John Bonham Drums


ching ring tamborine
Bonham often mounted a cowbell on the bass drum hoop and fixed a 'ching ring' (headless tambourine - see image above) on top of the hi-hat.
Before regularly using timpanis for live shows, Bonham would play on timables or Natal congas live.


Many more details can be found in Welch & Nicholls' amazing book - 'John Bonham A Thunder Of Drums' Which you really ought to own!

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