Originally Posted by chasmosis
got a question myself for some of you drummers out there. I've notices that quite a few folks have the air intake with the 1/4 turn valve plumbed up where its easy to reach without bending over. Even though my 1/4 turn valve is screwed right on to the close nipple thats welded into the barrel I never have to bend over to adjust it. I just use my foot to open, close, or even make minor adjustments.
Now I'll admit its cool to have it plumbed up the side or to have an extension on the valve. I'm a little envious but too lazy and cheap to put additional time/effort into doing it.
Is there any other reason you guys just don't use your foot to adjust your valve?
To Be Honest, My First Thought Was About The Coolness Factor When I Built Mine...But, Using a Magnet, Instead Of the Obligatory Ball Valve to Control Air Flow Was Born Out of Being Really Cool,
and, because that's What I Had Laying Around the Studio....