I am looking for some info from left handed drummers. Is anyone there?
When it comes to playing TB:RB, I am willing to do the vocals on Expert level without hesitation (unless Sir Paul is in the room). I can handle bass on Hard, as well as guitar (although guitar is more of a challenge). However, when it comes to drums, it's like I have two left hands (or in my case, it would be like having two RIGHT hands).
I am ready to learn how to play drums, and I want some advice on how to proceed, specifically related to hardware setup.
I plan to use the Beatle Beats tutorial to begin. I tried it in the past, but I was using a Guitar Hero World Tour drum set (with five heads/cymbals) instead of my TB:RB set (with the four heads).
Some time ago I purchased the 3 add on cymbal expansion kit for my TB:RB kit, knowing that I would be using it in the future.
Well, the future is now. At least at thought it was.
I was preparing to install the cymbals and the instructions were a bit confusing (at least for me). I assumed that I would probably want to set them up as a mirror image to the standard configuration, since I want to drum as a lefty. I tried to do some research to confirm this. And I ended up more confused than ever.
Someone somewhere out there in Internet land (I don't remember who, or where) wrote that although a lefty would want to use a red cymbal on the far left instead of a green cymbal on the far right, there is no 'red' cymbal jack on the back of the kit. They also implied that selecting lefty mode changes the orientation of the drum heads but NOT the cymbals, and that it's not as simple as moving the cymbal plugs around. It sounded like major confusion. So I have a few questions.
As a lefty, should I just leave the cymbal expansion kit off?
If I put the cymbals on, how do I orient them, where do I plug them in, and will they work as they should (in other words, will they act identical to the way they would work for a right handed drummer in standard (RH) mode)?
I haven't done anything yet. If I don't hear from anyone, I think I will just go lefty mode without the cymbals. However, if there is a way to make it work THE RIGHT WAY, I would love to install the cymbals and play with the full kit.
Any info is appreciated! And if this info is already out there somewhere, just post a link.
Thanks in advance!
OR... Should I consider installing two cymbals in the center?