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Who first used Double Bass drumming - fast!?!?!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PanteraFan, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. Well, my drummer and I were pondering this today. Who was the first drummer to use the ultra-fast double-kick drumming(two bass drums, no dbl pedals n stuff), ala Fear Factory, Slayer and Sepultura? We don't know when and where this technique originated, and seeing as we both listen to a lot of music that indulge heavily in this format, we'd like a little more info.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Many of those bands just use one bass drum, and double pedals. Two bass drums are only necessary if you want one to sound different than the other (or for looks.) As far as who started it, no idea.
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    in rock, the first guy to play that way was probably keith moon of the who.
  4. Ginger Baker from Cream is an early example as well.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Louis Bellson, anyone?

    ...though he wasn't doing 'the ultra-fast' ala Slayer, etc.
  6. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    i know lars from metallica used them back in the 80's, during fade to black, when it was the bass and drums doing rhythm, he would use both kick pedals to help add some bottom.
  7. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL


    I think we have a winner... :)
  8. I thought it was Ginger Baker of Cream as well.. if not pretty close to it tho.


  9. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    the slayer drummer rules!

    he may not of been the first one,but hes definitely the best one.
  10. Thanks for all the replies guys. We'd sepcifically like to know who did it ultra fast, like Slayer or Fear Factory and their ilk.

    Thanks again,