Isolated Bass Track – Led Zeppelin – Ramble On – John Paul Jones

We don’t need to tell you how important John Paul Jones is to modern rock n’ roll. He has been an influence to countless bass players and has played with artists from Diamanda Galas to Them Crooked Vultures.

Ramble On – Song History

In this installment, we take a look at “Ramble On”. Here’s some background on the song. “Ramble On” is the third song on the second side of Led Zeppelin II. It was co-written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. It was recorded at Juggy Sound Studio in New York during Led Zeppelin’s second US Tour.

Led Zeppelin are early in the many bands who found inspiration in JRR Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. The first verse of Ramble On is an homage to “Namárië”, a Tolkien poem. The remainder of the song heavily references Mordor, Gollum, and the ring.

Ramble On – Bass Gear List

To record “Ramble On”, John Paul Jones used the following gear:

  • 1962 Fender Jazz Bass
  • Acoustic Control Corporation 360 Amplifier

John Paul Jones - 1962 Fender Jazz Bass

Ramble On – Bass Tablature

Ramble On is a complicated, yet not impossible song. If you can play by ear and have a general knowledge of the bass guitar, you can get it down pretty quickly. If you do well with learning from bass tabs, click here for‘s tab for Ramble On.

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