Placing Rides on 45 Degree Angles

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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:26 pm

As I was looking for The Spirit of Radio drum covers, I ran into a guy named Neal Braatz.

He did this cool thing where he put his ride on a 45 degree angle. I tried doing it, and it didn't quite work out. I couldn't hit the ride where I wanted, and it didn't work out well at all.

Do any of you do this with your ride? And if possible, why?
(I know some things work for others, but I'm just curious)
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:33 pm

It just comes downs to personal preference. Danny Carey digs it..

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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:57 pm

Brann Dailor of Mastodon likes it

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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:08 pm

I've tried it and I find it uncomfortable. It makes it harder to hit the bell with the sticks shoulder.
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Post Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:38 am

It really does come down to personal preference, I guess.
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Post Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:44 am

I did it once to my ride and I think it's just fine!!! It's kinda hard hitting the bell though... Akira Jimbo likes it too!!!
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Post Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:10 am

Al Foster does some amazing stuff. Check out his cymbals AND his rack tom:

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Post Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:28 pm

Nicko mcbrain does it, he does some pretty cool stuff with the bell.

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Post Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:18 pm

It really just comes down to playing style and preference. Some people feel it gets a more direct, faster response.
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Post Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:32 pm

i find that an uncomfortable angle.
im into the "flat" position.
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Post Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:10 am

Sometimes you need to put it that way to make room for those full kits so it's out of the way of your toms etc. I prefer to make room for the ride, being it's often used and want it easily/comfortably accessable.
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Post Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:24 am

i have mine on a fair bit of an angle now but not that much!
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Post Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:46 pm

it seems kinda awkward.
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Post Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:47 pm

It seems kinda awkward.
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Post Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:35 pm

I keep my ride relatively flat, with it angled toward me slightly.

Those extreme angles just don't do it for me.
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