Tips on how to choose a double bass drum pedal, from Sweetwater’s own Derek Senestraro. There are lots of great double bass drum pedals on the market today. Just as with a single pedal, there are some things to look at and think through as you are deciding which is best for you.
1. Drive connection — There are several options, with chain drive being the most popular and common today. Chain is durable and will last quite a long time. It does have a different feel, a little less “bouncy” than a strap and very different than a direct drive. Drive connection is a very important parameter contributing to the “feel” of the pedal.