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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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October 23, 1970 - Led Zeppelin III is released in the US
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October xx, 1971 - Page and Plant venture around Thailand and India after the Japan tour
October 18, 1972 - Zeppelin rehearse at the Rainbow Theater for a UK tour
October xx, 1973 - Each member performs an individual film sequence for their concept film
October 31, 1974 - Swan Song hosts a party for the launch of its UK division
October xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin decide not to tour and concentrate on recording new material
October 20, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same premieres at New York’s Cinema One
October xx, 1977 - Jimmy starts assembling a Led Zeppelin live album from recordings as far back as 1969
October xx, 1978 - Jones and Bonham record with Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios
October xx, 1978 - Rehearsals for In Through The Out Door in London
October xx, 1979 - All nine Led Zeppelin albums enter the Billboards Top 200 -- no other band has ever achieved this
October 10, 1980 - A private funeral is held for John Bonham at Rushock church in Worcestershire
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