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Old 01-14-2008, 10:50 PM
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Default Yamaha Flying Dragon

Hey Just joined the club and purchased a yamaha flying dragon direct drive, and man can it move. I do the heel toe technique on both feet and I can flat out roll on that pedal. Best pedal on the market by far.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:56 PM
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Yeah, I got one of these in a single pedal at a guitar center on sale. It is smooth and doesn't break your wallet like a DW pedal.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

I got one of those a couple years ago. It was my first double pedal so it took me a while but now it's safe to say I can really throw down on that thing. I woud make sure you try it first, lots of people don't like the feel of the direct drive.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:43 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

i have the double chain single pedal version of the Flying Dragon. by far THE best pedal i have ever played!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

and i call bull$#@& on anyone who says their made too light,ive owned a dragon for about 6 years now and its taken everything i could throw at it
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:41 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

It may just be me but i find that you can't get a very solid setting on it... that is, you can't (or at least i can't) get a decent amount of tension. It just feels like the pedal is a feather. I can't get it to feel like there's any decent resistance from the pedal. The only way i can get any resistance is by adjusting the pedal so that it is sitting really high up... so that you have to play a further stroke every action. However, if i do this, when i take my foot off the pedal, the direct drive shaft clangs against the underside of the vertical bar that it is attached to. Obviously i don't want that sound every time i switch from a using the double bass back to a closed hi-hat. I know that this must be hard to understand...sorry.

If anyone knows of how to get some decent tension then please let me know, cause at the moment it feels like i'm playing against air, i almost have to lift the beater from the head... well, it's not that bad.
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:07 AM
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i use short door springs on mine
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:17 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

I play a pair of single direct-drives & have thought them too light for quite some time. I have the footboards almost flat, the springs tightened all the way, & the beater heights set so the shaft just touches the upper drive linkage bolt.
I had always used the metal thingy that clamps to the beater shaft as a memory lock - pushed all the way down to the mount. I now find that moving it up to the bottom of the beater (poof - it's now a counterweight!) makes the pedals feel more solid & controllable, and only very slightly slower.
It took a couple days to get used to the new feel but I'm much happier with them now.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

I'm thinking of buying that double pedal, but I wonder a few things.
What experiences do you guys have of the Flying Dragon? Yes, I have tried it at a store, but only on a pad. Do you get god "punch" on the drum head with it? Does it hit hard or is it only good for fast playing? Do you have any special opinions?
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:14 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

I have the FP9415 single pedal, which is basically the double-chain drive version.. You also get a strap to use if you want instead of the chain... but I use the chain.

I basically kept the stock settings out of the box and it's perfect!! I love using Yamaha felt beaters too, they just feel right,
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:05 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

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Do you get god "punch" on the drum head with it? Does it hit hard or is it only good for fast playing?
I would have to say "you're" who controls how hard and fast a pedal is, not the pedal itself. I love the Yamaha FDDD myself. I have 2 single pedals. Might well be the last pedal I need to buy.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:37 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

i would really like to try out a flying dragon since i am either going to buy that or a pearl eliminator but sadly no shop near me has any of them in store for me to try :(
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:17 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

You guys think that a direct-drive double pedal Flying Dragon is a good deal at $100?
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:27 AM
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........direct-drive double pedal Flying Dragon is a good deal at $100?
More like a steal......
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:31 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon

Haha I knew it.

It's like 200 miles from my house though.

I'll see if he ships tomorrow. I really wanna try out the direct drive.
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