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Old 12-31-2008, 05:42 PM
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Hey all!
Been watching some youtube drummers , and when they are using their double basses , they have their hats so they are not open , but the are 'floppy' if you know what i mean :P.
Like when you hit them , they sound rocky without being open :)
How do they do this?
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:40 PM
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Most use a drop clutch



If you are looking for that half open sound there is this option




As well as a remote hat



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Old 12-31-2008, 06:49 PM
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Also, you can loosen your standard clutch allow the hats to come together and tighten the clutch back up. The drop clutch is the most efficient way for quick switches in the middle of a song.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:02 PM
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Hey all!
Been watching some youtube drummers , and when they are using their double basses , they have their hats so they are not open , but the are 'floppy' if you know what i mean :P.
Like when you hit them , they sound rocky without being open :)
How do they do this?
Cheers!
I think you mean half-open or loose. Just close the hi-hat a bit, hit it and then close it a bit further and hit it again. Do this until you've found the right sound. Hope that helped! :)
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:30 PM
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Do most of u guys hit the drop clutch with your stick. I saw Jason Bittner and he was using his Hand to drop it down which i thought was interesting.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:32 PM
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Do most of u guys hit the drop clutch with your stick. I saw Jason Bittner and he was using his Hand to drop it down which i thought was interesting.
I don't have one but I've only seen people use thier hands to activate it.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:36 PM
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I don't have one but I've only seen people use thier hands to activate it.
Hmm ok. My dad has one and he hits it with the stick.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:23 PM
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Hmm ok. My dad has one and he hits it with the stick.
I don't doubt you. I was thinking about getting one.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:45 PM
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Hmm ok. My dad has one and he hits it with the stick.
I've seen people hit it with a stick in thier hands. I suppose it is just if you have time to take extra care activating it or not. if you have time you might as well make sure you do it right but if you don't you will be forced to do it with your stick.
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Just loosen the peg thing. It should work with your foot on or off the pedal, unless i misunderstood you.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:16 PM
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Ok, to get a nice sorta sizzly sorta sound from you're hihat, just put ur hihats loose and together on the rod, put your foot on the hihat pedal just a very very slight bit(so the rod goes down like 1 - 1/2 millimeter) and tighten the top hat with you're foot slightly on the pedal. Repeat this over and over again untill you get exactly the right sound you want. message me if you want me to explain it you or make you a video on it or something. Good luck to all :)
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