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Old 09-26-2013, 05:09 PM
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Default Re: Anybody switch from double to single?

I found a DW 50002 a few years ago, in great condition for $150. I HAD to pick it up. I've never been big on double pedals, but for that price, it was nice to have the slave side lying around, just in case I felt like playing some double bass. I used it for a short while, and then took it apart and started using the single. More recently, I upgraded to a DW9000 single pedal.

Double pedals just aren't necessary in most types of music, and nothing makes you look more unprofessional than poorly placed, unnecessary double kick work. If the music calls for it, sure, go ahead and use it. Otherwise, set it aside and work on laying down a solid groove. I would estimate that about 90% of the drummers I've seen who put a lot of focus into double bass playing, also had very little versatility.

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