Re: Do you need a hi-hat drop clutch with a double bass pedal?
I agree that you can get away without having one. If you keep your hats barely touching you'll get that sloshy sound.
I have one and use it, but don't effectively use it. I end up going on the ride or crash during constant lrlrlrlr beats. I need to remember to hit the release lever if riding the hat since my hats are a little open. I like getting the occassional hihat "bark" in when you hit open hats and quickly close them.