That’s surprising to some extent that you’ve never explored DB. Except that I’ve played since I was a kid, I’m now in my 50’s and just bought my first double pedal about a month ago. I visited my mom and stepdad on Sunday and took the IC for my stepdad to try. He’s 80 years old and he’s been playing since he was a teenager. But he had never played double bass ever until Sunday. I put it on his 1963 Slingerland kit. It was somewhat of a challenge except he was able to keep a steady beat with both feet for a good while, just lost it once he tried to incorporate his hands into anything. Sounds like me. Actually I have developed quads around the kit fairly quickly (a natural progression from triplets for me). After a month I’m nowhere near 100% proficient at any speed but getting better each session.
Something else that I am enjoying about it is that I can practice with my left foot playing bass drum like my right foot always has. It is challenging mentally but I have found it to be rewarding as well. I’m looking at it as much to build stamina and skill as well as expand my mind to experience other things at the kit. After playing for half a century one way, it is requiring some mental gymnastics to undo what became rote ability several decades ago.
I may add my 80’s Tama/Camco hi hat for the right foot to really mess with my head haha.
same here...I grew up in the hardcore punk/metal/thrash scene in the mid 80's....and never thought of trying double bass utill about 10 years ago...
in those days, most of my beats were D-beats of fast double stroke type beats on the single pedal. I originally bought the double pedal to do more of the groove type stuff a la Tim Alexander in Primus...not the machine gun endurance type stuff, but I have been recently working on that now just to say that I can do it
I am a long way off from blast beats, but that is a goal