badgeholder Posted July 26, 2014 Share Posted July 26, 2014 He's so famous for the big 26" bass drum, I sometimes forget that it wasn't always the case. It was while using a standard 22" kick that he got his reputation as being "too bloody loud" for many earlier bands. It was the 22" that rocked the world on Led Zeppelin I. He just always had a knack for drum tuning. Listening to this Whiskey a Go Go bootleg, the bass drum sounds great. And no mics on the drums, either! One story goes that even baby Jason's mini drumset sounded just as awesome, and I have no doubt it's true. Bonzo could sound like Bonzo on anything. Much has been said about Jimmy's guitars, but I just wanted to highlight this brief period before the big 26", to appreciate the man even more. Size doesn't matter, right? It's what you do with it that counts (the youtube link under the photo is ICQYB from the Whiskey) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCEsrp2cGxs Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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