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Fat_asian

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For me it would have to be not using any of my hihats with my left foot to move it. I keep it in the tight position and don't bother playing it on my 3 kits
Reasons:
1) Yamaha e- kit: BECAUSE I need to prop something under the snare drum to keep it up at all times, it gets in the way of my left foot. It doesn't matter how hard I tighten it it still goes low low lower lol.
2) my Pearl compact traveler kit: because I made a specialized hihats for it (7 inch brass cymbals) on a standard stand well because once again it doesn't have the proper position to be able to use it by my foot. (So both for functional reasons)
3) my Ludwig Breakbeats: every dollar counts so I have a non functional hihat that I didn't throw out, instead I locked it into the fully clamped position and avoid using it with my foot. On the top of the hihat I installed a halo tambourine this giving me two different sounds.

So I'm kind of the "closed hihats man " lol. Not to mention a meinl turbo crasher is an innovative way to use as a hihat for a suitcase / compact kit. It too does not open though!

Let's hear some zany stories lol!
 

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When I was kid first learning, my younger sister said I should end my "drums solos" with something so everyone would know it was over. 40+ years later, I still can't end any solo practice or band rehearsal without a little roll on the snare!
 

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Lack of confidence since I am still not used to drumming with a band again. Getting there but not quite.
 

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Playing fast triplets with my left foot on my hats and just having that run on auto pilot while I play completely unrelated things with the rest of my limbs. I go into a mental “space” when that happens.
 

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I play open handed on a right hand kit.

I never saw anyone play drums live before and it seemed the natural way to do it so that’s how I started.

My teacher never said anything and I’m grateful bc I think it was easier than crossovers
 

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For me it would have to be not using any of my hihats with my left foot to move it. I keep it in the tight position and don't bother playing it on my 3 kits
Reasons:
1) Yamaha e- kit: BECAUSE I need to prop something under the snare drum to keep it up at all times, it gets in the way of my left foot. It doesn't matter how hard I tighten it it still goes low low lower lol.
2) my Pearl compact traveler kit: because I made a specialized hihats for it (7 inch brass cymbals) on a standard stand well because once again it doesn't have the proper position to be able to use it by my foot. (So both for functional reasons)
3) my Ludwig Breakbeats: every dollar counts so I have a non functional hihat that I didn't throw out, instead I locked it into the fully clamped position and avoid using it with my foot. On the top of the hihat I installed a halo tambourine this giving me two different sounds.

So I'm kind of the "closed hihats man " lol. Not to mention a meinl turbo crasher is an innovative way to use as a hihat for a suitcase / compact kit. It too does not open though!

Let's hear some zany stories lol!
First thing I thought of:

“Drimmer! You know you are a drimmer! Well can you put your hands in your head, oh no!”
 

JazzDrumGuy

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Keeping a gig for 6 years.

Playing jazz with my left foot "on one and three and sometimes on two and four" as pointed out by a good buddy who is an amazing jazz drummer.

I have to have the drum head logo always facing 12:00 to me and always lined up with the badge or vent hole.

Seriously, after 40 years of playing, still misspelling drummer!!!
 
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