John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker Tone

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Lil Mo, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    I don’t have a Leslie but I think I have closely emulated JPJ’s tone on Heartbreaker ... I have paired a Darkglass B3k with the Aguilar chorusaurus ! Pretty excited about this. Check it here:
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  2. Great job
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  3. Congrats on getting a tone with the B3K that is very very untypical. Nice job!
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  4. Zon master

    Zon master

    May 10, 2017
    Sounds good. Which version is this? Plant's vocals sound odd here
  5. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    This was a backing track I used from karaoke by using a custom backing track in which the bass part was removed, I could go back and add the bass :)
  6. Goatrope


    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    That was great! Nice work!

    The bass was both thick and crunchy, which I liked. The chorus did a good oscillation on that. Thumbs up!
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  7. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    What's the order, Chorus>B3K or B3K>Chorus?
    Also, did you try it both ways, how did the sound compare?
  8. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I don't think it was ever stated that this backing track was LZ.
    It's nice cover but not the original band.
  9. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    If you watch the video the you will read within the video that it was a custom backing track with the bass removed. Sorry it was not stated here that it isn’t the original band but it was explained in the video - there are annotations on the screen. No it is not the original band bc I purchased a backing track that had multiple tracks and I deleted the bass track to add mine. The point is not the band per se, it is that the combination of pedals reproduced an effect.

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  10. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    Chorus to B3K -
  11. wildman2


    Jun 8, 2016
    Sounds good to me.. Now do nobody's fault but mine. one of my favorite songs from Zep.
  12. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    Will have to check it out. Don’t know it. I’ve never been a big Led Zep follower to be honest
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  13. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    Not sure where my reply went on this. It is a backing track from with the bass removed. Hate the vocals on this one but needed something without the original bass part to add mine.
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  14. Cool. I thought JPJ just played with OD.
  15. Bigbri


    Aug 4, 2015
    How about The Rover
  16. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps!

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Great song! :thumbsup: Need an 8-string bass for NFBM! :bassist:
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  17. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    Another one I will have to check out as I am not all that familiar with Led Zeppelin other than greatest hits kind of stuff. I know I’m prob going to get blasted on here for not being a big zep fan, but I just never have been. Our band is going to do heartbreaker though bc our guitarist loves zep and we thought it would be cool to put it back to back with Pat Benetar’s heartbreaker - a two shot ;)
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  18. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    Or an 8 string guitar with an octave pedal
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  19. Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Nov 30, 2019
    Apparently on this song a Leslie was used - one of the only times another effect was used. I’m sure someone here knows the story on it much better than me
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  20. Zon master

    Zon master

    May 10, 2017
    I saw your reply at Post #5. Thanks
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