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Old 11-18-2014, 11:10 PM
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Default Josh Freese Drum Setup?

I'm really big on Josh Freese, I love a lot of the music he's played on and I think he's a super cool guy especially with his marketing music technique.

I saw a pic on the internet of him playing live with The Vandals (see below) and was really confused at his drum setup. It seems he's using a lefty double pedal with the bass drum in place of where the slave pedal would be on a righty setup.

Anyone have any ideas as to why this could be useful or perhaps why the man himself does this?

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Old 11-19-2014, 03:00 AM
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Default Re: Josh Freese Drum Setup?

its usually just so you can position your toms exactly where you'd like them with larger bass drums. abe laboriel jr. does the same thing last i saw
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:24 AM
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Default Re: Josh Freese Drum Setup?

He looks like a dirty politician in that picture. I realize that dirty-politician is redundant, but I'm painting a picture here.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Josh Freese Drum Setup?

Yup. Tom placement.

Here's Abe's setup. http://www.mikedolbear.com/story.asp?storyID=2658
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: Josh Freese Drum Setup?

Unless I'm mistaken, this is from a few years back, and his setup then had nothing to do with tom placement. He had broken his right foot (or leg) for a tour, so he had to play with his kick mainly with his left. You can see he also has two hihats set up (one open, one closed), since his left foot isn't available to operate the pedal.

edit: I might be wrong about that, if the date in the picture URL is accurate. I believe the incident I'm referring to was about ten years ago, not in 2011. Maybe he busted his foot again?

edit #2: Found a Twitter post from Josh from what I assume to be this particular show. Seems to have been a one-off thing. No explanation as to why he did it though: http://twitter.com/joshfreese/status/145924695164850176

edit #3: Yup, he had indeed busted his right leg again. Dude's gotta be more careful: http://www.ocregister.com/soundcheck...oundcheck.html
"Drummer Josh Freese also gets points for drumming with a broken foot; instead he used his left foot on the bass drum to propel the group through its rapid-fire songs."

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Old 11-19-2014, 05:26 PM
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here is what Josh played in the studio for Danny Elfman yesterday. basic 5 piece w/ nice DW gear: http://instagram.com/p/vj3T0TqE0g/?modal=true
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