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I'm sure there are as many setups as there are drummers. I sit so my knees are just under 90° & my thighs maybe 2" higher than level. That gives me my optimum pedal position. This, btw, is with my feet on the pedals. Distance to the ground is absolutely unimportant - distance to pedals is the one you need. Get this right before you even think about ...


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The first question: does HE feel comfortable? Regarding your height(s): it depends on which "part" of these 5'10" belong to your legs and which to the upper part of your body. In German we have the word "Sitzriese" for a person which legs are shorter compared to the upper body. Also the upper arm might be shorter compared to the ...


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A similar question would be - 'how high should I wear my guitar?'. Check hundreds of guitarists, and the obvious answer is - where the heck you like - as long as you can reach what you need. One basic start point is where you are in relation to the kit. How high is your throne? If it's too low, or too high, your thigh, knee and ankle angles will be adversly ...


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I’m not a drummer, either, but I play one in my garage, so this answer should go under “informal perspectives.” I prefer a higher throne than you describe, with my thighs sloped downward from hips to knees. I find the obtuse angles at hips, knees and ankles make it easier to relax and I feel less strain in my legs and back (none at all) than with a lower ...


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