| Originally posted by Jules |
Steve can you reveal your 'next door drum' clip on technique for the guys?
Ahhh, now I know what you meant.... When you said, 'next door drum technique," I was like... huh??? But yes, I hear you my man and here it goes...
I'm one of those weird guys, that does not mind using LP Claws, or clamps or ROWI clamps for drums. I just use them with a little twist.
Let's say, you got a standard five piece set. Kick, snare, two rack toms, one floor -- when I mic the snare with a Claw, I clamp the Claw on rack one's bottom rim and aim it towards the snare. When I mic rack two, I clamp it on rack one's bottom or top rim and aim it at the second rack tom. Yes, you guessed it, I clamp the last Claw to rack two's rim and direct it towards the floor tom. I've also clamped a Claw on the kick drum or Kick drum hardware for that sweet spot near the right handed drummer's right knee.
The theory is, the clamp device is not vibrated by it's own instrument. Yes, I know, if they hit both toms you WILL get a vibration, but not most of the time. Remember, if it really bothers you, go grab a bunch of stands and do it the "right way".
If you hear something you don't like, change it! Right?