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Old 12-13-2008, 12:49 PM
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Hey guys , im just wondering how you guys put your drum throne , like how far away from pedal and from floor etc? I do alot of double bassing and wondering if its best to sit close or quite far?
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:26 PM
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How long are your legs??


But seriously, I know nothing about double bass playing but I figure its just the same as every other type of drumming.

I play shows ranging from 1 hour to 3- You bet the first on my mind is comfort.

If you are sitting in on Peart's, Portnoy or Mayer's kit deal with the discomfort- If its your own then work out what is best for you.
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:28 AM
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Comfort is definitely number 1. I like mine a little higher so I can reach everything easier. I keep my snare and floor toms pretty high and my rack toms as low as possible too. If my stool is too low I get pain where my legs join my hips. Check out my tunes at www.reverbnation.com/dirtbeggers.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:34 AM
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It depends greatly on your playing style. I play lots of double bass, 80%+ heel down. i positon my throne so that my thighs run parallel to the floor and my heel is on the base foot plate in a comfortable, natural/ neutral position.Most of the time, i'm playing at a fairly brisk pace, 160-200 bpm sixteenth singles, but i lose control and fall off tempo if i go too slow, 120 bpm or slower so i switch to what derrick pope calls a "steve smith" stroke (catch him on youtube explainig heel-toe method), heel up then flat foot straight down from the hip, so i definitely don't want to sit too low to be able to do this. As far as angle, i would say my knee is at a slightly greater-than-right angle, but not too far out.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:25 AM
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I like to place my drum stool under my buttocks. That usually helps all of my playing.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:24 PM
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I like to keep my legs just a little higher than my knees. Since I use double bass a lot, it helps me. I play heel up on a lot of faster tunes, but I would like to work on keeping my heel down more...
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:52 PM
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I position it so that my calves aren't quite vertical, but leaning slightly away from the kick drum. Height-wise, I'm slightly above the point where my thighs would be parallell to the floor.
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