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SK55
07-16-2010, 04:48 PM
Just got a DW 3000 Double Bass pedal, what can I do to practice and get better/quicker/more precise?
Note: that this is my first double bass pedal.

Also, on the double chain, how can I change the placement of where the chain connects on the cam (i think ) ?
Like in this picture: http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/9058/dsc00639vp.jpg (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/dsc00639vp.jpg/)

TalonTsi90
07-16-2010, 07:28 PM
Dont think you can.

SLIPKNOT1
07-17-2010, 12:03 AM
Just got a DW 3000 Double Bass pedal, what can I do to practice and get better/quicker/more precise?
Note: that this is my first double bass pedal.

Also, on the double chain, how can I change the placement of where the chain connects on the cam (i think ) ?
Like in this picture: http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/9058/dsc00639vp.jpg (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/dsc00639vp.jpg/)

There is a small pin you take out to re-adjust the chain position. that sets your pedal board angle.

Nice picture by the way, i am the one who took that picture!

Mike Foreman
07-17-2010, 09:36 AM
Just got a DW 3000 Double Bass pedal, what can I do to practice and get better/quicker/more precise?


Back when I was learning to play double bass I decided to kill two birds with one stone so I wrote my own double bass patterns then practiced them until I got them right. That way, I reinforced both my playing & reading skills. I would write out parts with frequent time & sticking (OK, it's not sticking when it's played with feet, but you get the idea) changes. All that helps more than just playing along with recordings or off the top of your head.

Come to think of it, I may start doing that again as I took over a decade off from playing & my current footwork is nowhere near what it used to be. Thanks for asking this question.

SK55
07-17-2010, 10:14 AM
Thank You slip for that I will have a look, and yeah I know it was in your thread :P

MD4man thanks for that, though I don't really know how to read or write music :O, though will practicing exercises such as doubles etc help?

EDIT* Just had a look, where is this pin and how do I take it out?

BabylonWillFall
07-17-2010, 12:16 PM
Thank You slip for that I will have a look, and yeah I know it was in your thread :P

MD4man thanks for that, though I don't really know how to read or write music :O, though will practicing exercises such as doubles etc help?

EDIT* Just had a look, where is this pin and how do I take it out?

Study the pedal dude. There's a chain on a cam. Locking that chain in is a wee little pin. That's what you're lookin for broham.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/2006-07-06_dw5000_1.jpg

There's a masterlink there and a pin. Use a screwdriver to pop the master link off of (probably) each side then you should be able to push or lightly tap the pin out. Be careful and don't lose, bend, or break anything.

Mike Foreman
07-17-2010, 01:55 PM
MD4man thanks for that, though I don't really know how to read or write music :O, though will practicing exercises such as doubles etc help?

I'm sure there are great books, YouTube videos, and web sites with tons of great excercises to practice. I'm not the best person to recommend certain ones, though, as I haven't looked into those resources lately.

What I'm going to start doing is practicing rudiments with my feet. I'd recommend you give that a try. I like this site for seeing & hearing the rudiments: http://www.vicfirth.com/education/rudiments.php

Lastly, it might help to take a step back & learn some basic music theory. Your playing will only improve by developing a greater understanding of how to (at least) read music. Those parts and styles that you never knew how to duplicate when just listening to them become achievable when you read them. Good luck.

Myrmidon
07-17-2010, 02:07 PM
As above, give rudiments a shot. Try singles, double, paradiddles etc, anything you think might be fun. Start off nice and slow so you feel comfortable and in control and gradually increase the tempo. Playing to a metronome is always a good idea too. You're not going to pick this up over night but if you keep at it you should start to see results soon.

SB.

SK55
07-17-2010, 02:21 PM
Yeah I know singles, doubles, a few paradiddles, etc. I learned those and some basic ways to read music (like accents, ghost notes, thats it)
Also I'm scared I don't know where pin is and how to take it out, i'm afraid im going to break it because i seriously will cry. It's not that easy to save up 200$ at 15 with no job

Myrmidon
07-18-2010, 04:09 AM
I'll let you into a secret which is how I raise all my money for drum stuff... I go to car boot sales, buy people rubbish for 50p then sell it on eBay for 4-5! Things like love bears or whatever they're called, vinyls if they are in good nick always sell.

The advantage is you don't need much money to start off with.

Give it a go.

SB.

SK55
07-18-2010, 09:00 AM
Well I don't use ebay , or know how