Originally Posted by IDDrummer
I disagree. I can think of a number of popular songs that use cowbell, but I can't think of any that use double bass. (I'm talking specifically here about the genres I usually play - pop, country, classic rock.)
I take it back - La Grange has a double bass fill, but I learned to play it with a single pedal. :)
La Grange was recorded in 72' back then there were no double pedals and Beard played a single bass drum throughout most of the 70's. A demo of the fill here @1:07
You can play any single bass fill with double pedals and if you're good you can play a lot of double bass fills on a single pedal.
If given the choice I'd rather have a cowbell on my kit.