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    I crab sideways

    I recently realized that I crab sideways, like rolling off the side of the fader cap, not the top. I think it is what's been making them sloppy, and I'm trying to relearn the right way, but if I had a double sided cap I might not have to. Anyone else have this problem?
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    I do the same but mine sound decent. I'm not consistent though. I was chalking that up to my being a beginner. I'll try coming over the top to see if helps.

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    It does help for me; makes them sound cleaner, but I think it's more the rounded edge on top than anything in my technique.
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    Doesn't everyone crab sideways? I'm not sure what you mean.

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    You can roll off the top of the cap like a twiddle, or off the side of the cap.
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    It's always off the side though. It just depends where on the side your fingers are hitting. Hitting literally the top of the cap wouldn't move it sideways!

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    You totally don't understand what I'm talking about bro, there is a "topside" edge and the edge closest to your stomach. Two different edges to roll off of.
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    I'm crabbing hamster btw

    I also beatjuggle hamster.
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    I have no idea what you're talking about, lol. When I crab, my fingers hit the area of the fader I've highlighted here: -



    There's no other way to do it.

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    Mine hit there as well, but I don't "tap" crabs.

    It's more like pinching the cap between my fingers and thumb and then sliding my fingers off to the right of that arrow. However, it seems cleaner if I slide them of above the arrow like a twiddle.

    The "up" way is more like "curling" the fingers in, and the "side" way is like brushing your fingertips with your thumb.
    Last edited by Phi; 06-11-2012 at 08:10 AM.
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