double bass for big guys with big feet

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Miketh
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Post Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:13 pm

I play double bass using the heal up technique. I wanted to take my speed to next level, so I thought I'd try the heal-toe method, but my feet are too damn big. My toes can be all the way up the pedal and my heal just hits the very back that sits on the floor.

What should I do? Are there other techniques? Do they make pedals for guys with big feet?

There's only so much I can do with heal up, because I have big ole legs too!
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Post Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:16 pm

Get comfy and practice fast with precision.

That's it.
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Post Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:18 pm

Well that just makes me want to sit in a corner and shit my pants. It's like having a disability.
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Post Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:23 pm

axis longboard and trick bigfoot pedals have longer footboards
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Post Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:28 pm

also try taking your shoes off if you dont already. ive noticed i have a hard time playing heel toe with shoes on but with in socks a can do it pretty well on my longboards but DAMN DOES IT HURT THE SHINS!!!!
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Post Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:53 am

Thanks for the additional responses xdoseonex and iatemygoat.

Nice to know they accomodate us freaks with big clown feet. I'll try the socks first.

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