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Old 04-01-2009, 01:01 AM
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Default Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

Hey guys,

I just found this pedal on Kijiji for $250 and it looks like it's in pretty good condition. I'm just wondering how much of a difference there is between direct drive and chain drive pedals. I ask because I don't know if I'll get a chance to play a direct drive pedal at my shop (don't think they have any).
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:25 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

Direct Drive has it's own feel, kind of hard to describe. I used to play a speed king (20 years ago)which is direct drive before I went to the Dw linup for a double bass pedal and the direct drive felt great back then. Like you no one in my area has the yamaha direct drive, I would love to get my feet on some to try out! Is that new or used, if it's used that price seems a little high. Look on e-bay to compare prices.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:02 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

Is it this pedal?

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...dal?sku=490549

$250 seems a bit pricey if that is it. I myself have been wondering about direct drive pedals. I tried an axis at GC and it felt more natural to me than a chain drive. I'm thinking about that, the Ludwig Speed King or the Trick Dominator. Maybe the Yamaha too but it's hard to find these to try out.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:25 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

The Yamaha FDDD is a great pedal. $250 is too high for a single. That's what a double would cost (around that, used).
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:47 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

Oh, sorry guys, I forgot to mention that it's a double pedal. Long day...
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:16 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

Direct drive pedals have a more... er... direct feel. The motions of your foot are conveyed more precisely to the footboard, and the motions of the footboard are conveyed back to your foot just as precisely. Chains and straps tend to have more give; direct drive has none.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:51 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

so generally direct drives are better?
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

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so generally direct drives are better?

Not for everyone, some guys just don't like the feel of the direct drive and can not get used to it.
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:52 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

I traded mine for an iron cobra (which I started hate, it seemed to have a mind of its own) and finally my foot control was back.
The FDDD has a longer board which I really like, and the heel part is not ridiculously high
off the ground the way it is on iron cobras.
It had a little play in the hinge but after tightening 4 little bolts with small allen keys
it became super solid. There are small clicky noises sometimes but nothing to worry about.
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