A question for heavy metal double bass players


Senior Member
Hi everyone

Is it safe to just wear boxers and no underwear and play fast double bass or any fast footwork ?
Usually while working out people wear underwear and as double bass is also quite physically demanding
just wanted know what do you guys wear while practising ?
Hope this question is not too personal

Cheers !


Platinum Member
I wear long, baggy pants. If I wear shorts, my knees touch my snare and they rub after a while. Most of my pants have holes in the side of the knees from my snare.

As a side, if only wearing boxers you might wanna put a towel over your seat so it doesn't end up smelling like swamp ass.


Senior Member
I’ve had that doubt my entire life and I’ve never actually looked for the answer hahah
So what is the answer ??

Push pull stroke

Platinum Member
I did a gig at a nudist colony last month. I specifically chose NOT to play nude, because I was afraid that my reaction to the naked ladies would be...visually obvious.