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Old 04-12-2011, 10:34 PM
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John Bonham drum-set configuration with Led Zeppelin.

1968 Ludwig Black Diamond Pearl Kit:

9" x 13" Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
16" x 18" Floor tom
14" x 24" Bass Drum

1969 Ludwig Thermo Gloss Natural Maple Kit:

6.5" x 14" Chrome Supra-Phonic Snare Drum
12" x 15" Mounted Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
16" x 18" Floor Tom (added later on)
14" x 26" Bass Drum
14" x 26" Bass Drum with Cymbal Holder

1970 Ludwig Green Sparkle Kit:

6.5" x 14" Chrome Supra-Phonic Snare Drum
10" x 14" Mounted Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
16" x 18" Floor Tom
14" x 26" Bass Drum with Rail Mount & Cymbal Mount
29" Ludwig Machine Timpani Drum
30" Ludwig Universal Timpani Drum

1973 Ludwig Amber Vistalite Kit:

6.5" x 14"Chrome Supra-Phonic Snare Drum
10" x 14" Mounted Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
16 " x18" Floor Tom
14" x 26" Bass Drum with Rail Mount & Cymbal Mount
29" Ludwig Machine Timpani Drum
30" Ludwig Universal Timpani Drum

1975 Ludwig Silver Sparkle Kit (recording Presence)

1975 Ludwig Vistalite Kit In Black And White Pattern C: Spiral (for personal jamming)

1977 Ludwig Stainless Steel Kit:

6.5" x 14" Chrome Supra-Phonic Snare Drum
12" x 15" Mounted Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
16" x 18" Floor Tom
14" x 26" Bass Drum with Double Tom Mount
29" Ludwig Machine Timpani Drum
30" Ludwig Universal Timpani Drum

...I hope is of your interest at all...Cheers,

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Originally Posted by tml_fan_5@hotmail.com View Post
The thing about Bonham is that he used really big drums. He used an LM 402, which is a deeper snare drum, I believe a 14" rack tom and a 16" and 18" floor toms, not to mention a 26" bass, which is 4 inches larger than the regular 22" bass. For a classic rock sound, get large drums, and tune them lower... thats what Bonham did, and his sound is one of the most sought after sounds in drum history.
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