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  1. HERTA so good!

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    So I've been working on trying to get my new drum set configured and am hitting a bit of a snag. This is my first 7pc set and I'm struggling to find good placement for the splashes without covering up my 8" tom. I like my sets to be both visually appealing and ergonomic at the same time. I've generally been able to achieve this with minimal hardware. I'm going for a clean look without a ton of hardware and boom arms everywhere. Here's where I'm at so far. Any suggestions/tips? Feel free to show me your spash placements as well.
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    I just piggy back mine. Of course my setup is absurdly tight so it may not be for everyone.
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    Put one on the left side of the hi hats, put one flipped upside down on your left side crash, raise your left side crash a tad and put the smaller splash under it just to the right of the hi hat. The possibilities are kind of endless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy_D View Post
    Put one on the left side of the hi hats, put one flipped upside down on your left side crash, raise your left side crash a tad and put the smaller splash under it just to the right of the hi hat. The possibilities are kind of endless.
    great point. In a 2 splash set up, I always put one splash between my upper toms and one to left of the hi-hat so I can access a splash with either hand.
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    I have my 10 and 12 splashes mounted almost the same way as you and it's been working fine for me the last 6 years or so. Name:  drums_2015_2.jpg
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    My three left side splashes, two more above the middle toms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumminjc View Post
    So I've been working on trying to get my new drum set configured and am hitting a bit of a snag. This is my first 7pc set and I'm struggling to find good placement for the splashes without covering up my 8" tom. I like my sets to be both visually appealing and ergonomic at the same time. I've generally been able to achieve this with minimal hardware. I'm going for a clean look without a ton of hardware and boom arms everywhere. Here's where I'm at so far. Any suggestions/tips? Feel free to show me your spash placements as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    My three left side splashes, two more above the middle toms.

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    Over toms, or on each side of your hihat, but the main thing is "keep'em low" so you can't put too much "swing" into striking them.

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  10. HERTA so good!

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    Thanks for all of the feedback everyone! For now, I've decided to just use one splash until I get things worked out. In the current position, there's still quite a bit of reach required to comfortably hit the 10" that I have mounted. I'm still tweaking things a bit and have a few more things to add to the setup before I get things completely nailed down. I like this so far but am not loving it yet.
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    I’ve always put them to the left of the hihat.

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    Between the 10 and 12 toms is where I put my biggest splash. And that’s where drilled bass drums are more practical.
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