Thread: Vinnie Colaiuta
View Single Post
  #220  
Old 11-10-2006, 02:24 AM
syoshii's Avatar
syoshii syoshii is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Japan
Posts: 76
Default Re: Vinnie Colauita

Sitting too low is not good for your knees and lower back. When you sit low and kick the bass drum or high-hat pedal, more reaction force comes over to your knees, your hip bones and your back, and it will hurt them.
If you sit higher, the reaction force will not come up to your knees and back that much.

And I guess it depends on how you play the pedal...I mean heel-up or heel-down. If you play mainly heel-up, higher seat will help you to kick the pedal more easily because you can use the weight of your legs. If you play heel-down, maybe lower seat is more comfortable in kicking the bass drum.
__________________
syoshii@Tokyo, Japan
Blog: http://syoshii.blog52.fc2.com/
Keep Alan Dawson's Legacy Alive!
Reply With Quote