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    To me, the beginning drum part of the song “ramble on” by led zeppelin was always a mystery. This will probably be old news to everyone else but i will post it anyway,

    —The pitter-patter drumbeat by John Bonham during the quiet parts of "Ramble On" has sparked considerable debate among drummers. Some have theorized that Bonham was hitting the sole of his shoe with drum sticks. Others say it was a plastic garbage can lid. According to Chris Welch and Geoff Nicholls in John Bonham: A Thunder of Drums, Bonzo used his bare hands to tap out those 16th notes on an empty guitar case.

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    Learned something today thanks for sharing.

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    Where was the debate? I seem to have missed it.
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    For years a lot of guys claimed bonham simply put a towel over his Tom and played with his hands. I actually thought he was tapping on his lap with his hands while next to a mike. The guitar case is news to me and i never would have guessed that. To me, its some cool info.

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    I just heard this song this morning and was wondering the same thing. Thanks
    Conrad

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    That’s cool! Thanks for sharing
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    I think I mentioned this already in the Bonham thread a couple years ago or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    Where was the debate? I seem to have missed it.
    Me too, I always just put a towel over my 12" tom when we played that song.

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