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Old 04-15-2012, 06:52 PM
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Hey, I'm fairly new to both drumming and this forum. Me and my brother are starting to write music, and the only thing we're waiting on is a complete set. And most of our songs we've written already require/would sound better with double bass. But, we don't have that much money to start with (plus I'm lefty, so lefty double bass pedals are around 3 times as much) and, I don't really want to put two bass drums together because of the space we are provided. I have an idea to put two single bass pedals on one bass drums, because it sounds like it might be similar to a double bass pedal, just the pedals are closer together. I'm just wondering if that's a good idea? If it's even possible? I'd really appreciate it if someone responds soon.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:12 PM
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Possible solution for what you want to do.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/The-Dual...00-i1138711.gc
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:20 PM
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wow. I love the look of that pedal..then again, it's $350..anything similar, for a little less?
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:23 PM
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There can be only one! (one each drum)
There is no room on a single BD for two pedals. You'd have to set them on a single form then attach that to the BD, but then your pedal might be too far away from the head to hit it effectively.
Playing would be difficult since your legs would be side by side leaving little room for play. Then your snare would have to be mounted high above your legs that it would come up to your chest, not effective.
Placing the snare on either side of you would also not be effective since you'd have to twist your body to an extreme that would be detrimental ergonomically and cause lower back pain and shoulder pain.
Buy a dual pedal or don't worry about the BD drum part, you can always cheat and dub in the BD drum part.
You can always learn how to get that sound by playing off your BD and FT.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:33 PM
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Video of The Dualist in action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7lkfRamfKQ
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:36 PM
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Here is another type of double pedal that is neither right or left.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGAFo...eature=related
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:37 PM
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richard: that's true. never really considered the snare position.

bobdadruma: I love the idea of the Dualist, just a tad confused on how it works
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: Two single pedals on one bass drum?

The old Trixon Speedfire "elipsoid" bass drum had flat-bottom hoop that allowed two pedals to be attached. The drum had a divider inside, and each pedal played a separate 'chamber' of the kick, producing two different sounds.



Apart from that, I don't know of any other design intended to mount 2 separate pedals on one drum. I'd say a normal double pedal is what you need. And if feel and reliabilty is important, don't cheap out. Spend the money and get the right pedal for you.

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:48 PM
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bermuda: now that's an interesting set..unfortunately I basically already have a set picked out. I just had the question on if it was possible to fit two pedals on a regular bass drum
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: Two single pedals on one bass drum?

You could do the reverse of what Abe Laboriel Jr does.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:57 PM
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You could do the reverse of what Abe Laboriel Jr does.
And what did he do??
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:00 PM
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And what did he do??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=iQnxGppzGtM

Look at his set up.

You could do a mirror image of that.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:05 PM
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He is right handed and uses a lefty double pedal.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:13 PM
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bermuda: now that's an interesting set..unfortunately I basically already have a set picked out. I just had the question on if it was possible to fit two pedals on a regular bass drum
Just providing a little history/legacy for ya!

But to answer your specific question, it is not possible to attach 2 pedals on a regular bass drum in a manner that they can both be played, at the same time, and by the same drummer.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:24 PM
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Where would you put your snare if you had to sit with your legs together to play two pedals sitting side by side. I would suggest playing one pedal until you get good enough at it then maybe by then you will have saved enough money to buy a proper pedal.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:39 PM
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Here are a couple cheap left double pedals.The first one I would almost bet is made by the same company that supplies Gibraltar and Dixon.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-Off-New-E...item3a7306d985
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PDP-DP402L-D...item20c4b4af84
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:00 PM
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tard: wow, thanks. I'm sure that'll help a lot. Especially because most lefty DB pedals are over $300
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:39 PM
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I have the right version of this, great pedal and its under 200

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pearl-P902L-...item27c5d2d68a
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:23 AM
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Default Re: Two single pedals on one bass drum?

It sounds like an all around bad idea... it would be way to cramped... and good drummers don't need double pedal :P, try working up your speed with one, and if you really need it, get the double pedal, but the two pedals on one drum won't work.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:41 AM
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Who needs a double bass pedal anyway?......follow Mike, he'll show you the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ZUPEgbzu0

Admittedly, you may wanna hold off on that recording session for a bit......just 'til you get it down. :-)
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:59 AM
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Who needs a double bass pedal anyway?......follow Mike, he'll show you the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ZUPEgbzu0

Admittedly, you may wanna hold off on that recording session for a bit......just 'til you get it down. :-)
Holy crap..yeah, that's gonna take a while to get down. considering, I'm still somewhat of a beginner. Yeah, I'll be doing some major practicing for the next couple of weeks
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:59 AM
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tard: wow, thanks. I'm sure that'll help a lot. Especially because most lefty DB pedals are over $300
No problem, your welcome, one of those should get you thru till you can afford a good one but if that first one is built by the same company that supplies Gibraltar, Dixon, Worldmax and a few others including some Ludwig hardware then it should last pretty good even if if it is only single chain. I have been using a Dixon double chain drive double pedal for almost 14 years now with no repairs and even the U joints are still tight so you may wanna look one of those up too as the Dixon version is usually usually quite a bit less money than the Gibraltar and left or right doesnt change the price.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:10 AM
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No problem, your welcome, one of those should get you thru till you can afford a good one but if that first one is built by the same company that supplies Gibraltar, Dixon, Worldmax and a few others including some Ludwig hardware then it should last pretty good even if if it is only single chain. I have been using a Dixon double chain drive double pedal for almost 14 years now with no repairs and even the U joints are still tight so you may wanna look one of those up too as the Dixon version is usually usually quite a bit less money than the Gibraltar and left or right doesnt change the price.
ahh, the first one just sold..but, the second looks better, and is a little cheaper. I hope to get it soon. and, wow! 14 years? that's amazing! I'm hoping that if I end up getting the pedal, it'll atleast last me half of what your pedal has lasted you so far.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:35 PM
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ahh, the first one just sold..but, the second looks better, and is a little cheaper..

He relisted another in case you didnt see it :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-Off-New-E...item3a73448f85
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:29 AM
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Check out duallist single foot double bass. Wierd shit
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