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Ludwig Snare Drum

Ludwig Supra-Phonic LM400
Ludwig Supra-Phonic LM400
General Specs
Alloy: Chrome Over Aluminum
Size: 5 x 14 inches
Years in use: 1960s ???
Ludwig Super Sensitive COB
Ludwig Super Sensitive COB
General Specs
Alloy: Chrome Over Brass
Diameter: 5 x 14 inches
Years in use: 1968 - 1969
Ludwig Supra-Phonic LM402
Ludwig Supra-Phonic LM402
General Specs
Alloy: Chrome Over Aluminum
Diameter: 6.5 x 14 inches
Years in use: 1969 - 1973 & 1980
Ludwig Black Beauty Supra-Phonic LB417
Ludwig Black Beauty Supra-Phonic LB417
General Specs
Alloy: Chrome Over Brass
Diameter: 6.5 x 14 inches
Years in use: 1975 - 1977
John Bonham preferred using Ludwig Supra-Phonic snare drums. Although he preferred aluminum shells in his snare drums, some of the snare drums he used with early drumkits, such as the Ludwig Black Diamond Pearl, had shells made of brass.

Instead of the 20-strand snares, Bonham used 42-strand snares. He rarely changed drum heads, unless absolutely necessary, as he liked the well-played sound. The top drum head was tuned extremely high, higher than the snare side and the snares were loosened slightly, allowing the natural sound of the drum to come through.
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May 31, 1948 - John Henry Bonham was born at Redditch, Worchestershire
May xx, 1969 - The band’s debut album enters the US Top 10
May xx, 1969 - Recording sessions for Led Zeppelin II begin
May xx, 1970 - The band works on new material at Bron-Y-Aur
May 03, 1971 - Richard Cole jams on Whole Lotta Love playing congas
May xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy recording sessions on location at Stargroves and Olympic studios
May 27, 1972 - Warm-up gigs kick off in Holland for an upcoming American tour
May 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin gross nearly $250,000 for their performance in Atlanta, GA
May 05, 1973 - 56,800 attend the second show of the 1973 US tour at Tampa. This sets a record for the largest attendance for a one-act performance, previously held by the Beatlesfor their Shea Stadium show in 1965
May 10, 1974 - Swan Song Records is officially launched
May 11, 1974 - Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis concert and are thrilled when Elvis announces that Led Zeppelin is in the building
May 10, 1975 - Showco ships their PA system and video screens for the Earls Court shows from Dallas to London
May 23, 1976 - Page and Plant join Bad Company onstage at the LA Forum
May 21, 1977 - The Houston Summit claims $500,000 in damages to their venue caused by rowdy fans
May xx, 1978 - The band reunite at Clearwater Castle to rehearse
May 22, 1979 - It is officially announce that Led Zeppelin will headline at the Knebworth Festival in August
May 15, 1980 - After many revisions the European tour dates are finalized and the band is scheduled to open in Germany
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