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Purchasing a Double Bass Pedal, #4

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.

4. The size and feel of the pedal is critical. Some are quite small, such as the DW and others are larger, including the Tama and the Pearl. Style of playing is a big factor in deciding which is best for you. The smaller, lighter-weight pedalboards allow for faster action and less mass to move…which might lead you to wonder why anyone would want a big pedalboard. The answer is that with a larger pedalboard, the feel is more substantial, and even though the ‘board is bigger it will still respond very well.

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