Originally Posted by dlmorley
Interesting you point this out. I've long been a Selmer fanboy
Vox basically offered their wares and models to the Beatles IIRC. If Selmer had been a bit forward thinking, they would have been the ones.. BUT I do believe many bands recorded with Selmer.
I have a Zodiac twin and a small early 18w Selmer (2 channels volume & tone 1 channel with tremelo. Sound familiar??)
Hell yes. The Selmer Zodiacs that we have here are great secret weapons. After the modded JCM 800s, they get the most recording use. The tone switches produce some amazing sounds. You can literally make it sound like five different amps, all with their own unique flavor. I prefer them to all Vox's any day of the week for recording.
Jimmy Page has made a lot of claims about what he used. Either he likes that game, or he tried so many amps that he doesn't even remember which made the final record. I believe that he is probably unsure. Probably a little of both. Keep in mind; these guys didn't know they were making history at the time.
Having owned all of the Supro's that have been associated with Page over the years, I can tell you, none of them sound like Led Zep records. Not at all. Not even close. They are great ebay sale items, being that you buy them on the story without hearing them. Supro made the best damn harp amps ever
, but I'll leave it at that. I like them, they are cool, but from experience owning quite a few, they don't have that Jimmy Page mojo. Selmer Treble and Bass 50 or a Zodiac twin 30 on the other hand... Rock N Roll in a box.
The Selmer's really come to like with a mic on them too. There are some amps that sound good to your ear, but when you close mic them they are like "Oh My God!" The Selmer's fall in that category.