Floor Toms + Placement

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Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:30 pm

I just started playing with a 10' 12' rack and 14' and 16' floor tom setup. At first it seemed a little weird but after a couple of sets I raised my seat. Can't really describe the difference it made but it made it feel much more natural to me. Maybe give it try?
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Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:52 pm

Dude, I'd be interested to see where you are twisting your body from. I have been taught all along when playing timpani that twisting from the shoulders is bad, and most movement should come from the waist area. I find it gives a lot more flexibility when reaching around for things like that. And i presume the same sort of concept would apply when playing kit.
See what you think.
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:29 am

I have 14 - 16 floor toms on my right and I always was reaching back to the 16, just recently I have found myself sitting further back in my kit and that has helped to reach back to that floor tom.