Re: Bass Drum Pedal (beginner) - which one to buy?
Agreed. There's lots of debate all over about the 'best' pedal. Ignore all of it! Try as many as you can, make sure it'll last a while, and buying used is okay too. I use Speed Kings from the 60's, with a little refurbishment they work better than most other pedals I've tried at near every price point. A lot of pedals are over-engineered, practice makes you play faster, not pedals. [/RANT]
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