Join Date: Oct 2004
Start off heel down to get a feel for the pedal, and to get your weaker foot working nicely. Once you're comfortable there try experimenting with finding your balance with the heels up. Things to consider are stool height and distance from the pedal.
Definately use a metronome for double bass practise.
Lastly spend a few hours searching and reading the threads in this section, where there's tons of info.
and be patient with it.