John Bonham received the Ludwig Thermo Gloss Natural Maple drumkit after getting his official endorsement from Ludwig. Carmine Appice, drummer for Vanilla Fudge, personally rang up the Ludwig factory after John Bonham had expressed an interest in getting a drumkit duplicate to what Appice was playing at the beginning of Led Zeppelin's first US Tour in December 1968. This was the drumkit used to to record Led Zeppelin II and was used until the end of the Spring 1970 US Tour.more
Arejay Hale's equipment configuration is listed as: 24x18 bass drum 14x14 floor tom (used as a rack tom) 16x16 floor tom 18x16 floor tom 14x6.5 Sensitone Elite snare drum (steel) 12x5 Firecracker snare drum via [Pearl Drums](http://pearldrum.com/artists/drumset-artists/arejay-hale#configuration)more
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