- Jan 23, 2020
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Maybe not, but I'm only 5'7"; your extra half-foot of height is no doubt a factor aiding your comfort with a longer reach.I've literally never had to struggle to reach my ride (which is on the right next to my floor tom). Maybe if YOU mount two toms over YOUR bass drum YOU struggle. And I'm not 6'8" or anything, 6'1". Not unusually long arms. . .
I don't struggle — I put my ride cymbal the same place Buddy put his; it's no reach at all for me. AND I play 2-up/2-down. I also play double-bass, so my rack toms are between the bass drums, leaving room for my ride. Like someone said earlier, symmetry.