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Old 05-04-2018, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default What drum grip does Jimmy use?

I've seen him do a variation on the French grip in some videos but he still maintains so much power on the snare hits, how does he even do that? I play French too when I need a loose feel, but I do switch my left hand to American for choruses and shit.


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Old 05-04-2018, 06:31 PM   #2
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:39 PM   #3
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he uses "the stranger"

 
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:58 PM   #4
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just from watching videos it's looks like a combination of French and German

 
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:10 PM   #5
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it's all french, but it's a french beast mode.

 
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:20 AM   #6
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it's all french, but it's a french beast mode.
That's what I'm not getting. French is great for jazz, but the dude still hits like a train when he wants to, and I've never seen anyone else pull that off.

 
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:21 AM   #7
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just from watching videos it's looks like a combination of French and German
Separated by hands or is it a combination that he uses on both hands? Adding the ring finger maybe?

 
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:09 AM   #8
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A really unique thing about Jimmy's grip is the pinkie finger...I don't know any other drummer who does that.







 
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:17 AM   #9
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:30 AM   #10
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I do the pinky thing as well when I play, I was told it's bad technique as you should be utilising your pinky for additional stick control.

 
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:31 AM   #11
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your father utilizes my stinky for additional dick control

 
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:23 PM   #12
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the pinky is responsible for most of the muscle control in your hand

 
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Old 05-05-2018, 02:34 PM   #13
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By the way...here's Jimmy's Spotify playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/user/jimmyc...QOyCIJTyEYKdiA

 
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Old 05-05-2018, 02:38 PM   #14
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any boris?

 
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:41 PM   #15
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Well, I'm not too technical and learned most of what I play from Bonham, Joey Kramer, Nick Menza and Jimmy, but I certainly 'release the pinkies' when it comes to his more jazz style flams and Swiss triplets etc....could be terrible technique I've never had a teacher.

 
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:55 PM   #16
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Jimmy's spotify playlist is more interesting than Billy's, if you like jazz...

 
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:24 PM   #17
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the pinky is responsible for most of the muscle control in your hand
you got some nerve , mister

 
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:26 PM   #18
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That's what I'm not getting. French is great for jazz, but the dude still hits like a train when he wants to, and I've never seen anyone else pull that off.
he's a huge fucking dude. his arms are like three times beefier than mine. no one can play like him but him. you do you

 
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:31 PM   #19
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he's a huge fucking dude. his arms are like three times beefier than mine. no one can play like him but him. you do you
He's like 5'7" and a 155lbs - but I see what you're saying as he's got that sort of tank build. Slightly athletic with a thick neck, forearms, and calves. He also has longish arms for a guy his size. Built for what he does. He was beefy as fuck during Machina when roids and the gym filled the gaping hole left by going sober.

 
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Well, I'm not too technical and learned most of what I play from Bonham, Joey Kramer, Nick Menza and Jimmy, but I certainly 'release the pinkies' when it comes to his more jazz style flams and Swiss triplets etc....could be terrible technique I've never had a teacher.
I've always done that naturally when playing - I think it helps bounce doubles: there's more space for the stick to rebound

 
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