About to start learning. Tips please :)


Junior Member
Hi I'm about to buy my first kit. I'll be looking at a electronic drum kit (as to not annoy the neighbours) with mesh heads. Likely I'll be getting a second hand Roland kit. Anyway I'm into metal music and eventually that's what I want to play.
For most metal I listen too the drummers use double bass pedals. So my question is, should I buy a double bass petal from the start and learn with that or wait till I have established myself with a single pedal??
Also if I do buy a double bass pedal do I need to change the bass drum on the Electronic bass drum or will it be set up and go?

Thanks for any advice :)

Duck Tape

Platinum Member
Most e-kits accommodate double pedals. The ones with a foot-pedal but no pad will obviously not.

I don't see why you can't get a double pedal straight away, as long as you learn to use the hihat pedal also. Get a few lessons at least.

Super Phil

Senior Member
Yes, get lessons! Also, I know you want to rock that double bass, but don't neglect that left foot for open hi hat stuff either.


Senior Member
The best kit you can afford. Good teacher. Learn the rudiments and practice them until you dream about them. Double pedal is fine but learn one then both.