The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk has shared a photo of a device his father built to help him drum without his prosthetic leg. They are calling it “The Hammer” and you can check it out below, along with some words from Tkaczyk:
This is something I’ve been excited to share for a very long time. My Dad is quite the handy-man, and came up with this great idea. Playing drums with a prosthetic leg just wasn’t working out. The timing was way too off. There was a latency. It was awkward and clunky. My Dad had a vision of designing me a device where I didn’t need to attach my prosthesis at all. This way there is no weight my limb has to lift which eliminates fatigue, and gives me a FAR better action when striking the pedal. With that said, I still have a long way to go before I get it 100% down, but it’s absolutely the right direction to go in terms of playing as close to my full potential as possible! My Mom coined the name for this device so we’ve been calling it “The Hammer” 🔨 Going to stream live here on Instagram within the next hour so come hang out!
Beyond a shadow of a doubt the last 2 and a half years has been the hardest and darkest time I’ve ever faced. There were times when I felt like giving up. Times I felt like I was in limbo, and times where things seemed as if they’d never look up again. But something inside me kept reminding me to never give up and to make something more of myself than I ever would have before. There truly is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s up to you how you choose to reach it. Photo: @hartleyphoto
[via The PRP]