Hey guys... I know I don't post in here very often, but I have a question that I think you might be able to help with. It's about how you set up your kit. From the drummer's perspective when seated behind the kit, most right handed drummers have the toms oriented from high to low running from left to right, with the high hats to their left. If you play open hand, that puts your left hand on the hats, and your stronger hand (the right hand) on the snare. Of course, many drummers play crossed, so the right hand is on the hats, and the left works the snare. The benefits of crossed vs open hand aside, my question concerns left-handed players.
Why do so many left handed drummers set the kit up the same way as right handed players? Sure, some lefty guitarists use right handed instruments due to better availability, etc., but it doesn't seem like those issues would apply to drums. It seems to me that it would be fairly easy to set the kit up so that from the drummer's perspective, the toms went from right to left, with the hi hats on the player's right hand side.
I just watched an old video (Venus from The Shocking Blue) that made me think about this - their drummer is one of the few I've ever seen with the kit set up "backwards."
Is there a reason why left-handed drummers don't do this more often?