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Old 05-26-2012, 11:23 PM
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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?
Bo Eder wasn't told the proper way to set up a drum set ;).

He sets up his set lefty (left foot on bass, right foot hi hat, left hand on hi hat/ride).
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:31 PM
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Bo Eder wasn't told the proper way to set up a drum set ;).

He sets up his set lefty (left foot on bass, right foot hi hat, left hand on hi hat/ride).
Yes, I realise that. But having his throwoff at 4 o'clock means it will be on the right side of the snare, which is what I didn't quite understand the logic behind.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:36 PM
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Yes, I realise that. But having his throwoff at 4 o'clock means it will be on the right side of the snare, which is what I didn't quite understand the logic behind.
He plays lefty, so his thought process is the same as right handed players who put it at the 9 o'clock to 8 o'clock position.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:39 PM
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On the side of the shell, above the lower hoop and below the top hoop. (BA-DUMP!)

9 o'clock Central Standard Time
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:45 AM
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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?
This. back beat hand to play with it. Also I have 2 snares that have throw off on one side but adjust screw on butt side. so throw at 9 and screw at 3, and easy access to each.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:01 AM
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Crotch, so both hands can easily work it.


And I put my throw off in the 6 o'clock position.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:18 AM
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usually to the left...7:30ish...as my left hand is usually less active and working it when needed.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:14 AM
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I have my throwoff between 3 and 5:30. The reason for that is that I don't feel comfortable operating it with my left hand.
What makes no sense is that although I drum right handed, I'm actually left handed.
So im using my right hand to operate the throwoff, even though im left handed, drumming right handed, and it would almost always make more sense to use the hand closest to the snare (my left hand.)

I've actually been thinking about training myself to use my left hand to do it, and sit the throwoff at 6:00.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:35 PM
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I just realized that my throw off tends to be rather in an 8 o'clock position instead of 9.
That would be because it's nearer for my hand to reach, I think.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:15 PM
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I normally use a 14" snare & I don't like the throw next to my leg. I have a PDP Rat Rod that the throw moves away from the shell rather that with it. You don't want that snare at 6:00. lol! I'm usually about 7:30 or 8:00 depending on how it fits in the basket.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:33 PM
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Mine's always been at 9 o'clock. I don't really even know why, it has just always felt wrong in every other position.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:57 PM
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Around 9 or 10 o'clock here.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:55 AM
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Mine is on the snare drum. Right down there on the side.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:12 PM
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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.
That. Somebody like Steve Smith utilizes different tones playing over or away from the wires, but I'm not that deep into it!
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:40 PM
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9 o'clock, was 3 for long time just out of habit. With my Tama snare I can slip on the wires with my knee.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:38 PM
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11 o'clock. Guess I am weird.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:58 PM
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Mines at 2 o'clock

Somewhat impractical but it's a habbit I don't tend to think of as I don't have too many quick changes to worry about. Just the snare tensioned differently during songs here and there.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:50 AM
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At 3 o'clock. I guess its kindof a strange place to have it seeing I'm a righty, but I've kept it there out of habbit.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

I keep mine to my left by the high hat just angled inwards towards my leg just enough to be out of the way of my knees. That way I can keep time with right hand on the hats and snare to flick it off with my left if need to.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:18 AM
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My main focus on drums was always symphonic, not set drums. So, I keep the throw off at 6:00 so that I can play from rim to middle and always be over the snare wires.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:39 AM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

Somewhere like 8:00. Easily in reach, but that way the drum sits correctly. Meaning the Remo logo on my batter head is right around 11:00, which is always directly above the drum badge, facing out away from me towards the audience. As it should be.

I'm a little obsessive compulsive.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:51 AM
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I've now shifted to 6 o'clock. It will take a bit of getting used to because my first reaction is still to reach for 11 o'clock.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:32 AM
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that way the drum sits correctly. Meaning the Remo logo on my batter head is right around 11:00, which is always directly above the drum badge,
Were your batter head logo sits is completely up to you, LOL :).
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

I used to have a DW snare and at church it's a Tama Artstar snare. They both have the same-style throw and I keep it at around 3:30, 4:00 so I can just lift my right knee and turn the snares on. I have my Pork Pie snare positioned the same way out of habit, but I guess I should turn it so I can reach it with my left hand.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:54 PM
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My "snare" doesn't have a throw off at all, haha. Because it's a marching tom retrofitted to a snare, with a throw off missing. Will get a real snare (and a lot more) sometime.
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9-10:00. So my left knee/leg can't hit it, but so its not near rack tom either.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:44 PM
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Somewhere around 6 and 8
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Mine's at 3 o'clock.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:28 PM
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6:00, it's out of the way of my knees, and I've always had it there.
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About 9:00, easy to get to, out of the way
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9:00. And for the same reason I spend an extra minute or two making sure the logo on the head will be at 12 once the drum is set up. It will bug me if it isn't.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:37 AM
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7:30 on my kit snares, 6pm on concert snares
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Default Re: your throw off ....where is it?

Kept mine at 6:00 for decades, about 10 years ago started placing the throw off somewhere between 8 and 9. Just made it easier to access the throw off and I've stuck with it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:34 AM
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I try to keep any throw-offs accessible to my left hand, so 9 o'clock on my main snare and 3 o'clock on my side snare... if I had one :)
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Daylight Savings Time starts March 10th, so remember to set your throw forward an hour!
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7 or 8...I seem to always fiddle with it on the gig to fine tune the snares for brushes depending on the room and the band's playing level.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:07 AM
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Daylight Savings Time starts March 10th, so remember to set your throw forward an hour!
haha, I'm not sure if mine does that automatically. Let me check with the other snares in the house. ah! this one's out of batteries!
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:17 AM
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Between 10 and 15 past 8 o'clock. That way the audience can see the badge..tthhhhwww
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:32 AM
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Mine has always been positioned between my knees, like Larry. Always, ever since I started. There's no reason for it. It's just always been that way.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:47 AM
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Snare throw-off @ 9 0'clock and Remo logo @ 12 0'clock. A little OCD, yeah, but I like all of my Paiste 2002 logos @ 12 o'clock, too. :-)
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