Corner Riser - how big?

jmato

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The owner is putting a corner riser in our practice space for the drums. They want to know how far out from the corner the stage should be to accommodate a 5 piece kit with 5-6 cymbal stands (including hats). If you have ever figured out such a problem, what is your recommendation?

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I'd say more than you'd think. When not in a corner my set takes up about a 5x6 foot area so figuring on some unusable area right behind you I'd say a min 7 foot from the corner out, 8 or 9 if room.
 

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The math for this is fairly simple. Measure the space you need for your set, allowing room to get out from behind it. My set takes up a 6'x6' space, so say 7' wide by 6' deep. Tight, but doable.

Using my geometry from high school says that for a 7'x6' space you need to come out about 13.5' along both walls, assuming a rectangular space.
 

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So, as is typical, the owner had already started building the riser when they thought to ask me. After I answered using the good input above, they sent me a photo, and fortunately the riser is quite big so there should be no issues.

Thank you for all the responses.
 

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Make sure you factor in some healthy room behind the kit too... nothing worse than hitting your elbow on a back wall or having to move part of the kit to get in behind it.
 

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