#1
Hey kids,

A friend of mine just got a double kick and is having trouble with pace, he's always been slow with the kick, but I notice his chair is really low (his feet are flat on the ground and knee joint is at an angle of about 80*). If he got a higher chair would it be able to kick faster? I've been watching videos of bands that use them, the drummer is usually up rather high, and they look like they're on there tippy toes.

Does UG know anything about this?
#2
Aye, have it well high up, but make sure his feet can still reach though LOL x 10
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#3
The only reason drummers have seats is because they're all fat bastards- therefore the size, angle or texture of the chair/stool/beanbag won't affect the sound at all, just how comfortable the percussionist is.
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#4
When I went to go see Black Stone Cherry live the drummer is ****ing crazy. He jumps off shit then hits the drums, its just insane.
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#5
Quote by rabidguitarist
The only reason drummers have seats is because they're all fat bastards- therefore the size, angle or texture of the chair/stool/beanbag won't affect the sound at all, just how comfortable the percussionist is.


Lol, I wont tell him that.. xD
#6
Well alot of fast double bass drummers will tap the kick with their toes and heels. Tell him to try that.
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#7
I'd imagine it'd take less effort when it's higher up.

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#8
Quote by rabidguitarist
The only reason drummers have seats is because they're all fat bastards- therefore the size, angle or texture of the chair/stool/beanbag won't affect the sound at all, just how comfortable the percussionist is.


Actually your completely wrong the angle makes a massive differance, most drummers, myself included tend to have their knees at 90 degrees to their hip. Also go do a 90 minute set on drums then call us fat.
#9
here here

on topic...i'd say A) Practise with it, he'll get used to them
and B) try moving the height, and also maybe how far away you have the stool
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#10
Quote by ali_mw
Actually your completely wrong the angle makes a massive differance, most drummers, myself included tend to have their knees at 90 degrees to their hip. Also go do a 90 minute set on drums then call us fat.


Couldn't agree more

Oh and by the way i tend to have my knees at a little higher than 90, seems to work better for me
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Quote by rabidguitarist
The only reason drummers have seats is because they're all fat bastards- therefore the size, angle or texture of the chair/stool/beanbag won't affect the sound at all, just how comfortable the percussionist is.


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You can show me as many pictures of fat drummers as you want, cause there will always be more pictures of toned drummers.
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You can show me as many pictures of fat drummers as you want, cause there will always be more pictures of toned drummers.


He's a good drummer but i don't like him...
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He's a good drummer but i don't like him...


He's an abomination of a person. Get him off my internets please.
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He's a good drummer but i don't like him...


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Is his mother proud of him?
#17
TS, have you ever thought its got **** all to do with his seat and maybe he just sucks?
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#18
^This is quite the most plausable answer actually!!
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#19
Quote by af_the_fragile

He's a good drummer but i don't like him...


Yeah, yeah, yeah. Some drummers are fat, some aren't. I personally think that a fat drummer is just cooler. Fat guitar players too.

I wouldn't call the Blink 182 drummer toned. I'd call him scrawny. Seriously, his tattoos weigh more than he does.
#20
You should be sitting with your knee at about 90 degrees. Too much higher or lower than that and your movements are gonna be very inefficient and you're not gonna be as fast as you could be. Posture makes a lot of difference when you're playing guitar and you all know that. Drumming isn't any different.
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