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On being a single pedal player...
“I’ve always had my own thing going on,” Luke explains, “so I didn’t record any of this record [Weapons] with a double pedal. Every other Lostprophets record has double pedal, but the reason I wanted single pedal was that a lot of the drummers I respect - Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Jorma from The Bronx - they’re all single-pedal guys and that’s how I’ve been most of my life. And I was like, ‘I’m gonna do me on this record, I don’t need a double,’ so I put the single out and we got the kit that the Foo Fighters used on Wasting Light, a Ludwig, and we just mixed it up.
“We used a vintage 1969 Ludwig, and we had Tama send down a Starclassic same as mine, and between the two kicks we managed to get this awesome sound making a mish-mash of drums. I’m not a roll-fill drummer, I’m single-stroke, so it’s more about attack, velocity, single-stroke fills - the Bonham/Grohl school of thinking.”