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is a Canadian drummer
A drummer is a musician who is capable of playing drums, which includes but is not limited to a drum kit and accessory based hardware which includes an assortment of pedals and standing support mechanisms, marching percussion and/or any musical instrument that is struck within the context of a...
who formerly held the world record for the fastest number of strokes on a bass drum
Bass drums are percussion instruments that can vary in size and are used in several musical genres. Three major types of bass drums can be distinguished. The type usually seen or heard in orchestral, ensemble or concert band music is the orchestral, or concert bass drum . It is the largest drum of...
, with a record of 1,057 single and 1,407 double strokes per minute.
Waterson uses the heel-toe technique
Heel-toe technique is a method of playing double strokes on the bass drum, hi-hat, or other pedals. More recently, this method has been used in the World's Fastest Drummer competition to set speed records.-Description:...
in his drumming. His use of the Vruk
The Vruk is both a bass drum pedal attachment and a method of playing.As equipment, it is a spring that attaches to the footboard and allows for greater control of the pedals....
heel pedal system enables him to perform a modified version of heel-toe playing. Tim has set the record for most beats in a minute, with single foot: 670 beats, double foot: 1400. Tim is profiled in the new Book: "Believe the Unbelievable" by Bartley press in the USA.