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Old 08-11-2009, 06:50 PM
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I just joined this awesome forum! I thought I would be able to pick up tips and further my drumming from everyone here. I have been playing for a while and could always learn more! I joined to meet other drummers from around the world and locally. One of the other reasons I joined is to pick your brains about making my set a little more comfortable, I'm going through a phase where I want to reconfigure my entire kit and set it up different ways to see if I'm happier and more comfortable. I feel a little cramped right now and have been moving things around to get a less cramped feeling. Any help would be cool!
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:14 PM
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Welcome to the forum Scooter26. A larger room for your kit would help if you have that luxury.
A rack system would give you more leg room.
What kit do you play and what sort of music is your interest?
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:08 PM
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Tainojim, thanks for the reply! I have a 6 piece Mapex M-Birch with a rack. I do have a ton of room and have done some moving around with the kit. I ended taking the whole entire kit apart and the rack and started over again. I raised my mounted toms by about 2 to 3 inches and raised everything else up too. It was just kinda okay before but everything seemed to cramped for lack of a better word. I was noticing that when I did any faster rolls I was playing up at the top of the heads and had also noticed that no matter how hard I tried I couldnt get my hands down enough. I had band practice last night and noticed a huge difference after making the changes I made the day before. It felt more natural and more comfortable and things flowed much better. What a difference a few inches can make in how one feels behind thier kits! I play in a hard rock almost metal band and try to infuse some progressive kinda stuff in there to keep it interesting. When I play for myself I like to expierment with different things that dont make to the bands music but it helps out though!
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Sounds like you started using a rack system not long ago. It does take some time to get use to.
I use two Gibraltar curved type racks with extensions. The no leg snare basket stand is helpful and so does the hi-hat stand supported by the rack. Leaving more foot work comfortable. It does take time to adjust. Tilting the toms may help in reach if you raised them. By raising the drum throne without giving up any comfort also helps. Also longer sticks may help.
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