drummer4ever1 wrote:vargasdrumbeast wrote:For those who have used both methods of double bass setup, I would like to know whether You find it easier playing a double bass pedal on one bass drum, or using two bass drums with a single pedal on each drum.
Or if you have like a two drumset setup up like Portnoy with three bass drums two for one set and one for another
Yeah, so comment away
There are 3 reasons for a double kick pedal over 2 bass kickers.
1. Ease of set up
2. Ease of travel space
3. It is easier to tune 1 kicker and to keep them tuned
2 Kickers used to be the only way to get a double kicker sound but many drummer's used to have trouble keeping them in tune, so therefore the advent and invention of the double kicker pedal came to pass and has proven to be the best innovation in percussion since. Double bass kickers ( drums ) are more for looks and appeal. Granted playing live is for show appeal but keep in mind not everyone plays in a 8000 seat venue and most gig's are in small to non existant stages and space is always a concern for your kit
Your fellow drummer
Sorry but i am going to strongly disagree with you and say all three of the reasons you gave are just pure laziness..
1...what like it is hard to set up a second base drum?
2... if you can lug P.A equipment amps and all sorts of assorted boards and whatnot then another case with a base drum in it is no big deal.
3.. LMAO this one is a smoker of course it is easier to tune one drum and when you use a double pedal GUESS WHAT! it sounds like one drum! It defeats the whole purpose of having two which is to have two different sounding Base drums which you can NOT do with One a double pedal in my book is a gimmick and a poor one at that what do you think people like Louie Bellson ,Ginger Baker,Neil Peart, ETC use two because it is a different sound ...