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    This is the closest I can get my snare sounding like John Bonhams. Its a recording of Lonely Boy by the Black Keys. what do you guys think?
    https://youtu.be/B-B-URiZYR8?list=PL...FBncxDa_aZIRnn

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    I don't hear the Bonham sound similarity but you rocked it TimmyG.

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    I can hear the snare pretty close to Bonham's. Good job on song, I really love playing this one as well
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    Get a supra, tune it low to mid, done.

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    Pretty close. You have the pitch perfect. There's just something about his sound that's different. Listen to his snare at around 0:11. The best snare sound ever.

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    first thing to do is become bonham, get super drunk right ?.....lol probably not a great idea

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    Bonham was a master at tuning his drums and his snare was a great example.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    Bonham was a master at tuning his drums and his snare was a great example.
    Gilles, if you heard him live, your opinion would change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    Gilles, if you heard him live, your opinion would change.
    Probably Rick never heard him live. Going by what I read and heard of him in the studio.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Great job on the cover. Asking people to affirm whether one sound is like another given the multitude of variables at play here is a bit of a waste of time and a bit pointless, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    Great job on the cover. Asking people to affirm whether one sound is like another given the multitude of variables at play here is a bit of a waste of time and a bit pointless, no?
    You can tune, and tune, and tune some more and possibly wind up with the sound that you want until you move the drum to another room.

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