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    What was his exact drum kit during the recording of his final record, " in through the outdoor" ? I just love the sound of his drums on that album.

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    The famous snare is the Ludwig Supraphonic chrome-over-aluminum, 6.5" deep, stock # LM402.

    As for the rest of his stuff it's generally big Ludwigs, the exact dimensions Ludwig lists on their site.

    I was reading his Wikipedia article the other day recently for the first time and was surprised to see it read he used Paiste (I thought he was a Zildjian guy for some reason, probably because before the 80s it seemed like Zildjian was nearly a monopoly).

    Add to his sound equation he played with huge drumsticks and kept the sound engineers at some distance. I'm sure some of our other members know more about the man than the smattering of anecdotes I've read or heard over the years.
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    Watch this video
    https://youtu.be/rAwLN7sFIE8

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    or this one
    [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtGavIi3LfE[/ur

    I also noticed that John had internal mufflers on all his toms and snare that could be adjusted with a knob on the outside of the drum.
    Last edited by Pearl MCX Man; 04-24-2017 at 07:58 AM.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    I believe the green sparkle 3-ply kit and the amber vista kit were 14/16/18/26.



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    You are right Ricardo those are the sizes he used.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

    5pc Pearl MCX Chestnut Fade 12x9, 13x10, 16x16, 18x22 14x6.5 matching snare
    Pearl Sensitone 14x5.5 steel alloy snare
    Vintage Slingerland " Festival" steel snare 14x5
    Zildjian A's (avendis) Vintage 70's era
    17 med thin crash, 14 new beat hhts and 21 sweet crash/ride
    Zildjian K 18 med thin crash
    Pearl 1000 series all double braced hadware: 2 cymbal stands , 1 boom stand, hhts stand, snare stand
    Pearl Eliminator single chain drive

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    looks like kick reso on the green one has some kind of ring around the edge
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    After doing some research I found this info on John's bass drum muffling.

    The bass drum was muffled with felt strips, at first on both the batter and front heads and then later with a Remo 'Ritchie Ring' on the front head instead of a felt strip.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

    5pc Pearl MCX Chestnut Fade 12x9, 13x10, 16x16, 18x22 14x6.5 matching snare
    Pearl Sensitone 14x5.5 steel alloy snare
    Vintage Slingerland " Festival" steel snare 14x5
    Zildjian A's (avendis) Vintage 70's era
    17 med thin crash, 14 new beat hhts and 21 sweet crash/ride
    Zildjian K 18 med thin crash
    Pearl 1000 series all double braced hadware: 2 cymbal stands , 1 boom stand, hhts stand, snare stand
    Pearl Eliminator single chain drive

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    To play like a bonham you first need to become a bonham .. first drink scotch for breakfast . Then lay down in a bathtub and cry

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchie View Post
    To play like a bonham you first need to become a bonham .. first drink scotch for breakfast . Then lay down in a bathtub and cry

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