- Apr 14, 2009
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I'm right handed and left footed and play the kit righty but I am going to experiment with switching the bass drum and hi hats around to see what happens.
One reason is that I've spent a good while working on playing the hats open handed with my left hand and it's just not happening.
I can play ride cymbal OK with my left hand but not the hats.
I think the zany caffeinated dude on YouTube (Harry Miree) moved his hats over to the right side with an extension cable and hardware setup so he can keep pedaling the hats with his left foot but play them open handed with his right hand.
I have to say there is something very satisfying about operating the hi-hat with one side of my body (left hand/left foot), and controlling the main beat with the other side (right hand/right foot). It feels more logical and more balanced.