John Bonham’s bass drum technique

What Bass Drum pedal did John Bonham use?

Ludwig’s SpeedKing bass drum pedal

Throughout Bonham’s career, he used Ludwig’s SpeedKing bass drum pedal with tight spring tension. Bonham used a felt beater, switching to a wooden beater towards the end of his career. This pedal has been nicknamed the “Squeak King” because of the large amounts of squeaking it produces!

Did John Bonham use a double bass drum pedal?

There’s a common misconception that Bonham played with a double pedal – how else could he play so fast? In fact, he did his signature triplets on a standard bass drum pedal.

How did John Bonham muffle his bass drum?

As many know, John Bonham used a felt strip on the batter side of his bass drums.

How did John Bonham tune his drums?

Bonham relied on toms to create his iconic fills, so you’ll want to have at least two if not three in your setup. Go for 14-inch and 16-inch rack toms married to an 18-inch floor tom. Fit all three with single-ply resonant heads and tune these to medium-high. The batter heads need to be double-ply, tuned to medium.

Who used double bass first?

drummer Louie Bellson

The first person to use and popularize the double bass drum setup was jazz drummer Louie Bellson, who came up with the idea when he was still in high school.

What size snare did John Bonham use?

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What bass pedals did Cliff Burton use?

The pedals that Cliff allegedly used to produce that characteristic fuzz bass sound are these: Boss Compression Sustainer CS-2 + Electro-Harmonix Big Muff + Morley Power Wah.

What size bass drum did John Bonham use?

For most of his Led Zeppelin career he used the same size configurations on his drums, which was a 14”x10” mounted tom, 16”x16” and 18”x16” floor toms along with a 26”x14” bass drum. He also started using a 15”x12” mounted tom from 1975 until the last days of the band.

What kind of bass drum pedals did Neil Peart use?

Once Peart switched to DW pedals, he used the 9000 series bass drum pedals. The Zildjian cymbals were most likely backups from either the Counterparts or Test for Echo tours. Note that most of the cymbals don’t include logos or writing, which is how Peart ordered his cymbals from Zildjian.