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Old 03-08-2017, 04:09 AM
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So today I was experimenting with holding the traditional grip left hand stick backwards so I was hitting with the butt end and I found it was insanely comfortable. I felt like I had more power and more control. The only drawback was I had a slightly smaller reach due to the fact that I had to hold the stick a smidge higher up. I know a lot of matched grip players do this but the only trad guy I know who did it was Levon Helm. Any other trad grip players do this?
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:55 AM
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Well, it's just a different sound.

Using the butt end though, is one of those few occasions I usually play matched because it will probaly be a ballad and I'll go back and forth with sidesticking. Never rimshot that way, so in that case, I'd switch it back to the regular way.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:03 PM
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So today I was experimenting with holding the traditional grip left hand stick backwards so I was hitting with the butt end and I found it was insanely comfortable. I felt like I had more power and more control. The only drawback was I had a slightly smaller reach due to the fact that I had to hold the stick a smidge higher up. I know a lot of matched grip players do this but the only trad guy I know who did it was Levon Helm. Any other trad grip players do this?
Yep, been doing it for years. It's a stronger backbeat. I even do rolls this way, I've gotten used to it.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:24 PM
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I've seen Steve Gadd do it. https://youtu.be/D8B9h5ms2Ls?t=7m18s
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:03 PM
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Hal Blaine, Steve Ferrone.
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:05 PM
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hi all ! im new here.so here goes.
in regards to stick flip:

well, Buddy did it -alot.

the snare is a collections of available sounds: 8 lug 10 lug 12 lug even 6 lug with their different meridians can offer up any number of nuanced tones.
manipulation of the beater is just another way to vary the options.

it feels good cause of the pendulum effect to flip the stick. flipping also breaks monotony in drummers head, makes him refocus, averts boredom..


it sometimes disguises a weak hand/wrist and can weaken a wrist unaccustomed to the weight.

thus it can vary your time just a bit.
as hand /wrist tire, the backbeat drags, most modern bands que off the backbeat, so, trainwreck ahead.
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:12 AM
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I don't exactly do this, but I often back stick with my left hand when playing an accent on the hi hat. Anyone else do this?
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:36 PM
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I generally play matched grip, but I always play the left stick backwards. Increasingly I'll play both sticks backwards, and not just for volume. It gets a fatter sound on the drums and hihat, and my touch is good enough to be able to play the ride cymbal and not have it sound obnoxious.
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