Double Bass Technique

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Post Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:23 am

I have issues with heel/toe for the same reason. I wear a size 14.
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:39 am

Alan_ wrote:I have issues with heel/toe for the same reason. I wear a size 14.

yeah i have size 12. maybe i could do it if i got longboards....
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Post Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:10 pm

Bloomdrums wrote:im not sure what the swivel technique is exactly... ive tried heel/toe technique and my feet are to big. someone once told me it doesnt atter how big your feet are you can still play hell/toe, but his feet were only like size 9 so how would he know?

From what I understand this is the reason for axis long boards, right?
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:08 pm

feet size has nothing to do with it.

I have size 13 and play heel/toe comfortably with Iron Cobras pedals.

Your heel doesn't need to strike the pedal to make the first stroke, it's all in the rolling motion.

There's a vid on youtube where someone explains it using only the balls of his feet.

It does take a little bit of time to get the motion, but once you get it speed comes easy and i find it a lot easier than playing single strokes at high speeds.