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.
2. Plate on the secondary pedal — This may not seem that important, but having a plate on the second pedal really helps with stability. Many of the less expensive pedals on the market don’t provide a plate, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, you just have to think through your style of playing. If you’re playing hard and fast on the second pedal (blast beats, heavy metal, etc.), then I’d highly recommend sticking with a second pedal with a plate. Remember that second pedal isn’t anchored to anything, so the more weight it has, the more stable it will be.