash, 20" Paiste 602 Series Medium Crash, 20" Paiste Giant Beat Medium Crash, 24" Paiste Giant Beat Medium Ride, 38" Paiste Symphonic Gong
  • Percussion: Ludwig Universal Timpani (29") and Ludwig Machine Timpani (29"); Ralph Kester Ching Ring
  • Other: Ludwig Speed King #201 kick pedal w/ Rogers felt beater; Remo Controlled Sound black-dot heads

Robert Plant

  • Shure 548SD Unidyne IV microphones
  • Shure 565SD Unisphere I microphones
  • Ludwig tambourines
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