Best Double Bass Drum Pedal

MrInsanePolack

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Did they play the song that has sword fight clang sounds in it?
My bass player and I hung out at the merch table during the show. The girl at their merch table knew their whole show word for word. She would say it, then they would say it. Everything about their show was rehearsed.

They closed the show with The Glory of Achilles. That's a pretty tough song.
 

SVBJECT

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So I have to confess in my youth I was terribly guilty of more gear = better drummer.
I had a kit and bought a duallist, it seemed like instant I-can-play-death-metal kinda thing. Yey great (I obviously couldn't!)
The next step, clearly, was to buy a monster 10-piece kit, totally wasted on me, but there you go.
So, I OBVIOUSLY bought a second duallist pedal - playing quad pedals total sick no?
And instantly realized the required playing was actually far harder - I wasn't playing 1&2&3&4&, I had to play 1a--2a--3a--4a--, which, at any speed worth having the gear at all, was way above my ability to play tight.

Anyway, long story short, I never really utilized them, nor practiced engaging/disengaging the second pedal with my heals, whilst playing. However, I do still own them and have wondered if with my now more mature approach to learning to play the drums I would get some good results. I will wait until I feel constrained not having them before I try them out though I think.

I am currently using a pair of Tama HP200B, they're old but solid and I have no complaints. Again, when I am skilled enough to feel held back by them I'll know it's time to change.
 

NackAttack

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So I have to confess in my youth I was terribly guilty of more gear = better drummer.
I had a kit and bought a duallist, it seemed like instant I-can-play-death-metal kinda thing. Yey great (I obviously couldn't!)
The next step, clearly, was to buy a monster 10-piece kit, totally wasted on me, but there you go.
So, I OBVIOUSLY bought a second duallist pedal - playing quad pedals total sick no?
And instantly realized the required playing was actually far harder - I wasn't playing 1&2&3&4&, I had to play 1a--2a--3a--4a--, which, at any speed worth having the gear at all, was way above my ability to play tight.

Anyway, long story short, I never really utilized them, nor practiced engaging/disengaging the second pedal with my heals, whilst playing. However, I do still own them and have wondered if with my now more mature approach to learning to play the drums I would get some good results. I will wait until I feel constrained not having them before I try them out though I think.

I am currently using a pair of Tama HP200B, they're old but solid and I have no complaints. Again, when I am skilled enough to feel held back by them I'll know it's time to change.
I’d be more interested in one pedal that could work the left beater and hihat. I’m In a leg brace with my right foot and I can only play closed hats with my left foot on the slave pedal for the next 3 weeks. Possibly surgery after that.

I admittedly don’t know much about the Dualist pedals, but can’t you get the same results with heel toe on any pedal?
 

SVBJECT

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I’d be more interested in one pedal that could work the left beater and hihat. I’m In a leg brace with my right foot and I can only play closed hats with my left foot on the slave pedal for the next 3 weeks. Possibly surgery after that.

I admittedly don’t know much about the Dualist pedals, but can’t you get the same results with heel toe on any pedal?

Again the purchase was during a time in my youth when I favoured gear over skill 🤷‍♂️
Yes, I daresay you could near enough, although I suspect the twin duallist would win especially if the drummer had put in the hours practicing it more. But then again the word cheater floated about occasionally when I explained them to drummers and musicians before - I guess theres a line somewhere there that some people would see as dishonest but where you wanna draw it is your call...
 

NackAttack

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But then again the word cheater floated about occasionally… I guess theres a line somewhere there that some people would see as dishonest but where you wanna draw it is your call...
If I ever find a copy of the official drumming rulebook I’ll share what I find out. I’m sure it’s right after the section on triggers.
 
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