A bit of a Poll: If you have a snare drum and at least one floor tom...

Bonzo442

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Snare a little higher and flat so stick is almost parallel to the floor when it hits snare and rim is accessible if needed. Floor Tom slightly lower for better control. Snare should be at best position first above all others.
 

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They're about the same height. My snare tilts up toward the rack toms. I play matched grip. Floor toms tilt in toward me a bit.
The important thing to me is that all are high enough to allow rim shots. Yes, even the floor toms.
 

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They're about the same height. My snare tilts up toward the rack toms. I play matched grip. Floor toms tilt in toward me a bit.
The important thing to me is that all are high enough to allow rim shots. Yes, even the floor toms.
Agree on the rim shot
 

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Floor Tom slightly lower. Snare level, floor Tom front leg just a touch lower so it is angled towards me a bit.

Years ago I was having back troubles, had a physical therapist who specialized in kinesiology help me set up my kit, and she mentioned that as the human body moves from center left or right, it is easier on the body to have things slightly lower than center. Works for me.
 

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Ditto, except I play traditional grip, so the snare is slightly angled down towards the BD.
The funny thing about my setup is that I tilt the snare towards the bass drum but I still play matched grip. Because of my high throne, if I try to play matched grip on a level snare my wrists are in an odd position when playing rimshots
 
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