Double pedal or double bass?

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Which one's better?

double pedal
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double bass
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Post Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:57 am

What do you think is better - double bass drum pedal or two bass drums?
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Post Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:49 pm

Even though my kit is double bass, I use and recommend my Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide double pedal. Using two pedals is great, but it's a real pain in the backside to tune a pair of kick drums the same. So for ease of use, I use the double pedal.
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:45 am

Double pedal(cheaper, no tuning problems, no set up problems, smaller kit)
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:37 am

Double bass drums are fun, but require much more work. You have to tune both drums pretty much the same which can take a while to get right. Plus all the extra care you need reguired with two bass drums. I prefer double bass pedals.
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:40 am

Unless one day I have a drumtech, I'll skip the extra work and stick to the double pedal.
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:21 pm

double bass looks great and feels great while playing so that's my vote:)
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:25 pm

Double bass pedal is so much easier, no need to clutter the car witrh two huge bass drums, even though they look good.

I've played a double bass for about four years, stunning but I still prefer the double pedal.

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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:49 am

Double pedal. It feels better and it's easier to use.
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:13 pm

I think double bass drums are the way to go,because it gives you way more power and confidence behind the set,and it dose not matter if they are tuned the same or not because that's what makes it your sound.











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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:22 pm

back in the day i had 2 24x24's :shock: got real tired of luggin/tunin those bad boys..but i've noticed the older i get the less stuff i use...hell when your only playin a 45 minute set and there's another band watin to jump on the stage...less is better!!

plus the dbl pedal allows me to set up my kit the way i really want it... 8)
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:29 pm

I guess two kicks demand that you spread your legs a little wider than you would do with a double pedal.
I use an Iron Cobra twin pedal. I have the same approach towards the kicks as towards the snare- if I can play everything on one snare, than why should I use two kicks? :) Of course if you play really fast the natural sound of the kicks starts gets distorted and you can't really hears every single stroke. Hey, but that's the same with the buzz roll on the snare- your not supposed to hear every stroke :)
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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:00 am

I actually prefer double bass setups over double kick pedals however i found that im faster with with the double kick pedals than with double bass. But when I use a double base set up I tune my kickers different tones.
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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:40 am

Hmmm, I'd love to have a car able to transport 2 BD cases...
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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:51 pm

double pedal in my opinion. maybe unless you have incredible triggers, or have the time and money for double bass. just a smarter way to go. i'd rather learn how to play double pedal before investing that much money into a decent kit mad for double bass. i learned with a double pedal, and still constantly accel at it. always driving to be better, and still feel no need to go to a second kick drum. im happy with a simplistic 4 piece setup.

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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:52 pm

If you are planning on staying in your basement and jamming your whole life OR you have a roadies to set up your kit, go with a double kick set.

If you are going to be playing out with any frequency at all, get a double pedal...the soundmen, your band, your back and sanity will ALL thank you.

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