Re: Dominic Howard
I really love Dom.
I've learned to play a slew of his songs (Muscle Museum, Stockholm Syndrome, Time Is Running Out, etc) and love all of them.
But about the double bass theory:
NO. Dom does NOT use a double pedal. What you are referring to is that for a brief time in the "Absolution" era he used one, but only for improvs and endings. None of his songs use a double pedal.
But I really like his Custom Dry hats.
:P It's a shame Zildjian discontinued them...