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10-28-2005, 05:18 PM
How many inches should be to the left of my fulcrum when i play trad grip. Does it matter of hand size? If it does i'm 13.

10-28-2005, 07:31 PM

10-28-2005, 07:57 PM
Theres hand sizes????

10-28-2005, 08:13 PM
wt the hell do you mean, your post didnt really make sence.... if you ment how far back you should be gripping the stick, then the answer is where YOU find the balance point of it it changes for everyone, even with different sticks it changes. Hope that helps

10-28-2005, 08:20 PM
yep. wherever feels most comfortable for you. try and maximise the rebound.

10-28-2005, 08:28 PM
And 13 year olds don't have any certain hand size... there is this crazy thing called individuality. It means people are different.

The Fiction We Live
10-28-2005, 08:38 PM
No offense to trad grip... but why are you learning it? Drum Crops?

Double Bass Jim
10-28-2005, 09:03 PM
Yea I don't suggest taking it up to be honest, if you were brought up with it and taught from the get go then sure. But as far as modern drum set goes I wouldnt switch up techniques... UNLESS you have an experienced teacher to show you the proper grip and proper stroke.

It can be nice to take a new approach to the kit, I know peart went to freddy gruber and took up trad grip to get a fresh perspective on the drums. It can be benefical in many ways. I do suggest learning from somehow who knows how to play trad properly.

10-28-2005, 09:25 PM
It's a great thing to learn, as for how the stick should feel in your hand.. You should find where it feels fairly balanced, normally that is about 2/3 from the tip. Warning though, you will get a nice little calous <sp?> on your ring finder between the 2 and 3rd knuckles. This of course begins as a nasty blister.. I hate it so. lol.

I've lost my train of thought.

Double Bass Jim
10-28-2005, 09:32 PM
Lesson I wrote up about it ^^^

The Ska Man
10-28-2005, 09:33 PM
No offense to trad grip... but why are you learning it? Drum Crops?

Trad looks cool man.

10-28-2005, 10:00 PM
Trad looks cool man.

some people dont just do it for aesthetics ... im working more with it because i like the accuracy i get with it and i want to be good at all grips and im a technique whore

so lalalala whatever :p