How far apart should my double bass pedals be?

Beater distance should be about 1 1/2″ to 2 inches from the head in a rest state. Adjust the angles and tension to accomplish that position. You will have 3 adjustments to experiment with pedal tension, beater angle, and footboard height.

Where do I put my double kick pedals?

So, how do you set up a drum set with a double bass pedal? The traditional setup is to attach the primary pedal to the bass drum as you would a single pedal and to place the second, slave pedal just to the right of the hi hat stand’s pedal board.

What does a double bass pedal do?

A double bass drum pedal operates much the same way only with a second footplate controlling a second beater on the same drum. Most commonly this is attached by a shaft to a remote beater mechanism alongside the primary pedal mechanism.

Where should the beater hit the bass drum?

As a general rule the beater should strike the bass drum slightly higher than center. About an inch above works for most folks. If the beater hits directly on center the head tends to bounce more and it flams against the head easier if it is buried into the head.

How far should the beater be from the bass drum?

I’d recommend starting by placing your bass drum pedal into position (there’s usually a slot under your bass drum. Then measure a distance of about 3 inch (about 8 cm) or have your beater set at an angle that’s about 45°.

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