your throw off ....where is it?

Otto

Platinum Member
usually to the left...7:30ish...as my left hand is usually less active and working it when needed.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
That doesn't make sense to me... Since you're left-handed, shouldn't it be towards the left side of the snare? Or is it because you prefer using your backbeat hand to operate it?
This. back beat hand to play with it. Also I have 2 snares that have throw off on one side but adjust screw on butt side. so throw at 9 and screw at 3, and easy access to each.
 

Masheanhed

Senior Member
On the side of the shell, above the lower hoop and below the top hoop. (BA-DUMP!)

9 o'clock Central Standard Time
 

topgun2021

Gold Member
Yes, I realise that. But having his throwoff at 4 o'clock means it will be on the right side of the snare, which is what I didn't quite understand the logic behind.
He plays lefty, so his thought process is the same as right handed players who put it at the 9 o'clock to 8 o'clock position.
 

Naigewron

Platinum Member
Bo Eder wasn't told the proper way to set up a drum set ;).

He sets up his set lefty (left foot on bass, right foot hi hat, left hand on hi hat/ride).
Yes, I realise that. But having his throwoff at 4 o'clock means it will be on the right side of the snare, which is what I didn't quite understand the logic behind.
 

topgun2021

Gold Member
That doesn't make sense to me... Since you're left-handed, shouldn't it be towards the left side of the snare? Or is it because you prefer using your backbeat hand to operate it?
Bo Eder wasn't told the proper way to set up a drum set ;).

He sets up his set lefty (left foot on bass, right foot hi hat, left hand on hi hat/ride).
 

Naigewron

Platinum Member
Since I'm left-handed, it's at my 3-4 o'clock position.
That doesn't make sense to me... Since you're left-handed, shouldn't it be towards the left side of the snare? Or is it because you prefer using your backbeat hand to operate it?
 

mo2vation

Senior Member
About 8:30 for me. Always been there.

This is why the Traps snare freaks me out when I play it. The throw off has ("has" as in the best position for this wacky tupperware kit) to be at 6:00 because of the way the frame is molded.

I can't warm to it there.

8:30 / 9:00 is my placement. If just faster for me there. I do tons of throw off, throw in stuff as I do a lot of jungle drum stuff.

Great thread.

-K
 

toddbishop

Platinum Member
In the general vicinity of my crotch.
That's your answer to everything.

I've never heard it recommended to keep it anywhere but @ about 6 o'clock, so you can confirm visually that you have them off or on-- ergonomics don't really matter here.
 
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Anthony Amodeo

Guest
awesome responses

I love hearing about everyones different placement ...and why

interesting to me
 

keep it simple

Platinum Member
In the general vicinity of my crotch.
Is that a butt strap consideration Larry?

Me, 7 o'clock, so close to Larry's crotch crusher, but just enough space to avoid the "fumble" lol! Dressing to the left is most comfortable for me. I can't see my way to going for 8mile's straight ahead "Speedo" position ;)
 

Bad Tempered Clavier

Silver Member
The last snare I bought was the Akira Jimbo Yamaha snare: I tend to always position my snares with the air vent at 12 o'clock which in this instance puts the throw lever at 2 o'clock.
 

dmacc

Platinum Member
9:00 has proven over the years to work best for me. I've tied 3:00 and 6:00 before and am not comfortable with those locations.
 
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