Hi-Hat-Side Main Ride

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Just curious if anyone here plays their main ride on the same side at their hi-hats?

I am experimenting with this since I am a lefty. This way if I ever sit on a righty kit then I only need to move the hats and snare to a lefty setup.
 

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I set up a ride both sides of the kit - a flat ride and a normal one. The flat ride sits above the hats and I tend to use that most during a night so it becomes my main ride. I play right handed.
 

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I've seen people do this before and like PWC said is also normal. I say do what feels the best for you.

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Just curious if anyone here plays their main ride on the same side at their hi-hats?

I am experimenting with this since I am a lefty. This way if I ever sit on a righty kit then I only need to move the hats and snare to a lefty setup.
I did that when I first started playing.
It felt weird, so I moved the ride over to the other side after a few days and have played that way ever since.
The ride next to the hats is common to see with people who play open handed.
When I sit in on a righty kit, I ask if its ok to swap the floor tom, snare and hi-hat and just play it like that.
For sitting in, I don't have a problem moving my left hand over to the right side to play the ride (although I may have to reposition the ride slightly, so as to reach it).

Elvis
 
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Been there, do that all the time. With small crash on extended high hat rod. Easy to use ride, crash and hats with min
movement. When I sit is on righty set, I also only move snare, hats and floor tom.

BTW - this is Tommykat on the left.....

Tom & George Aug 10, 2019.jpg
 
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That's a cool little deal you've got goin' on top of the rod for the hi-hat, amosguy.
How do you mount the cymbal tilter on the hi-hat pull rod?

Elvis
 

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Made an extetsion rod with coupling nut and thread stock. Then used a cymbal tilter I found online. Different styles available, but believe mine to be Camco but not positive.

High Hat Tilter.JPG
 

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Just curious if anyone here plays their main ride on the same side at their hi-hats?

I am experimenting with this since I am a lefty. This way if I ever sit on a righty kit then I only need to move the hats and snare to a lefty setup.
Check out Carter beauford's set up. He plays open handed on a right hand set up but has his rides mounted above his hats.

Also if you go on YouTube and look up harry Miree hes a righty playing open handed on a left hand set up.
 

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Lefty playing lefty here. I always placed my ride above the floor toms, but I can see the appeal in putting the ride by the hi-hats. Really easy for playing faster swing tunes where you need a quick ride.

For those lefties on Reddit, I created the leftydrummers sub. Swing on by!
 


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