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Old 04-30-2007, 08:02 PM
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Default Double Bass or Double Pedal

Okay i heard alot on this so i was wondering which is better, Easier, soundsbetter.Double bass or double pedal
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:07 PM
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Double Bass:

-Sounds much better, drums can actually breathe.
-Turns heads at gigs
-Drumdials are a must for tuning these


Double pedal:

-A little less of a burden
-Don't have to tune two drums
-Sounds like crap at hi speeds, like a sustainde note


I much prefer double bass, and its also very METAL!
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:47 PM
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Sorry to sound rude, but are we going to have a thread like this everyday?
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:12 PM
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Default Re: Double Bass or Double Pedal

if you already have a good kit with a single bass, buying a double pedal is still almost as good as a double bass. but if your're in the market for a new drumset altogether and you havn't purchased a multi-hundred dollar pedal yet, then i would say the double bass would be the way to go, i personally wish i didn't buy my iron cobras cuz i really want a double bass kit, maybe i can sell it later
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:20 AM
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Double Bass:

-Sounds much better, drums can actually breathe.
-Turns heads at gigs
-Drumdials are a must for tuning these


Double pedal:

-A little less of a burden
-Don't have to tune two drums
-Sounds like crap at hi speeds, like a sustainde note


I much prefer double bass, and its also very METAL!
Less of a burden:
  • Don't have to lug around two bass drums
  • Don't have to buy two bass drums.
  • Don't have to buy two bass drum cases.
  • Don't have to maintain two bass drums.

Advantages of two bas drums:
  • You can have two different sized bass drums
  • The feel is slightly better on two bass drums

If you are looking for input on buying a double pedal over buying two bass drums, I can't tell you what to do. But what I did was buy a double pedal. If you aren't into playing metal all that much, then having two bass drums is really kind of silly. If you are going to being playing metal, than two bass drums are pretty much a must, unless you are Nicko Mcbrain.


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Old 05-04-2007, 12:17 AM
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Less of a burden:
  • Don't have to lug around two bass drums
  • Don't have to buy two bass drums.
  • Don't have to buy two bass drum cases.
  • Don't have to maintain two bass drums.
Don't forget twice the microphones...

And at 40 bucks a pop, kick drum heads are expensive enough one at a time...

I think unless you're going to be doing alot of constant 16th note kick drum stuff it's unnecessary to have 2 kick drums. I do agree though that when you walk into whatever club and see a drummer with a double bass set, it does something to you... haha.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:36 AM
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Don't forget twice the microphones...

And at 40 bucks a pop, kick drum heads are expensive enough one at a time...

I think unless you're going to be doing alot of constant 16th note kick drum stuff it's unnecessary to have 2 kick drums. I do agree though that when you walk into whatever club and see a drummer with a double bass set, it does something to you... haha.
You made it a little cleared than I did but 4 bass drum heads at $40 each = $160. Or if you just change the batters out $80.

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Old 06-28-2007, 07:38 AM
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2 bass drums ftw!

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Old 06-28-2007, 08:19 AM
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I was able to find a pretty decent deal on my second bass on ebay. I have my double pedal on my pratice pad I could just use one kick if I wanted still. I like the feel of two kicks. If you have room and the money go for it.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:56 AM
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I do agree though that when you walk into whatever club and see a drummer with a double bass set, it does something to you... haha.
Yeah, makes me feel like I just time-warped back to the mid-80's.
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Double Bass: -Drumdials are a must for tuning these.
25 years I played double-kick, never have and never will own a drum dial (unless someone gives me 1 for free). It's really pretty easy to tune 2 kicks to sound similar, especially if they're in the same room and side by side.

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Old 06-28-2007, 11:46 PM
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I'd prefer a double kick pedal, as opposed to a double bass drum set up. True, the 2 bass drums look absolutely kick ass cool, but I have enough hassle transporting around one (22") bass drum, much less two!!
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:43 PM
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Yeah, makes me feel like I just time-warped back to the mid-80's.

25 years I played double-kick, never have and never will own a drum dial (unless someone gives me 1 for free). It's really pretty easy to tune 2 kicks to sound similar, especially if they're in the same room and side by side.
I don't find the drum dial as useful on the bass drum but they are GREAT otherwise.

BTW I just got a double bass kit, and there is a difference in feel that's for sure. You can always take just one kick out with a double pedal if you wanted to.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:05 AM
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the 2 bass drums look absolutely kick ass cool, but I have enough hassle transporting around one (22") bass drum, much less two!!
that's my problem too :(

Im dreaming having 2 bass drums

but i cant move them to the gigs :(
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:09 AM
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Sorry to sound rude, but are we going to have a thread like this everyday?
Pfft, please....bi-weekly.
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: Double Bass or Double Pedal

my opinion about this thread is same with jaska raatikainen's ....;)
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