Jay Weinberg of SLIPKNOT – Why I Prefer 2 Kick Drums

Here’s an age-old drummer question – one kick drum with a double pedal, or two kick drums with one single pedal on each? Not being a real drummer, I’ve never had a preference, but the good drummers I know tend to have very strong opinions.


Being a drummer in a band the size of Slipknot, you get to have pretty much whatever you want, as long as the front of it has a Slipknot logo. In the below videos, drummer Jay Weinberg discusses (among other things) his preference for dual kick drums with single pedals. The interviews are peppered with some performances and shots of his kit.

Which do YOU prefer, and why?

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