Originally Posted by drumming sort of person
You people are missing the point of my original post. I fully realize that you don't need to use the pedal just because it's there, and that it offers more options, but I was specifically asking to hear about others' experience going from one to two and what that did to their playing.
When I went to double bass (after 10 years without one), I woke up as a drummer.
Changed my entire musical outlook and future. I'm pissed I didn't get one sooner. May have helped advance my abilities. Can't imagine how good I would have been if I had started with it (or how much different/versatile I may have been).