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Old 05-26-2012, 02:08 AM
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.......random thought.....and I have no idea why I notice these things....but

I watch a lot of drummers play and I always for some reason check out where their throw off is.....most guys have it somewhere between 6 and 8 o'clock

I was watching a drummer last night who had it at 12 o'clock....never saw that before...


I personally leave mine right between 6 and 7 directly to the left of the bottom snare basket arm

....so purely out of curiosity ......where is your throw off?
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:11 AM
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Mine is at 9 o'clock and always has been. Drop my left hand and on/off
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:20 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

Usually keep it angled inwards towards the middle of the drum set. I used to have it more accessible, but I accidentally turned the dial a few times with my hand, so I moved it out of the way.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:22 AM
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Usually keep it angled inwards towards the middle of the drum set. I used to have it more accessible, but I accidentally turned the dial a few times with my hand, so I moved it out of the way.

hmmm... interesting.

this is exactly why I started this thread
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

I keep it at 7 or 8 O'clock usually. Basically where it's comfortable for my left hand to reach if I need to switch while playing.

12 o'clock is crazy unless you're sure you will never need to turn them off.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:39 AM
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6 o'clock. It works well enough there.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:43 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

I've never given it much thought. I always under the impression it should just be on the last side of (or right if you're left handed). It makes sense that way. To me anyway.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:11 AM
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In the general vicinity of my crotch.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:13 AM
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Roughly 8 to 8.30.

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Old 05-26-2012, 03:16 AM
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Larry has a case of crotch throw off. Eww.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:19 AM
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3:00

thanks for the thread. i was wondering. when my (real) drummer comes over, he turns the drum to 9:00. i have no plans of changing it, but wondered what the standard is. as usual, there is no standard.

good one, Gv.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:22 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

8 o'clock. I have easy access to it there. But I recently watched a video with a drummer who argued for the 12 - 6 o'clock position. His point was that it places your snare wires under every point through the center of the drum from far rim to near, so you get full snare sensitivity at every point along the way. Especially nice when you want to crescendo your buzz role from the rim to the center of the head, etc.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:38 AM
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You know, I'm starting to notice that an awful lot of threads end up somehow being related to Larry's crotch in one way or other.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:28 AM
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Hey, it's a fine crotch. Nothing bad or rotten about this crotch lol.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:40 AM
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Depending on its design and type of activation, anywhere between 6 and 8 o'clock.

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Old 05-26-2012, 05:51 AM
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Around 7 or 8 o'clock for me.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:53 AM
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My snares have dual throw offs so on my main snare they are at 9 and 3 and on my side snare 7 and 1.

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:39 AM
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My left side piccolo, 9:00. My main snare, about 4 to 5.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:47 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

About 9 o'clock. Perhaps a bit closer to 8.

I've tried it at 6, but it just seemed weird.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:07 AM
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9:00 ish






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Old 05-26-2012, 07:44 AM
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6:00. Always know where it is because it's right there in front of me.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:31 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

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Mine is at 9 o'clock and always has been. Drop my left hand and on/off
Me too; just like Jeff Hamilton (off at 0:07, then on at 2:02).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmKJH...eature=related

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p.s. I have my throw off at 9:00 like Jeff, rather than me playing drums like Jeff! I wish!
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

Mine at 9 o'clock, too, but I'm definitely gonna check out what 8Mile mentioned.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

I'm the exception. I always have it around 11 o'clock. I was pretty wild early on and never felt the need to revise it.

Come to think of it, 9 would be better.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

Well, mine is at roughly 1:30 - 2 o` clock.
It`s there because 3 and 9 bugs me when i`m playing the double bass pedal and 6 feels weird. It`s accesible and "hidden" at the same time. But it works for me!
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:11 AM
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About 10 o'clock on the left hand side.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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6 o'clock. Easy to reach, and never gets in the way of my knees.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:49 AM
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9:00 has proven over the years to work best for me. I've tied 3:00 and 6:00 before and am not comfortable with those locations.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:37 PM
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Throw-off at about 8 and the 3 Position Butt Plate at about 2.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

The last snare I bought was the Akira Jimbo Yamaha snare: I tend to always position my snares with the air vent at 12 o'clock which in this instance puts the throw lever at 2 o'clock.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:00 PM
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In the general vicinity of my crotch.
Is that a butt strap consideration Larry?

Me, 7 o'clock, so close to Larry's crotch crusher, but just enough space to avoid the "fumble" lol! Dressing to the left is most comfortable for me. I can't see my way to going for 8mile's straight ahead "Speedo" position ;)
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

awesome responses

I love hearing about everyones different placement ...and why

interesting to me
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:55 PM
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Right now it's at 10' o clock but it's usually to the sides.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:57 PM
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Mine is at 9 o'clock and always has been. Drop my left hand and on/off
me too....I know where it is every time, every snare.

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:27 PM
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In the general vicinity of my crotch.
That's your answer to everything.

I've never heard it recommended to keep it anywhere but @ about 6 o'clock, so you can confirm visually that you have them off or on-- ergonomics don't really matter here.
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About the 9:00 position ...........
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Since I'm left-handed, it's at my 3-4 o'clock position.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

About 8:30 for me. Always been there.

This is why the Traps snare freaks me out when I play it. The throw off has ("has" as in the best position for this wacky tupperware kit) to be at 6:00 because of the way the frame is molded.

I can't warm to it there.

8:30 / 9:00 is my placement. If just faster for me there. I do tons of throw off, throw in stuff as I do a lot of jungle drum stuff.

Great thread.

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Since I'm left-handed, it's at my 3-4 o'clock position.
That doesn't make sense to me... Since you're left-handed, shouldn't it be towards the left side of the snare? Or is it because you prefer using your backbeat hand to operate it?
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2100 or 9 o clock. Been that way for years.
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