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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.
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