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4/23/2009 [Drums]

Yamaha Introduces New 8500 and 9500 Series Bass Drum Pedals

DFP-8500C drum pedal
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Drums introduces two new bass pedal lines, the 8500 series and the 9500 series.

The 9500 series includes models FP-9500D, FP-9500C, DFP-9500C and DFP-9500D, and features a smoother, more efficient design than previous pedals. A new hoop clamp eases attachment to the drum, narrower footboards make positioning near a hi-hat more effective, a double-sided beater offers a choice of sharp or soft attack capabilities, and adjustability has been improved.

"These user-friendly pedals are smooth and quiet," says Dave Jewell, marketing manager, Yamaha Drums. "Drum key adjustments for footboard and beater angle are easier to perform among many other improvements."

FP-9500D drum pedal
The 8500 series offers two drive systems for a variety of playing styles. Model FP-8500C is a double chain drive with a nylon strap that users can install instead of the chains. It includes a full bottom-stabilizing plate, a new side-adjusting hoop clamp and a double-sided beater.

The FP-8500B is a strap drive pedal that folds easily for compact storage. Both models come in double-pedal versions (denoted by the DFP model prefix) and feature longer footboards to accommodate heel-down players or those who use the heel-toe technique.

For more information on the 8500 and 9500 series pedals, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Drum Products, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit

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