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Old 11-16-2008, 10:30 PM
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Default Trying to find some Bonham-style sticks..

Any good recommendations? IIRC, he did use 5B's, but Im looking for something even bigger.

Also, how well can kettle drums hold up while using a pair of drum sticks instead of the soft mallet heads? I wonder how many heads Bonham broke...
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:48 PM
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Any good recommendations? IIRC, he did use 5B's, but Im looking for something even bigger.

Also, how well can kettle drums hold up while using a pair of drum sticks instead of the soft mallet heads? I wonder how many heads Bonham broke...
Other than marching sticks, 2Bs are the biggest sticks, you might want to try those out.

And about timpani (kettle drums); just because you can play drums doesn't mean that you can play timpani. Timpani takes just as much effort as a drumset to get good at. There a lot of ear training, a lot of reading, different techniques, different approaches. To answer your question, just use mallets. Sticks on timpani=no no. Timpani heads are $70+ and will dent right away if you use sticks. For mallets, all you need are a pair of Vic Firth T1s and T3s. I have T1-6s, but that's because I love timpani and have been at it for awhile.

Timpani and drumset are like bass and guitar. Bass and guitar are both string instruments and one will benefit the other, but just because you can play one doesn't mean you can play the other.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Trying to find some Bonham-style sticks..

Oh, no. I wasn't saying that. I was talking about how Bonham used kettle drums in his set.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:10 PM
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Oh, no. I wasn't saying that. I was talking about how Bonham used kettle drums in his set.
I know, but even using them in your set you need to practice them separately and use mallets on them. If you want to (or do) have them on your set, bring a stick bag and hang it from your floor tom with some mallets that you can grab before playing your timpani.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:11 PM
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Ha, if only I had the money for a kettle drum. =(
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:21 PM
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Ha, if only I had the money for a kettle drum. =(
If only I had the money and space for some timpani. :(
I can still use my school's though. :)
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:08 AM
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Default Re: Trying to find some Bonham-style sticks..

Vic Firth 'Rock' sticks are bigger than 2Bs. I used them for quite a long time. Trust me, they're absolutely massive!
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:14 AM
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Default Re: Trying to find some Bonham-style sticks..

I think Vic Firth's "Metal" sticks are even bigger.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:17 AM
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Oh, I've heard of those! I thought they were just a legend.

...why the hell would anyone want sticks THAT big?
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:42 PM
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Subject: John Bonham drumsticks

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QUESTION: I collect Rock memorabilia and i have just added to my collection a pair of John Bonham drumsticks.These have his name wrote/embossed in silver, on the sticks and the makers name PROMUCO.The size of the stick is a 5b he did use that weight of stick.I have heard that this company did make custom sticks for Bonzo but how could i authenticate these as being a pair of used John Bonham sticks.Any info you can add to help me authenticate these would be of help Cheers
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: Trying to find some Bonham-style sticks..

going off of diameter Thomas Lang's signature sticks were the biggest one's i could ever find besides marching sticks. According to Vic Firth's site his are .650"

Somebody mentioned the rock and metal sticks, they're .630"
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Try 2S pro-marks if you want a massive stick.

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Old 11-20-2008, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Trying to find some Bonham-style sticks..

I read in a Modern Drummer article that John Bonham would put newspapers cut up into strips in his kick drum to get a better sound. anyone else heard of that?

EDIT: oh, I thought the topic was John Bonham TRICKS, not STICKS. sorry haha

I don't know, he used 15" hi-hats, so he must have used some huge sticks. the biggest I've ever played is 2B. they feel like tree trunks!
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:46 PM
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Peace 2B woodtip Metal Maniacs are pretty sizeable. They're the biggest sticks I own
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I think Vic Firth's "Metal" sticks are even bigger.
Yes they are. They are HUGE. Ahead make a an xl rock stick that's bigger than a 2b
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