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Old 02-04-2014, 08:54 PM
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Default finding the sweet spot on the shell?

How does one find the sweet spot on the shell? Reason I'm asking is that I want to use an external trigger and mount it on the shell instead of on the head.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:41 AM
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Default Re: finding the sweet spot on the shell?

Experimentation my friend. Experimentation.
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Default Re: finding the sweet spot on the shell?

To find the sweet spot you gently tap it with your foot.

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Old 02-06-2014, 05:25 PM
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Here is how I would do it.

Set up the drums as they will normally be played. Take a hard rubber mallet like one used on a xylophone and tap the shell in every spot on the shell until you hear the loudest and clearest tone.

That should be the sweet spot.

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Old 02-06-2014, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: finding the sweet spot on the shell?

I could be wrong, but it seems to me that in order to fire a trigger from the shell, you'd have to set the sensitivity so hot that you'll be picking up false hits from all over the place. Yes? No?
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:52 PM
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I could be wrong, but it seems to me that in order to fire a trigger from the shell, you'd have to set the sensitivity so hot that you'll be picking up false hits from all over the place. Yes? No?
Kindof what I was thinking. I talked to PinTech, and they say Terry Bozzio does this exact thing.

HolywoodJim, interesting also.
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