Okay, so i;ve just had a bit of good news. At least I hope it is. =P
The online store that I bought my new drive shaft from (http://www.drumshop.co.uk/buy/connec...drum-pedal.htm
) that cost just shy of £45 (It actually cost me £60 as I paid for early delivery) has just phoned me saying that unfortunatly the one I selected isn't in stock, but they're more than happy to send me a different, more expensive one at no extra cost! I think they said that they were selling it for around £80. Naturally, I accepted. =) The network connection was bad so I couldnt quite hear what the make was, but hopefully it will be much better than the one I have right now. Result!