Megadeth Drummer Shawn Drover Shows off His Ambidextrous Kit

Remember when you first learned how to play drums and it always seemed kind of crazy how you had to cross your arms to play the hi-hat and snare? But you just went with it because that’s what everyone else did, and eventually figured out what some of the advantages are.


But there’s certainly other ways to do things. Megadeth’s Shawn Drover is one of many lefty drummers who plays on a right-handed kit, but uses his left hand for the hat and right for the snare. He runs you through his drum setup in this very obviously Yamaha-sponsored video.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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  • not really an ambidextrous kit

    • Agreed, Mike Mangini’s kit is a true ambidextrous kit

      • Check out Alex Rudinger’s kit.

  • Shawn Drover is one of the most boring drummers i have ever heard. The difference between lets say gar samuelson and shawn drover is like night and day. Just listen to gar playing “peace sells” live and then listen to shawn do it. The guy is a paid metronome.

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