The Rim Riser

komodobob

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Anyone use this and what has been your experience? To me, it looks like it would easily get in the way.

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I looked at it but decided against it. Mainly because I use wood hoops which gives me all the cross stick options I need....
 

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Yes, there are several products like that out there, and IMO they get in the way more than their benefit warrants.

I get better results by choosing a batter hoop that has a great rim click sound, and refining my technique for the height of that hoop.

In my totally subjective opinion, the best rim click is from a hard wood hoop, followed by vintage NOB, followed by raw stainless (like Angel hoops) or raw brass/bronze.
 

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Flip the stick around
Yes, please do. Using the butt end for cross stick playing (in my opinion) always has the best woody sound with or without a rim riser of any type.

I've been using the the Russ Miller version, called GroveWedge, for many years an love it; no longer in production. Getting in my way; well only if I want to play some rim shots for special effects. I never crank down the tightening screws on my stands. Using a memory clamp I'm able to turn the snare slightly so I can miss the Wedge then back again for normal playing.

I used it a lot in the days of playing Big Band style music and now playing Classic Country in almost every song. I'm surprised more drummers don't use them. I tune my snare to have a little bit of ring which I believe enhances the woody tone to a degree. Also if you are using Oak drum sticks, it's best to have the grain of the wood in a vertical orientation.

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I made one on my own out of solid maple and attaches on two lugs on a Supra 402. It doesn't get in the way for me, and does the job I intended it to do. I have a maple snare with maple hoops and love the cross stick sound with the stick turned around using the butt end. When I used my Supra 402 I wasn't getting as fat a cross stick sound for country tunes as I was with the maple hooped maple snare so I just made one and used all chrome hardware and fasteners that I purchased from a custom Harley motorcycle shop here where I live.
 

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I made one out of a 60's Slingy bass drum reinforcement hoop, made it adjustable so that it fit 14" snares with a 6, 8 or 10 lug config, and it was cool but really useless. Cost me nothing, though, adn I would have certainly made more had I not thrown that bass drum (& R. hoops) away....dang!

I agree, the best is the butt end of a stick. I just can't switch a stick fast enough sometimes......
 

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I use one on my 10” snare on my suitcase kit as it’s tough for me to get a good cross stick on the rim of such a small drum.
I fly the snare off the suitcase instead of a separate snare stand which is why I use a small snare.
 

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I use one on my 10” snare on my suitcase kit as it’s tough for me to get a good cross stick on the rim of such a small drum.
I fly the snare off the suitcase instead of a separate snare stand which is why I use a small snare.
I would really like a pic of your kit. I am in the process of building one and need all the ideas I can get. I will start a thread soon but your pic would help me.
 

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I would really like a pic of your kit. I am in the process of building one and need all the ideas I can get. I will start a thread soon but your pic would help me.
I'll pm you some pics.
There are some threads on here about Suitcase Kits. Some like them , some don't see the point. To each their own.
 

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I've got a wood hoop on one of my snare drums....



...what I've noticed is that the sound doesn't get any "woodier", but (at least in my case) you get a "bigger" sounding click. More full and resonant......and yes, flipping the stick around can do wonders as well ( ;) )


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I've got a wood hoop on one of my snare drums....



...what I've noticed is that the sound doesn't get any "woodier", but (at least in my case) you get a "bigger" sounding click. More full and resonant......and yes, flipping the stick around can do wonders as well ( ;) )


Elvis
Yes! Did the same thing and eventually took off the wood hoop. It was fun for a time.
 

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