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Old 08-09-2012, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Bass drum pedal(s) setting : The “effortless” method.

Good thread and hopefully slows down the amount of pedal/double pedal tips threads.

People want a magic solution, an easy answer wheb the answer is easy. Your pedals up somewhere in the middle and adjust a little from there to suit your taste.
I don't think any extreme setting can really work for everything so just learn to use the pedals like you've learned to use your hands. Properly!

You don't put springy tips on sticks to play fast. Why is it always the gears fault when it comes to failing pedal skills?

You know, I never sat and thought about just how much adjusting goes on with feet until I saw your list Henri.
That's alot of stuff. Bass drum head tension can really spoil pedal response, aswell as putting pillows inside against the batter head. Hate the feel!

So, good thread. Anyone struggling with bass drum techniques should strip down their set-ups and start here first. Could save alot of time and frustration!
I like my drum sound fat and simple. Just like me.
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