4/23/2009 [Drums]Yamaha Introduces New 8500 and 9500 Series Bass Drum Pedals
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.yamahadrums.com.