I grew up in the ’80s, as the double bass pedal rose in popularity, and it was a game-changer. Drummers didn’t have to buy, store, or transport two bass drums to play double bass anymore. I had a friend back then who could play anything with his feet—doubles, paradiddles, and more. I sought to differentiate myself from him and other players at the time, so I decided to play a single pedal exclusively.

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