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Old 06-03-2010, 03:29 AM
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Default Left Side Ride

Hi. I'm interested to see if anybody incorporates a left handed (or right for the lefties) ride cymbal into their set up and if so how do you position it? I'm just curious because I'm spending a lot of practice time lately on coordination exercises and playing ride patterns with the left hand which made me wonder about the potential for and logistics of having a ride cymbal on my weaker side.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:14 AM
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i play a ride on my left and my right. The ride on the left is mounted on a straight stand to the right of my hi hats and to the left of my 12" tom (5 piece kit). I like to have a ride here so I can incorporate it easily with the hi hats and and have a contrasting ride to the one on the right of my kit.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:10 AM
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I think it depends on the stick angle of your left hand. You need to position it so you are getting a even strike with the stick. Towards that end, it will depend mostly on you. I don't believe there is a right way to position the left-side ride beyond what is accessible and supports the technique you are using.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:35 AM
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I use left and right hand rides on three of my kits and basically been using this same configuration for years. It doesn't matter if I play tradition or matched grips, they're very easy to reach no matter if I play a five pieces or as many as seven pieces. Here's how I set them up using three rack toms and two floors.







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Old 06-03-2010, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: Left Side Ride

this seems like an interesting idea, i bet with fills and solos you could get a ton of creative ideas going with an additional ride on the left.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:57 PM
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Hahaha...Dennis has money! Great looking kits with matching Zildjian and Sabian setups. Great looking gear sir!
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:34 AM
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Jason Bittner does this, but he has his placed up on the high left of his set, so high that i can't imagine playing that with my left hand like he does.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:56 AM
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Default Re: Left Side Ride

It's no big woop- you just put the ride cymbal where your primary crash would normally be. I don't play it left-handed, but it's in good position if you wanted to do that. Here, while we're posting pictures:
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:13 AM
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Heres mine, I wouldn't leave home without it by my side.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: Left Side Ride

A novel idea- I just might try this if I ever get a second ride.

I like messing with formulae, so imagine having your left-side ride lower than or about level with your hi-hat, perfectly horizontal. I'd like to see how that works out, cross-sticking with a ride!
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