Different tuning can be very effective but only in the right setting and you'll need to have very advanced independence skills to get the best out of that feature. Another benefit to some is the more coherent feel of two kicks. You don't get the cross head bounce effect that many feel from a double pedal. Otherwise, as GD above.Double pedal:
Less expensive. easier to move if gigging, less floor space
Can be tuned differently, looks cool to some. That's it.
I've done both (but now do neither) and I like two bass drums for the sound and the feel off the left kick head, but definitely prefer the double pedal for transporting and setting up. Also, it's really hard to conveniently position toms and cymbals with that 2nd kick sitting there unless you get a rack.Im planning to buy a new drum set. Right now i'm using a Dw 7000 but should i stick with double pedal or try Double bass?
Has anyone try both? Please tell which one you prefer
Well let me put it this way and I think everyone will agree, if I were a pro touring drummer and I didn't have to lug everything around, I would play 2 bass drums.Not much considering that's just one opinion but it has been repeated by everyone else that getting a double pedal is best.
I dunno', I just think the double kick is just a bit outdated
I feel the same way about 4 piece kits, tinted windows, and monster trucks.
A double pedal feels awkward compared to two kicks. As I mentioned somewhere else, I ditched my double pedal, and Ill never use one again. The 5 extra minutes it takes you to walk out to the van, grab the 2nd kick and set it up isnt really a big deal.