Re: OLD Yamaha Double Pedal
I also have a single belt drive that looks like that. I bought it in about 1980, and it's been the pedal I've used the most since then, and has always been my favorite.
The similar construction of this double is what drew me to it.
I've spent a little more time with the double, and can't believe how clumsy I feel with it. My left foot is trained for hi-hat, and it feels really odd using it for bass. I'm going to try to give it a fair chance though.
Never had a double before, but I've played around with a few at some stores. Hard to believe, but after dis-assembly, re-lubing, and polishing up a few rough spots, this old pedal feels as good as any of the others I've tried. Smooth as butter.