Frame Structure : This Yamaha original design incorporates a sub-frame just below the rocker shaft to deliver greater stability and durability. Drummers will experience smoother, more stable movement particularly in double pedal setups since bearings for both the main and remote beaters are incorporated into the sub-frame.
The FP-9500D is a direct drive single pedal, with a solid cast link between the rocker shaft and the footboard. The direct drive "pushes" the footboard back on rebound, giving the pedal a quicker response. Many drummers that play heel-down prefer the fee...
The FP-9500D is a direct drive single pedal, with a solid cast link between the rocker shaft and the footboard. The direct drive "pushes" the footboard back on rebound, giving the pedal a quicker response. Many drummers that play heel-down prefer the feel of a direct drive. The FP-9500D has adjustments for beater angle, footboard angle, and spring tension. The pedal frame has a stabilizer bar cast into it below the rocker shaft to eliminate flex. This keeps the bearings in alignment and gives the pedal a smooth feel. The hole in the beater hub is tear drop shaped so it securely holds the beater shaft and keeps the new two-sided beater from spinning. The new beater is felt on one side, and hard plastic on the other. The side-adjustable hoop clamp holds firmly to different thickness hoops, and tightens with a wing bolt. The FP-9500D ships in a hard sided soft case for transport.
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|Yamaha Base Plate||Yes|
|Yamaha's Flame Design||Yes|
|BD Hoop Clamp System||Yes|
|Footboard Angle Adjustment||Yes|
|Tear Drop Beater Shaft Rocker||Yes|
|Beater Angle Adjustment||Yes|
|Spring Roller with Bearings||Yes|
|Spring Tension Adjustment Lock System||Yes|
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- slight squeak
Comments about Yamaha fp9500d:
I was shopping for a new pedal after my trusty pedal of many years (rhymes with Wiron Dobra) finally self-destructed. As a dedicated Yamaha fanatic, I had been kicking around the idea of the Yamaha Flying Dragons, when I stumbled upon the less ideally named, but vastly superior FP9500D. I had never played a direct drive pedal before, but upon trying the 9500, was immediately hooked.
-Construction. These pedals (I use the double pedal) are every bit as strong and durable as my prior pedal, which I consider to be the benchmark for sturdiness in the industry. The Yamahas are built like a dang tank.
-Speed. My band, Naildriver, went into the studio less than a week after I purchased the new Yamahas, and I noticed without even trying that I picked up 20bpm with no effort. Part of the reasoning was going from a double chain drive to a direct drive, but the overall build of the pedal is much lighter than most. Also, there is zero loss of power, as I have a very heavy foot, and despite playing in a metal band, refuse to use electronic assistance for any sounds (triggers).
-Value. The Yamaha 9500D is a pedal of the highest quality, performing to me as well as others of similar ilk, i.e. Axis, DW, Pearl, or Trick, at fully half to one-third the cost. A fantastic bang for the buck, and quite simply cannot be beaten in value by any other company, period.
-Packaging: While not a hard case, the Yamaha 9500 comes in a super-high quality soft case with a zippered pouch for the beaters, dedicated area for the connection shaft (double pedal), a good-sized front pouch for drum keys, spare snare wires, notepads, Sharpies or whatever you may want to put there, and a tough shoulder strap. Nice job.
-Some adjustable beater shaft weights would have been a nice touch to make the beater a tad heavier, but as this pedal is designed for speed and durability, this is a SUPER minor issue.
-I did develop a small squeak in the left pedal spring about 4 months into my current 2 years of ownership. Careful disassembly and judicious use of quality lubricant rectified the issue.
Overall, I can honestly say that the Yamaha FP9500D is the best pedal I have ever owned or played. I've been drumming for 42 years, and have played/owned pedals from every major drum manufacturer in existence, and the FP9500D, for the money, puts them all to shame easily. Well done, folks.
- Was this a gift?: