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Old 09-27-2007, 08:37 AM
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does anyone else put the slave pedal to the left of the hi-hat instead of the right?

i decided i need the hi-hat closer for a more comfortable feel, and wondered if anyone else had ever setup like this.

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Old 09-27-2007, 09:15 AM
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billy ward does.

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Old 09-27-2007, 11:40 AM
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So does Chris Pennie (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan).
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:43 PM
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John Doylman (System of a down) used to but then he got a second bass drum.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:30 PM
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I do for the same reason and I find it much more comfortable. I don't think I'll ever go back. The only thing you need swivel legs or better yet a two-legged hihat stand, but mine has swivel legs.

Nice double pedal, BTW. Did you buy it new or used?
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:38 PM
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Nice double pedal, BTW. Did you buy it new or used?
i bought the pedal used, but it was only a month old, got it for $400US which i thought was pretty a decent price
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billy ward does.

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Beat me to it. He's the first person I thought of.

I don't play double bass any more, although I was thinking about it from an exercise point of view. Back when I did, and I put my pedal on the left hand side, and if I ever used one again, I'd do the same thing. The way I see it, most drummers use the hi-hat foot more, and for me I'd rather have that in the most natural spot rather than have it pushed over further just to make room for another pedal.

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Old 09-27-2007, 06:07 PM
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I know you said you didn;t like your Yammies, Rob, but MAN does that setup look nice.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:31 PM
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The way I see it, most drummers use the hi-hat foot more, and for me I'd rather have that in the most natural spot rather than have it pushed over further just to make room for another pedal.
It's funny you see it that way, I actually feel that kind of positioning as unnatural - the hi-hat is placed nearly if front of the snare as opposed to "next" to it. I also feel unbalanced with the slave pedal far off like that. But as someone I know likes to say "whatever rubs your Buddha!" : )
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:36 PM
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It's funny you see it that way, I actually feel that kind of positioning as unnatural - the hi-hat is placed nearly if front of the snare as opposed to "next" to it. I also feel unbalanced with the slave pedal far off like that. But as someone I know likes to say "whatever rubs your Buddha!" : )
Well in my old setup, yes the hi-hat was in front of the snare because it was on a remote. But with a regular hi-hat, it's still next to it and I think it makes sense. If you're going to move your foot over to reach a pedal anyway, why not have it be the pedal that you're not going to be using as much?
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Well in my old setup, yes the hi-hat was in front of the snare because it was on a remote. But with a regular hi-hat, it's still next to it and I think it makes sense. If you're going to move your foot over to reach a pedal anyway, why not have it be the pedal that you're not going to be using as much?
That makes sense, but most slave pedals dont go out far enough to enable the hihat to be in a "Natural" position.

So what you have to do is comprimiser based on your drumming needs.

If you were a metal player, the slave would be in the most easy to reach place.
If you dont use the slave so much, you move it closer in to enable you to have the hats closer.

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Old 09-28-2007, 09:52 PM
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Whatever works for you. There are no rules to playing drums.
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I've actually thought of trying this after seeing Billy Ward play with this set-up.

Nimby,
How do you like it since you've changed the set-up? How long were you playing with the pedals the other way?
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:04 PM
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That makes sense, but most slave pedals dont go out far enough to enable the hihat to be in a "Natural" position.
Bingo.

I play alot of double bass and I'm sure it would be uncomfortable in the beginning for me to have my slave outside that far. I'm sure in time... I would get used to it, just as I have become accustomed to my hi-hat pedal being so far outside due to the slave.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:19 PM
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It's funny you see it that way, I actually feel that kind of positioning as unnatural - the hi-hat is placed nearly if front of the snare as opposed to "next" to it. I also feel unbalanced with the slave pedal far off like that. But as someone I know likes to say "whatever rubs your Buddha!" : )
Interesting that you put it this way. Ever since I switched, I feel like I'm more comfortable with the hi-hat feeling like it's a little "beside" to the snare but also a little farther away from me, especially since I don't like crossing over my hands too far. Like you said, whatever rubs your Buddha.

So in response to your question, Mendozart, I find it easier to cross over. I switched about half a year ago and I don't plan on going back.
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I have been playing that for almost two years now and I love it. Never changing back. It feels a lot more natural to me.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:22 AM
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I do, also because I like having the hats in close to the snare. I like em close and low, I can never understand why some people leave so much space from snare to hi hats.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:07 AM
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Nimby,
How do you like it since you've changed the set-up? How long were you playing with the pedals the other way?
i love it, before i changed it i was always stretching out to reach my hats which was really uncomfortable and then when i changed it,
i could play everything much easier and made playing so much more smoother.

i was playing with my hats on the outside of the slave pedal for about a year when i got my first double kick, im so happy i changed it.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:00 AM
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I tried it. I loved where the hi-hats were, but after playing the other way for 4-5 years, I just couldn't get used to having the pedals swapped. I'm sure after a month of leaving it that way I'd be fine with it, but instead I just use remote hats. Pedals are set up "normal," but the hi-hats are moved over. :)

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Old 10-03-2007, 03:04 AM
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I have played on a few sets with the pedals setup like that. Im not a big fan. Not that it is bad, but I just dont find it as comfortable for me. Im just always use to bringing my foot in instead of out i guess.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:53 AM
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I tried it. I loved where the hi-hats were, but after playing the other way for 4-5 years, I just couldn't get used to having the pedals swapped. I'm sure after a month of leaving it that way I'd be fine with it, but instead I just use remote hats. Pedals are set up "normal," but the hi-hats are moved over. :)

I already posted on your thread but I forgot to mention how beautiful that looks. That is the best position for the hi-hat IMO.
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