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anybody know anything about this drum setup? or play with their drums set up similarly flat?

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Wish you had a still photo I could look at. I can't do videos way out here. Trapped by phone companies and satellite providers with old copper phone line internet connection so long/big loads don't work for me.
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i will look for one from the other side... i was wondering... if he uses 2 snares and 4 toms, or 1 snare and 5 toms.

I think it looks like it has some advantages and some disadvantages.

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One won't be doing a lot of fast soloing on a setup like that (unless you already have the chops of a Neil Peart).
But Jack White is gonna be the center of attention anyway soooo.......
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Originally posted by gruppo
http://nme.assets.ipccdn.co.uk/images/gallery/dead_weatherglasto09_8540.jpg

i will look for one from the other side... i was wondering... if he uses 2 snares and 4 toms, or 1 snare and 5 toms.

I think it looks like it has some advantages and some disadvantages.


Originally posted by gruppo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tndP407luk

anybody know anything about this drum setup? or play with their drums set up similarly flat?


All I can offer is this as a 'drummer' myself (know that I am NOT to spoken of in the same breath as Bonham, Buddy Rich, Cozy Powell, Keith Moon, et all....) I set mine up in accordance to my 'comfort zone'. Everything should be reachable and the progression of notes should flow freely. Many drummers consider themselves 'beat keepers' and 'percussion additions'. I think of the drums the exact same way I think of guitar, bass, keyboards... any instrument. It creates notes and flavors that, when added to everything else, makes music stew to die for. I've always considered Bonham to be the best ever at that school of thought. He just didn't keep time... he played music as good as Page and Jones.
As for a 'flat setup', I would imagine that depends on what you favorite 'seat' is and how tall you are. If you're rather tall then I would suspect a flatter setup would be almost preferred... to allow for extension of your arms and freedom of movement. I'm kinda short so my setup is much more tilted and compact. You can't hardly see me when I play because of the way I set up my drums. But, everything is in easy and free reach and the flow feels free and natural to me. I'm also very ambidextrious and, oddly enough, found out my setup for drums is much more 'lefty oriented' than I would've thought. That's cool... but it wasn't why I set it up that way... I just tinkered with it until everything 'felt' right. Hope that helps you out.
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Originally posted by Theo Wizzago
All I can offer is this as a 'drummer' myself (know that I am NOT to spoken of in the same breath as Bonham, Buddy Rich, Cozy Powell, Keith Moon, et all....) I set mine up in accordance to my 'comfort zone'. Everything should be reachable and the progression of notes should flow freely. Many drummers consider themselves 'beat keepers' and 'percussion additions'. I think of the drums the exact same way I think of guitar, bass, keyboards... any instrument. It creates notes and flavors that, when added to everything else, makes music stew to die for. I've always considered Bonham to be the best ever at that school of thought. He just didn't keep time... he played music as good as Page and Jones.
As for a 'flat setup', I would imagine that depends on what you favorite 'seat' is and how tall you are. If you're rather tall then I would suspect a flatter setup would be almost preferred... to allow for extension of your arms and freedom of movement. I'm kinda short so my setup is much more tilted and compact. You can't hardly see me when I play because of the way I set up my drums. But, everything is in easy and free reach and the flow feels free and natural to me. I'm also very ambidextrious and, oddly enough, found out my setup for drums is much more 'lefty oriented' than I would've thought. That's cool... but it wasn't why I set it up that way... I just tinkered with it until everything 'felt' right. Hope that helps you out.


thanks, although i was more curious about the drums in his set up. i read up on it though... generally its 2 snares and 4 toms. apparently he started racking flat because he uses a large kick drum and racking them traditionally put them too high, although being seen has to be some of it...
My first kit was electronic so i could put the drums anyway i wanted, but ive been thinking about adding another floor tom to my traditional kit when i remembered hearing JW uses a combo of 3 or 4....I dont need all of that but was wondering about that many toms or if anyone ever kept 2 snares on at the same time. for me, less is more.

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Neil Piert probably has 2... maybe 3 or 4 snares. But Neil also is one of those that play their drums as a musical instrument. I have no idea how many pieces he has but it's a freakin shit-ton. More than I'll ever be able to play.
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The drummer I play with uses two snares. He has his regular snare and a popcorn snare for when we break into the reggae stuff. We do original progressive - psychedelic rock.

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I have seen some that use multiple snares as mentioned above for different sounds.
Some have mylar heads and others the more traditional calfskin heads or even the newer kevlar heads. It just depends on the sound they want.
On top of that, some use metal snares and others have catgut snares.

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Snares produce different sound depending on whether it's wood, steel, etc etc.. not to mention size. I have 2. One standard steel and one piccolo snare that dies off really quick. Steel snares tend to ring longer than wood.

As for his setup, he just wants it low because that's what a lot of guys are doing these days. It might help with longer arms, but I'm sure they figure it out regardless. It's just the style that's big right now. One of the first popular drummers that I can recall that had everything flat including the cymbals was Travis Barker from Blink 182/Aquabats, etc etc etc. I'm sure someone could find one prior...

It's definitely been in vogue the past decade or so. I see a lot of drummers replicating the minimalist approach for sure.
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Originally posted by Homage


It's definitely been in vogue the past decade or so. I see a lot of drummers replicating the minimalist approach for sure.


First name that comes to mind is Jerry Gaskill of King's X fame. One of the most minimal kits I've ever seen used standard. And he's pretty good with it too.

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I like this drum kit: http://www.meytalcohen.com/v/videos
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Originally posted by Theo Wizzago
Originally posted by Homage



It's definitely been in vogue the past decade or so. I see a lot of drummers replicating the minimalist approach for sure.


First name that comes to mind is Jerry Gaskill of King's X fame. One of the most minimal kits I've ever seen used standard. And he's pretty good with it too.



How about Buddy Rich?

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Originally posted by jimmiejoe
How about Buddy Rich?


Absolutely. I just didn't know if his memory would go that far back.
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Originally posted by Theo Wizzago
long/big loads don't work for me.


Ten bands/musicians you should check out:
Devin Townsend, The Gathering, Melechesh, Kishi Bashi, Gojira, Stam1na, Anathema, Guilt Machine (or other Arjen Lucassen projects), Stolen Babies, Vader
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