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Old 01-15-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Bass drum cramp. D: How do you deal with it?

This is sort of a strange thing, cos I dont have drums. Im asking this for Guitar Hero World Tour.


Basically, my leg hurts like hell after a short time using the bass drum. How do you get though/around this? Am I using it right? (keeping my foot rested on it?)

It never quite feels like its in the right position, no matter what I do with it. I dont know how acurate it is to a real pedal, so Im not sure how much you guys can help, but any ideas or advice is welcome.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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i think heel up is a better way to do it -- try keeping just your toes rested on it. sitting higher up might help too, but i think over time your muscles will get used to it. after a few songs my leg always starts hurting right at the hip, and it slows me down a lot.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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Practice, practice, practise. Simple as that.

Heal up or heal down on the pedal is up to yor preference. With both, it merely takes practice and building up the muscles a bit.
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I find that drumming heel up prevents cramps for me, but I haven't used the GH drumkit.
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i think heel up is a better way to do it -- try keeping just your toes rested on it. sitting higher up might help too, but i think over time your muscles will get used to it. after a few songs my leg always starts hurting right at the hip, and it slows me down a lot.
Good post. Heel up = no cramp and more speed
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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Yes you need to exercise the muscles to prevent the fatigue. If it is just cramps, make sure you are getting Potassium in your diet. Banana's are a good source.
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