Mr. Jarzombek! You're one of the most influential drummers around. I'm still in awe of all of the work you did with spastic ink. One day I hope to be able to play the way you do!
Since you mentioned how Bobby's kit influenced yours, maybe it's time for me to admit the same thingI got the cymbals ! The booms are tanks. Not like Sonor's but these Ludwig Atlas Pro stands are built & designed very well.
I'm having a blast now and find your setup very beneficial on timing and articulating accents.
You once explained doing a 4 beat roll on a same single crash looses definition. Then demo'd the difference. It was listening to four separate beats opposed to the same four beats on one cymbal that at times gets washed out.
I'll be practicing economy of movement now with two new targets having one on the left and another on the right for some new combinations. Also incorporating into practice; coordinating and striking the cymbals coming back up while going down on the kick.
Oh. and I see what you mean by having two different independent heights for hitting accuracy.
I think I'm getting used to this new setup and am very pleased with the outcome.
...There's a lot of practicing to do !
Since you mentioned how Bobby's kit influenced yours, maybe it's time for me to admit the same thing
My cymbal setup (position wise) is very much alike Bobby's. Two crashes upfront, below them two splashes, then two chinas and after them two crashes. Main hihat on the left and aux hihat above it. The only difference is that I have a third splash between the front two crashes and I have two rides on both sides of the kit.
The cymbal setup has always been symmetrical regardless but... Thank you Bobby for the idea of positioning main and aux Hi-hats (This hi-hat setup he used for Spastic Ink and during the early Halford era)
I am righthanded and I decided the best way to make my left hand get in shape was to put the hihat lower and put the ride cymbal on the left side of the kit. The rest of the cymbals I didn't move. And I was pleased with that setup. But after some time my OCD came into picture... AGAIN So I scored a nice deal and got another ride. I like the opportunity to have more sounds and to load my hands more or less even.Cool setup DD. Do you use the two Rides to incorporate the open hand that Bobby once elaborated on (when he picked it up from Simon) ?
My skills are no match and have no chance to yours lol, but I will inventively be setting up another Ride for this very beneficial technique. Bobby mentioned that it was a long endeavor transitioning. I wanted to start early; working the left hand on the hihat trying independently to move around using the right. At times learning, it feels like a three legged race, or walking with your shoe laces tied. Even worse; it looks like someone throwing a ball opposite their strong arm. Not pretty form. heh heh