Many drum companies make top-of-the-line pedals. No matter which you buy (it's a matter of personal preference), these top-of-the-line pedals are all quite good.
The ones I use are IRON COBRA Tama pedals. This is because despite being top-of-the-line pedals which are for all intents and purposes much cheaper than PEARL and AXIS pedals, they are much more affordable. I paid $185 and got a good set of EXCELLENT bass drum pedals. They are not only top of the line but very resilient and not easy to damage. You can get them in rolling glide (more control), strap glide (straps instead of chains), and power glide (snapping at the end for increased power). I use power glides, but sorta wish I had bought the rolling glide ones. Not a matter, of course - my pedals are still excellent.
Pearl ELIMINATORS are the top-of-the-line pearl pedals, and many extremely fast double bass players use them.
AXIS pedals are often considered the gold standard for death metal drummers and speed runs. I don't sense much difference in them from other ones, of course, but drummers like Hellhammer and Pete Sandoval use them, for whatever that is worth to you. The guy who also holds the record for the fastest feet as of 2005 uses them. They cost at least 75% to 100% more than Iron Cobras, however. I was about to shell out $375, until I realized that I really don't play 250 beats per minute and never will. Fuck grind, HAIL DOOM.
DW5000 accelerator ( is that what they are called ?) pedals are also excellent. Many jazz players with incredibly fast feet use them.
Of course, nowadays people are sporting magnetic pedals with no straps and chains. These seem like they'd be ideal, but they still make me wary - what happens if you depolarize them or something?
Anyways, I hope this helps you! I'm not AMAZING at double-bass work but I'm alright, I guess. I really don't think this technique is necessary for heavy metal. BTW, how did you get fast at your double foot technique? Just practicing R-L-R-L all the time?
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