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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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November 10, 1972 - Led Zeppelin sell out 120,000 tickets in one day
November xx, 1973 - Initial recordings for Physical Graffiti commences at Headley Grange
November 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finalize the purchase of Headley Grange to be their new corporate headquarters
November xx, 1974 - The band makes plans and rehearses for the tenth North American tour
November xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin records Presence in a mere 18 days
November xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin book into Ezyhire Studios to rehearse new material for an upcoming tour
November 04, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same movie premieres in Europe
November xx, 1977 - Jimmy dispells rumors of Led Zeppelin’s break up
November 06, 1978 - Led Zeppelin purchase and ship new gear to Polar Studios to begin work on a new album
November 10, 1979 - Led Zeppelin and their entire entourage attend an ABBA concert
November 07, 1980 - The band meets with Peter Grant to announce the retirement of Led Zeppelin
November 29, 1999 - The RIAA announced that Led Zeppelin were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums, a Diamond album being awarded for accredited sales of more than 10 million units in the US.
November 01, 2007 - An announcement was made that Jimmy Page had fractured his finger on his left hand after a fall in his garden and the reunion show would be postponed to December 10, 2007.
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