#1
so Xmas is around the corner..looks like I won't have enough money to get myself a drumset, but I was thinking of asking my parents to buy me just the bass pedal for now, that way I can at least practice before I'll get the whole kit..

I plan to get electronic drums but I have no idea which kit I'll end up buying, so my question is, does any pedal gonna fit any drumkit? so that when I get the drums I won't need to buy another pedal!

also is it possible to use the pedal on a wall to practice or do I need a pad?

thanks!
#2
Even though I am not a drummer I'd advise to get the drums first and find something else to practice on (I am sure there is an amateur's solution). My point is, buying a bass pedal before the drums is like buying a bridge before buying a guitar. Another thing you can do is research and set your goal on a certain drum kit and buy your pedal according to it's specs, but you can get ****ed if you choose another in the future This is just my humble guitarist opinion, do what you think it right.
#3
Any pedal works on any kit, yes. Although depending on if you're using a pad or something you may need to use a business card or something, but for the most part, yes.

You COULD use a pedal on a while, if you feel like denting it and ruining the paint So yes, get a pad. I have the Gibraltar pad-- I never use it but it works out well.

If you want to practice you don't need a pedal, you can literally just tap your feet on the floor (heel down or heel up) and it works great. It sounds retarded but trust me, it's not. I use that method all the time and have gotten excellent results. Like, literally doubled my speed in about a year or so.
#4
I've been tapping my feet on the floor since I was born maaaaaan! LOL

thanks guys, maybe I will wait with the pedal..it's a matter of few months till I get the drums anyways