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Old 07-30-2010, 05:20 AM
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I wanna learn double bass. Dont have a double pedal. Im on a budget. Would a tama iron cobra junior double pedal be okay for learning ?
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:24 AM
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Default Re: So i wanna learn double bass...

Any pedal that is well built, is not broken, in bad condition or otherwise malfunctioning will be good for learning double bass on. Including the IC Junior.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:33 AM
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Any pedal that is well built, is not broken, in bad condition or otherwise malfunctioning will be good for learning double bass on. Including the IC Junior.
Okay, cool thanks. My other option is a pdp402 double pedal, but the IC jr is probably better right?
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:36 AM
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Okay, cool thanks. My other option is a pdp402 double pedal, but the IC jr is probably better right?
No idea mate. Never seen the PDP.......what I do know is that the pedal doesn't play you, you play the pedal. As long as the beater "goes whack" against the head when you put your foot down, you can learn the process.

Try everything in your budget range. If one "feels" better than another....jump on it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:40 AM
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No idea mate. Never seen the PDP.......what I do know is that the pedal doesn't play you, you play the pedal. As long as the beater "goes whack" against the head when you put your foot down, you can learn the process.
Alright thanks. Well, i find i IC jr for $50 so im ordering it :D
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:10 PM
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Dude, an IC Jr for fifty bucks? Get that! It's a great pedal.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:46 PM
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I learned double bass on my starter drumset pedals, which each cost $30. Bare bones budget stuff. I "upgraded" to a Pearl single-chain pedal, used, about 15 years ago. I haven't found any reason to get anything else yet, because it does what I need it to do, it's light and plenty fast. I've even gigged with it. It's approximately the same level and quality as your ICJr. If you learn on a pedal like that, should you ever decide to upgrade to a pro-quality, $500 pedal set, you should be able to tear it up.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:06 PM
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I suppose if you're just learning double bass then a budget pedal does the job for a while. Once you get more adept with it, you'll eventually want to upgrade. The pedal is one of the most important parts of the kit and even just a spring can greatly improve the feel of the pedal. Iron Cobra's are generally a solid choice but at some point you may, hopefully, realise that a new pedal can actually make you play better.

If you get an old pedal that feels a bit heavier than you'd like, then you're playing will be a bit heavier and a bit slower/drawn back because of it. A smoother pedal would make you feel much more connected to the pedal and give you a much better frame of mind to push yourself to play.

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