What side of the drummer do you want to be on?

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  1. mc5nrg

    mc5nrg Member

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    Far from the crash cymbal.
     
  2. jonnytexas

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    Since I don't care I defer to those that do. Typically, my experience has been that bassists like to be on the hi-hat side.

    EDIT: On outdoor gigs, the shadiest side.
     
  3. rawkguitarist

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    The side that includes my ear plugs...

    Now I'm a hired gun most the time. So I set up where they have my little mic and boom sitting.

    But when I was gigging a lot in clubs it was were my amp fit on stage (Marshall and a 4x12). But given the choice, to the left of the drummer (stage left).
     
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    You feed them? Death wish.
     
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    I like drummer to the left for the same reasons you do.
     
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    The side he doesn't drool on, so I won't slide off the stage.

    :rimshot
     
  7. Chuck Snider

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    As a right handed player ,you would want to be on the drummers left.....
     
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    I like to be the drummer. But when I play with one, it's usually as the bassist, so hat side, just to be extra clear on the groove pieces at play.
     
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    Hi hat side so I can cue the drummer for the changes when I'm the singer/guitar player. I'm also play drums and bass. I would want the singer or band leader on my hi-hat side so I watch them for the changes, breakdowns etc. . When I play bass I let the singer decide.

    Tip for bassists and drummers. Place your cab on the same horizontal axis as the bass drum when you can. Makes a world of different.
     
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    Most of my memories of playing live are with the drummer on my left. Either was fine though. I was 16-18 and just happy to be there.
     
  12. Lotis

    Lotis Silver Supporting Member

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    The good side.
     
  13. ned7flat5

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    The side where I can reliably whack my headstock against the edge of that big flat cymbal every time I have to turn around to adjust the amp’s volume to the bar owner’s satisfaction. The gig would just not be the same ......
     
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    Whatever side their sticks don't fly at. Their good side.
     
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    I am also right handed and must be on the drummers left. I dont even feel comfortable "visiting" our other guitar player for a dual melody line or the occasional solo. It feels so wrong to be on the right. I do surf goofy foot however....
     
  16. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    So Geddy Lee was wrong, and John Paul Jones was right?
     
  17. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    Unless you were in Gabriel-era Genesis!
     
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    Only if you think this is a wrong/right scenario.
     

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