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Old 08-04-2005, 01:47 PM
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Cymbal Heights


Just curious to see where everyone puts their cymbal heights as. It's all personal preference of course but I like to put my cymbals about a foot above where my high tom is. Some people have them so high and I wonder how they can do that and not decrease speed.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:04 PM
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Yeah mine are pretty much the same as yours. I have 2 crashes on the left and right of my high and middle toms and theyre about a foot above them. The ride I have is pretty low and the hihats are about 8 inches above my snare.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:06 PM
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they probaly have it high because they're newbies and they wanna be likes lars and do some of his crazy ****
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:08 PM
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I dont seem to have a prob with my seet up or speed and to me everything is close but I am kinda a big guy and when other people play my kit they tell me they dont know haw I reach everything because it is so farr away, but for me I like to keep them up hi enough that I dont have to worry about them hitting the toms or other cymbals and at a slight angle so that the sound is pushed out towared everyone else.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:14 PM
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that's true
I forgot that that cymbal height is relative to the drummer who is playing them
but then lars wasn't all that big, how did he get away with his high cymbals
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:15 PM
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I'm sure part of the reason why some of the rock drummers and such have their cymbals up so high is because it's better for projection of the sound
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:22 PM
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I just know that for years I kept working with diffrent hights untill I found one that was sutibal for me and my reach and was also not eating sticks up but I was hitting them wrong but I was young and stupid then and didnt know any better.

but I think it should be a formula somthing like lenght off stick to length of arm hight of thron and type of music being played or something like that Im not real good with that formula thing.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:38 PM
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that seems like a logical formula
how do you factor in type of music played? higher or lower for what types?
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:16 PM
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i think its higher for louder music liker rock and metal, lower for quieter jazz pop music
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:43 PM
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Guys

cymbal set ups is just personal preference. personally i like to have my cymbals set ergonomically and at an easy to reach height. but i dont think that is you want it to be louder your going to set up your cymbals higher its just stupid. because what if you wanted your drums to be louder you wont set them up higher right. you just do what you play LOUDER you increase you stick height and you increase the volume of the drum right. so Basically if you want your cymbals to be loud use bigger Stick height and hit your cymbals a little bit louder. and a lot of these drummers like Lars and the Drummer from judas preist and eric singer all have there cymbals that high for aesthetic reasons or in other words they just have just for show
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