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Jason's double bass pedal

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I've heard it a million times... I love Bill Ward but I would never put him in John Bonham's league.

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What are your thoughts on Ginger Baker? He's definitely in Bonham's league, I'd say.

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What are your thoughts on Ginger Baker? He's definitely in Bonham's league, I'd say.

Great Drummer.. more jazzy than John Bonham. looser feel. tinny drum sound..

I don't like him near as much as Bonham. But, he was someone John admired a great deal and he was influenced by Baker so yeah I'd put him up there...

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Ginger Baker is a great drummer, but he is not in the same league as Bonham.

The crossovers/bass drum work/speed/feel/power - John Bonham had it all. There are other superb rock drummers, but none compare.

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I'm willing to bet Jason is more than capable of play the doubles JHB used to do between toms and bass drum with just one foot, hell even I can. However, I doubt he's capable of doing it with the same volume on each hit that JHB used to do, I'm willing to bet that it's more of a comfort thing than anything. The only thing I don't like about it is that with double bass you have less control of the high-hat and JHB always used to do eight notes keeping time on the high-hat and in Good-time Bad-times it was especially prominent, listening to Jason does make me miss that sound. Its part of what set John apart from the rest of the pack. I have to say though that the way Jason plays with such huge strokes and such a huge sound is very reminiscent of Bonzo. Jason also plays with much better posture than John which will probably make some of you on here wanna hunt me down, but its true, john usually looked like he was about to break his spine in two...

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I'd say technique wise Ian Paice would school John Bonham, a lot of drummers would actually. What made john special was just the way he played so powerfully even listening to him play a simple straight eights on high-hat with kick on 1 and 3 and snare on 2 and 4 makes me wanna cry tears of joy. No drummer has ever matched that sort of effect. John had great limb independence and a great right foot and he knew how to make a good sound.

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I don't care if Jason used a double pedal. He is Bonzo's son and that is good enough for me!!!

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Not a joke at all. He used it a lot during Black Dog. Just remember though, it's JASON Bonham, not JOHN Bonham, there is a big, big difference.

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Not a joke at all. He used it a lot during Black Dog. Just remember though, it's JASON Bonham, not JOHN Bonham, there is a big, big difference.

What are the differences you hear? I hear a lot of his father in him but do hear his twist on the style. What specific differences do you hear? Oh and just to be clear im being sincere not patronizing

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bonzo didnt use a double pedal because they were not invented back then ,he did have two bass drums for two gigs,then john paul jones hid one of them because he said it made bonzos playing unconprehensible !! as only jpj could say.

Hopefully someone out there has heard the same tthing I heard. I am a guitarist not a drummer, but I have never heard anything like this before. It is on the LZ DVD, disc #2, select interviews and promos, then select promos. The'fillersong' here is The Song Remains the Same. Bonzo is incredible on this! I have never heard him play this fast before! No overdubbing has been done on this version. 

Two questions for you drummers, could this be double bass drums? The footage is to grainy to tell? 

Second question, when and where was this concert and is there a soundboard recording of it?

Thanks, I have always been intrigued by just this very small snippit of perfection, it's a shame it wasn't of better quality so as to be used in the DVD in its entirety.?

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