Originally Posted by wildbill
I really like the action and feel of the 9500D, but I'm a little concerned with how well it's going to hold up in the long run. Parts of it seem pretty cheaply made.
For example, I took a look at the way the link is held on both ends. For what it costs, I was expecting to see machined pins riding in bushings. Well, the bushings are there, but instead of a machined pin with threads on the end, it's just a regular screw/bolt with threads all the way down.
So the threads are the contact points for the bushings which take the brunt of all the motion.
My older Yamaha pedals seem better made.
If you recall, on the old Ludwig Speed King, that thin strip of metal running from the beater cam to the pedal wasn't really connected to the pedal. It was simply bent and you slipped it under this clip on the pedal board. What was more surprising was that the pin-clip on the pedal board never broke, the connection piece always did!
Maybe you could modify the bolt on your Yamaha?