Originally Posted by rmandelbaum
I would be willing to bet a lot of us that set up this way were or are double bass drum players. I also notice the tendency to point the bass drum out to the side like a double bass drummer and not straight like a traditional single bass drum player.
I was looking at Phil Rudds set up again.
He uses a very forward hi hat position. This it the best advantage to the bass drum over to the right. It allows right hand playing on the hats without crossing the hands or arms.
Check out Phils set up and physical approach.
I find that unless I have three toms up front, then I need to go for the forward hi hat position as it offers to me a better ergonomics and ability to hold a AC/DC type pocket.
Take a good look at his hi-hat placement. Clearly this would accomadate two up front.
I noticed this on the SARS video. His hands never cross.
This makes a better pocket IMHO.
For me it does.
I love it.
Open hands, open mind.