Originally Posted by pcmckay
Why is this so outrageous? Bonzo was a power player and the best way to get power out your snare is to strike the drum hitting the rim and the head at the same time! All you have to do is watch video clips and watch his left hand most of the time he strikes the drum with a rim shot. Of course some of the more quiet bluesy tunes he didn't until the music built up to a cresendo. But I am amazed you think is so ridiculous! And yes he did use Coated Ambassadors on the bottom of his toms, but I don't think he used Coated Ambassador on the bottom of the snare. That is the question I was responding to in my reply.
Ya watch on In My Time of Dying on the dvd. Rim shots every stroke seems like. But ya he used coated ambassadors on the bottom of toms but I thought he used a coated ambassador on the bottom on the snare but its a clear. Or sometimes a clear diplomat.