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Holding the ZX Southpaw style


Hi, I'm left handed, and was wondering about holding a ZX the "wrong way" - ie with left hand on top, and right hand underneath, a bit like a left handed guitar.

How does the ZX "sit" if held like that? I mean in terms of balance, on the strap etc. Does anyone use it like that, or does anyone have a photo of it being held like that, which might help me to envisage if it would work for me?

Thanks :)

Hey Jonathan,

I am left handed as well, and I always play with the left end of the zendrum "up", at my left shoulder. I think that's generally the position everyone uses though, isn't it? I sometimes use the ZX up at a higher or lower angle depending on the song and what I am trying to accomplish. Lately I've been using it sitting down, on keyboard "x" holder, and using foot pedals for kick and hi hat which allows me more freedom to use my hands for everything else. Its different than what I have been doing for 6-7 years, but I think I like it... so far!
Good luck!

When I had my ZX, I wore it lefty style. It made the most sense to me in terms of layout. I am also a lefty, though I play righty for guitars. I ended up moving one strap button closer to the center of the unit to allow the zen to hang higher for better access. I used left hand alternating hits on the big four triggers @ the apex for bass/ snare, used the small triggers on the same row for riding instruments on right hand, the adjascent small row and opposite row of five for toms and thr tops for crashes and stuff. More of a kit layout than a cluster layout, but it worked well without too much arm motion. I might try the symmetrical LT next, hung the same way.


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