Originally Posted by Mad About Drums
Fair do Larry, it was exactly that: ...only suggestions :)
However, you do realise the batter hoop is raised from the ground because of the pedal attachment going underneath it, just ensure the front end of the shell is raised of the same amount, you can check it with a spirit level :)
Yea, I do raise the front hoop up about 3/8ths of an inch, or just under 1 cm so it sits even. I want my hammer to strike on a 90 degree angle too. I never really addressed this issue before, but I am now. Trying to be as efficient as possible. I am working harder than I have to sometimes. I have been noticing the fatigue when I play a driving heel down shuffle pattern on the bass pedal. I mean it's always been there, but I am trying to re think things a bit. I never really experimented much. I only noticed that my beater goes past 12:00 just last week. I understand that the DW beater is heavy by comparison to others. So I want a lighter beater that doesn't go past noon. Anything to make my job easier, without sacrificing anything, is all good to me.