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Post by Heilan Mary on Thu 3 Apr - 13:15:32

Hi! I am wondering if any of you snare or tenor drummers get back ache while standing with your drum on? I had my tenor drum on for the 1st time in about 5 months last night and within about 5 mins I had to take the drum off again as I had pain in the lower half of my back and had to take the drum off after each set that we played. I am wondering if any of the rest of yaes have this or is it me that is passed their sell by date. lol laughing
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Post by Gordy88 on Thu 3 Apr - 16:42:40

Put another one on Backways,

That should level you up!!
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Post by DavidH on Thu 3 Apr - 16:56:18

Yes, Gillian, all the time. Even my young drummers find they have to set the snares and tenors down every once in a while to rest their backs. I bought a Hoss sling with a waist belt a couple of years ago and that helped a lot. Also, at practices I usually wear one of those lumbar supports that labourers use.
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Thu 3 Apr - 17:11:57

it may be caused by irregular caravaning....... :D
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Post by Heilan Mary on Thu 3 Apr - 18:53:11

Naughty Naughty!!!!! laughing
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Post by Redneck on Thu 3 Apr - 20:47:05

Use yer over shoulder boulder holder...might gi ya more support than yer drum sling...... big grin Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Ha ha
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Post by janelle on Fri 4 Apr - 1:33:57

Heilan Mary wrote:Hi! I am wondering if any of you snare or tenor drummers get back ache while standing with your drum on? I had my tenor drum on for the 1st time in about 5 months last night and within about 5 mins I had to take the drum off again as I had pain in the lower half of my back and had to take the drum off after each set that we played. I am wondering if any of the rest of yaes have this or is it me that is passed their sell by date. lol laughing

I have 20 years on you and I have the same problem, but as David pointed out even the young ones suffer with the same thing. I use an old fashion single shoulder strap. I have a double strap but found it wasn't really any better. The problem is because we have to stand with our shoulders back and not aligned with our hips which puts pressure on the lower back.
I've found a few things that do help. Put the drum down every chance you get. When actually in the circle or standing in ranks, when the drum can't be put down, remember to realign your shoulders when not playing. Take the weight of the drum off your shoulders and leg by lifting it slightly with your left hand, that way you can stop leaning backwards slightly , (as we do).
When playing, try and remember to keep your tummy muscles tight and your pelvis tilted forward slightly (no tacky comment form you lot thank you) this will help support your back muscles, but it's easier said than done. If you practice this all the time as you go about your day, as we woman all should LOL, it becomes easier.
If you are really keen or it's a major problem, the best solution is tummy crunch exercises to strenghthen you stomach muscles which in turn support your lower back. Also some back exercises will help. Most tenor drummer who practice regularly don't need shoulder exercises.
Redneck is too far off the mark either, ha ha, a good crossover sports bra, will help support your upper body which has a chain reaction effect and will also help.

But if your using a harness and not a strap, then sorry I got no idea, as I've never used one. laughing
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Post by jayat on Fri 4 Apr - 2:40:11

Gordy88 Gees put another one on backwards then she'd have to play with Irish sticks you twirl them backwards.
Gillian i only had that problem when standing at attention for dress judging i think the problem is your posture
Janelle's idea of leaning forward sounds like the answer...( I hope this is'nt the excuse to retire just joking )

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Post by DavidH on Fri 4 Apr - 5:18:32

Janelle, I also have an old fashioned single shoulder sling and it kills me to wear it now. The advantage of having the waist belt is that it holds the drum much closer to the body, probably 4" or more, so the eccentric force is less. It's easily explained if you understand mechanics.

After using the Hossbilt sling for a few weeks, I tried the old one just to see how if felt and managed one set before I gave up. I swear by mine. Also, it's easy to wear under my uniform vest, as I was taugh to do, as the clip is tight to the waist so doesn't stretch the vest out the way a single sling does.
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Post by Heilan Mary on Mon 7 Apr - 12:18:28

Thanks guys will take these suggestions on board.
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Post by janelle on Mon 7 Apr - 15:21:43

DavidH wrote:Janelle, I also have an old fashioned single shoulder sling and it kills me to wear it now. The advantage of having the waist belt is that it holds the drum much closer to the body, probably 4" or more, so the eccentric force is less. It's easily explained if you understand mechanics........................................
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I always wear my sling inside my waist belt.
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Post by Heilan Mary on Tue 15 Apr - 12:12:12

Well, another practice down and still getting back ache. Have tried putting my drum down at every opportunity I get and even tried standing differently and the leaning forward. One of the other girls says it could be the sling I am using for the drum. I have had to order a lumber support and will give that a try and hopefully that will work.
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