What grip do you play with?

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What grip do you play with?

Matched
21
38%
Traditional
6
11%
Both
29
52%
 
Total votes: 56
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:48 pm

I went to traditional because I thought it was kool about 20 years ago and haven't really used matched anymore. The main reason was I could do trips easier with my left.
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Post Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:02 am

I personally love traditional grip. Although I have played matched almost my entire life I find that it completely changes your perspective on the kit when you change grips. :)
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:44 pm

i just like them that way i play metal with them and they always feel good to me i used some of those griped sticks from Zildjian but they broke way to easy
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:59 pm

I play matched because i find it harder to do doubles with traditional. Also i feel like you have more control when spanning the kit.
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:06 pm

Well, I use matched generally when playing rock or jazz. With slower jazz standards I may switch. Of course most drummers switch to a french grip in the right hand when playing ride or maybe even hihats.

I use french for timpani. Even though that seems a little irrelevant to the current conversation.
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:19 pm

well i learned matched. but ive been playing with traditional more often. when i setup in classic style (bass/snare/2floortoms/1tom/ and i use a side snare especialy) it really helps. takes alot of practice. and im nowhere near great at it. my matched style is ok. but i have things to work out there. some bad habbits. traditional does take alot of practice though. more than it hough
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:22 pm

I know that learning to play traditional can be very important. I mean Neil Pert was doing just fine with matched but still learned to switch to traditional. I just can't get comfortable with traditional. I wish I could and I've practiced it a lot but it's like there's a wall there I can't break through.
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:09 pm

I play both ways personally.

But, I'll do both within one song. Traditional for keeping the beat, but switch to matched grip for Tom-Work and fills, if the song isn't too crazy fast!

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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:13 pm

depends on what ur playing yeah.
I usually switch between the two depending on the notes i play.

Rolls and ghost notes etc. i use traditional.
but on accents and usually on cymbals i use match grip.

and sometimes when u switch between the two you can do a cool little stick trick to make it seem nicer =p
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:14 pm

i play both its just on how the music make me feel like playing
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:55 pm

I play all matched because that's the only way I ever learned.
I've played around with traditioal and it seems like it would be really comfortable if I could learn it, but since I mostly play metal and don't have spare time to practice right now... matched it is.
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:47 pm

My Grip is from a Dip called, Stick Stuff. You can do your own sticks in color of choice.
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Post Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:59 pm

Traditional.
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:22 pm

8) I like playing traditional because that's how I was taught
but for tunes like Boneface I use matching for more power on my build ups and rolls
For songs like Imaginary voyage I use both
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Post Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:59 pm

Matched grip if I'm playing rock
I use the butt end on my snare
If i wanna get jazzy, I'll switch to trad
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