Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda
They're the Sonor Twin Effect pedals. They are NOT for people who are too lazy to learn proper doubles. They have nothing to do with double strokes. I have one and I use it to the left of my hi hat for achieving double bass effects with my left foot while playing the "real" kick with my right.
What that guy was doing in the video was really hard. If he has that kind of development in his lower leg (It's not just the shin BTW, the gastroc and the soleus muscles of the calf depress the pedals and the tibialis anterior of the shin raises the foot ) then he must be capable of some pretty mean "standard" double bass.
I think it's funny that when someone demonstrates something that nobody here can do, people look for ways to minimize it. Just admit that the guy is pretty bad-ass at something you can't do because we all know it's true anyway.
Hey Jeff, you've got that pedal, i was wondering, is it adjustable as far as when the secondary stroke hits in relation to the first? I was wondering that because the guy in the vid is playing incredibly smooth and spaced evenly strokes, but if he's playing "regular" double strokes, his left foot primary beater should strike in unison with the right foot "slave" effect and then his right foot primary should be striking in unison with the left foot slave giving the effect of 2 simultaneous 16th note rolls on different bass drums instead of a 32nd note roll. In order for that to work, it seems to me that the slave would have to be adjusted to play a dotted pattern instead of an even pattern. Is that how it's done?