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Old 09-16-2013, 11:19 AM
Thud Thud is offline
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Default Re: Anybody switch from double to single?

Most music isn't written for double pedal, that's the crucial point. If someone only plays double that will limit their repertoire to music written/adapted for it. In a real gig situation unless you were in a deathmetal band you wouldn't be on the double pedals all night.

Having said that Louis Bellson adapted doubles into jazz and Ginger Baker adapted them into blues. I thought both sounded OK but of course the music was crafted for that purpose. So yeah, you have to be selective about it.

Don't play Silent Night on the double bass and crash cymbals.
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