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Old 04-06-2007, 12:28 AM
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Default Bonzo's sticks . . .

They look skinny on the Zep live double-DVD ..long but not thick ..what are they?
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

I'm sure I read somewhere he used 2B's.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

He may have used 2B's to begin with, but later on in his career, as his technique changed (but thundering power remained) he started using thinner sticks, like 5Bs.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

He actually only used 5B's

There was a recent interview with his son Jason, and he said that Bonzo only used thin sticks.

He got the thundering sound through good wrist technique.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

Hmmm, 5B ...interesting.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

hmmm 5b for bonzo 747 for neal peart the sticks a very simular sizes 747 are just a little thinner and longer but not by much maybe there's a lesson to be learn for rock drumming?

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Old 04-07-2007, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

I think I saw, a post someplace that said he used a Ludwig model 2S or something?
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:38 AM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

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I think I saw, a post someplace that said he used a Ludwig model 2S or something?
you might be right because early in his career they used to say that his sticks look like "Lincoln Logs" whoa,but then later in his career he learned to get the same volume out of the drums without hitting them as hard.

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Old 04-08-2007, 04:19 AM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

If you freeze-frame vids from '69 ..sticks look narrow ..look like 5A's to me.
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:02 AM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

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If you freeze-frame vids from '69 ..sticks look narrow ..look like 5A's to me.

the denmarks radio set he looks like hes using very large and thick sticks.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:22 PM
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

I have heard the same thing many people have said: he used "tree trunks" until about Zeppelin III then he learned more wrist control and downsized his sticks..
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:55 PM
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Default Re: Bonzo's sticks . . .

Sticks look the same on all the vids/photos I've seen so far, even down to the last tour. The clearest one is on pg-138 of the book "Led Zeppelin: The Story Of A Band And Their Music" ..anyone have the book? ...shows it clearly, but the taper looks kinda thin for a 5B.
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