Get a Sleishman bassdrum.
Custom made to YOUR specifications. They're a freefloating design - there's nothing bolted into the shell. They sound fantastic. One day I'm going to own a 6 ply rock maple kit - including a 22"x20" bassdrum :D :D :D :D.
I'm also getting a 14"x6.5" Jarrah snaredrum for my birthday. I can't wait *dribble* only 17 days til I get my snaredrum!!!! Also I'm turning 21... but... SLEISHMAN SNAREDRUM!!!!!!
Now I'm all excited again!!
get another bd, go for it, it looks so cool!
Some other advantages to playing double bass drums is it centers you. With a single kick one tends to be cocked to the left a bit (with a right handed setup). Another thing is it's different playing two separate independant pedals than playing a single double kick pedal. You must weigh the differences and decide for yourself which is right for you.
Personally, I think Dave Weckl has the perfect idea for the use of two bass drums. Use two different size drums, put a double pedal on each one with a single beater on the far right one. This gives you the best of all worlds:
1. You can play double bass on a single drum as if having two bass drums that are the same size.
2. You can alternate double bass and get two different tonal and pitches qualities.
3. You can choose to play one or the other and have two different tonal and pitches qualities at your disposal.
4. Depending what sizes you choose, you can use any one given bass drum for a specialized gig, i.e. jazz combo. Who says you must ALWAYS use them both?!
So you can see that there are several advantages to having and playing two bass drums. It just takes a little thinking through is all.
Actually, I'm planning on setting this up with a double Pedal:
I'll seperate the two (i.e. put the beater on the slave side, move the spring to that side and get rid of the rod) pedals for the double bass set-up. And if I ever have a gig, like some funk/bossa or what ever... I'll just take one kick and the double pedal put back together.
I like the idea of being more balance with this kind of set-up.
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