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Here’s The Ghost Inside’s Drummer Jamming With A New Invention For His Missing Leg


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The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk recently showed off an invention his father made for him called ‘The Hammer‘, which has been allowing him to play drums more comfortably without the use of his prosthetic leg. Tkaczyk, you’ll likely recall, tragically lost a part of one of his right leg in the band’s November 2015 bus crash, while also suffering various other injuries.

Tkaczyk recently commented that he is still getting a feel for the device and today (June 01st) shared the below video of himself jamming on the drum kit with it in play. He commented alongside the video:

“I wanted to give people a visual of how The Hammer works. I can tell you that BY FAR, this is more comfortable than using my prosthesis. There’s a lot to work on. I physically can’t produce as much power and control as I can with a trusty ol’ REAL leg/foot/ankle combo.

Mostly other musicians will notice that during the part where I switch the groove to the open hats. Because I only have a very short limb, there is also a timing/latency issue when striking The Hammer with my limb to the kick head that I think is just going to get better with more practice and experience.

It’s honestly like having to relearn how to play drums again. The muscle memory is there, but my body is drastically different. Going to experiment with triggers to see if that helps my situation. To be honest with you, I’m fine with having an excuse to use triggers. I’m a huge fan, they sound badass and I love death metal 😁. So here it is. The first official footage of THE HAMMER 🔨 🤙🏻”

I wanted to give people a visual of how The Hammer works. I can tell you that BY FAR, this is more comfortable than using my prosthesis. There’s a lot to work on. I physically can’t produce as much power and control as I can with a trusty ol’ REAL leg/foot/ankle combo. Mostly other musicians will notice that during the part where I switch the groove to the open hats. Because I only have a very short limb, there is also a timing/latency issue when striking The Hammer with my limb to the kick head that I think is just going to get better with more practice and experience. It’s honestly like having to relearn how to play drums again. The muscle memory is there, but my body is drastically different. Going to experiment with triggers to see if that helps my situation. To be honest with you, I’m fine with having an excuse to use triggers. I’m a huge fan, they sound badass and I love death metal 😁. So here it is. The first official footage of THE HAMMER 🔨 🤙🏻

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