Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
Wow! Neat idea.
Once people get into double pedaling, though, they are reluctant to use their left foot much for anything else. That's my take on it at least.
I can't speak for anyone else but that is not the case for me. I stared playing double bass in 1984. That was on 2 bass drums before the first good double pedals came out. The idea was to add another voice to the left foot possibilities. That idea still holds true.
If you can play double bass then you should be open to other uses for the left foot, being that double bass is pretty much a metal thing. Minneman, Mangini, Lang, Roddy etc all use left foot triggers, snares, cowbells etc...