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Old 04-04-2008, 02:51 AM
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Default Re: The Mars Volta - Bedlam In Goliath

Originally Posted by rowley78 View Post
wow if this guy also recorded single pedal I'm impressed, I would like to get his technic. The live sound is plausible at a single pedal though.
from April 08 Drum! magazine.

"STAYING SINGLE. The most important myth to debunk about Thomas is that he uses a double pedal on his bass drum. With footwork as frenetic as his, it's an easy mistake to make. "I was gonna use two bass drums on The Mars Volta but Omar was like, 'Don't do it.' I'm like, 'Why not?' And he's like, 'Because they're not gonna believe it's a single pedal.' I'm so into mimicking stuff: like mimicking drum 'n' bass, mimicking double pedal with a single pedal. For the longest time I was trying to play thirty-second-notes. It hella built up my ankle muscle."
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