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Old 12-05-2008, 04:39 PM
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Hi! I am new here. I am from Argentina and I spoke spanish but I will try to write in Spanish as well as I can. hehe, I really love John Bonham. I think he didnīt born in Earth. Heīs fantastic and used amazing techniques. Although this, I prefer Roger Taylor. R.T is my favourite drummer. I have only 16 years old. I want you to introduce me in this DruM World cause I have been playing drums since 15. (one year ago)
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:08 PM
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The James Dean of drumming....
Or The Jimi Hendrix of the drums..!
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:15 PM
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Or The Jimi Hendrix of the drums..!
That's funny I've said that for years. kudos.

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Old 12-05-2008, 08:33 PM
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That's funny I've said that for years. kudos.

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Thanks, mate. I think it fits much better for John Bonham.

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Old 12-07-2008, 07:23 AM
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Colleagues,

I have got a question for you:

Did John Bonham ever played a double bass drum set? Somewhere? On/Off Tour? Do you have pictures?

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Old 12-07-2008, 07:39 AM
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Here's the double bass kit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX8YsJ0TbMc
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:03 AM
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Here's the double bass kit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX8YsJ0TbMc
Thanks a lot, mate. I will check.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:57 PM
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does anybody know bonham influences? tnx
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:41 PM
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does anybody know bonham influences? tnx
Well he really liked drummers like Gene Krupa and Joe Morello. The way he tuned his toms were influenced by the sound of big band drummers that he would listen to when he was a kid. Hope this helps!
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:58 PM
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Re: Bonham influences...


On Steve Smith's latest DVD Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants, Steve demonstrates one or two Max Roach tom-tom/bass drum licks which he says influenced Bonham.

Indeed, when you listen to them, they are clearly early versions of classic Bonham triplet/flam licks which he used on the likes of Moby Dick, Stairway, Dazed and Confused etc.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:03 PM
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thanks guys for replying, i was thinking about elvin jones also
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:49 PM
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Bonham: a God of drums
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:55 PM
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For some reason I didn't think much of Bonham at first, but now I'm totally addicted to his groove! In fact, he's probably my biggest influence now.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:28 AM
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BONZO IS THE BEST LOVE NO QUATER BONHAM DRUM SOLOS GO TO SALADRECORDS.COM BONHAM FILES IT WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD J.P
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:32 AM
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bonham once tryed to glue two bass drum's together to get a deeper sound
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:51 AM
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bonham once tryed to glue two bass drum's together to get a deeper sound
Where'd you hear that from?
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:51 AM
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The Crunge still blows my mind. I think Bonzo and JPJ were the best rhythym section ever in rock. Just listen to the Lemon Song.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:56 AM
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radio interview like in 75
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:38 PM
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does any one know of anywhere i can find a transcription of moby dick
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:43 PM
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does any one know of anywhere i can find a transcription of moby dick
Modern Drummer transcribed it in a recent issue. I'll see which one it is and get back to you
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:41 AM
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The Crunge still blows my mind. I think Bonzo and JPJ were the best rhythm section ever in rock. Just listen to the Lemon Song.


And the people said...."AMEN!" Probably the simplest and most accurate statement I've heard in a long while on this 'puter thang.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:26 AM
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does anybody know bonham influences? tnx
I have read several articles where they talk about Bonham's influences. In one of these articles Robert Plant talks about how Bonham was amazed with and very much influenced by Buddy Rich, he felt that the drummer for Jethro Tull whos name escapes me right now, was the best rock drummer that England ever produced. And later on he used to go see Billy Cobham play and was a big fan of his playing. Growing up he really loved the big band drummers. And was also influenced by Ginger Baker to some extent.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:02 AM
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I have read several articles where they talk about Bonham's influences. In one of these articles Robert Plant talks about how Bonham was amazed with and very much influenced by Buddy Rich, he felt that the drummer for Jethro Tull whos name escapes me right now, was the best rock drummer that England ever produced. And later on he used to go see Billy Cobham play and was a big fan of his playing. Growing up he really loved the big band drummers. And was also influenced by Ginger Baker to some extent.
It might be Barriemore Barlow. The drummer you may be thinking of, pcmckay.

Or...Clive Bunker.


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Old 02-11-2009, 05:08 AM
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JB meant Barlow. Barlow & Baker were the cats amongst his peers,he thought were good. He also knew all along that he was very good.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:12 AM
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JB meant Barlow. Barlow & Baker were the cats amongst his peers,he thought were good. He also knew all along that he was very good.
And there you have it.


Absolutely, aydee!
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:12 AM
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Let's not forget the influence of Carmine Appice!! It was HE who got Bonham playing the BIG LUDWIGS!!
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:02 AM
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I also forgot to mention Cozy Powell. Powell and Bonham were good friends and he was another peer of Bonzo's that he respected as well. And yes Carmine was another peer that he respected, when Vanilla Fudge was the headliner for one Zeppelins first tours Carmine and Bonzo were always trading ideas. And Carmine is responsible for getting Bonham the Ludwig endorsement.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:39 AM
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The guy he truly enjoyed jamming with was the drummer of Bad Company ( forget the guy's name...)
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:15 PM
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The guy he truly enjoyed jamming with was the drummer of Bad Company ( forget the guy's name...)
Simon Kirke I think that's the spelling, Bad Company was one of the first bands too be signed on LZ record label "Swan Song"

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Old 02-14-2009, 02:48 PM
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does anybody know bonham influences? tnx
Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and Soul music.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:54 PM
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Where'd you hear that from?
I know who has done that, the drummer for The Cardigans. I watched it in an interviewing video.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:07 PM
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Great drummer. No brainer.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:42 PM
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I'm new to drumming, apart from a kit as a three year old (nearly 40 years ago) and have to say thanks for all the contribtions to this thread. I've read a few posts from the start and end and will go through the rest of it at some point.

JBs sound, pocket, feel or whatever you want to call it, has always been my main attraction to Led Zeppelin and reading this thread has reconfirmed that he had something relatively different and special.

I'll be looking around the forum for guidance in learning but thought I'd sign off with this link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlkJC6eoKeA
I did a quick search for The Senators and got no results here, so enjoy John Bonhams first recording.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:03 AM
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Coming up, I was enthralled with John Bonham and Neil Peart at the same time...I think it was a pretty good way to learn. One drummer influences you to try anything, the other influences you to know where to put the things you've tried and learned.

Thank you John Henry Bonham.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:44 PM
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Does anyone know what sizes Jason plays? I read a feature on him in an old Modern Drummer right before the '07 reunion and said he uses a 26" but aside from that show, most photos of his kits don't appear to be 26".

Thanks for any info on this mild curiosity.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:45 AM
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I recently played a show with Jason Bonham and Foreigner and his kit was a vistalite Ludwig kit, 12" rack tom, 16" and 18" floor toms and a 22" kick drum I believe.

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12" rack? Interesting...I would think he would use at least a 13' or 14".
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:05 AM
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Love John Bonham, definitely a musical inspiration for me!
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:40 AM
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12" rack? Interesting...I would think he would use at least a 13' or 14".
I use a 12" and 13" rack toms. They give, that lovely heavy pounding sound.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:58 PM
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No one better than JHB, Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace.
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