Yamaha FP9

BonsaiMagpie

Junior Member
Just got the Yamaha FP9C double pedal home from the shop. I am nott looking for advice or comparison nor am I ready to give a review.
Been playing for about half an hour and I'm so damn happy.
That's all I've got to say about that.
 

BonsaiMagpie

Junior Member
Cool
What made you decide on the chains vs direct drive? Can you buy a direct drive unit and install so you can have either option?
Thanks!
I went in Manchester PMT and they had the chain drive version of the FP9 and I tried a Tama Dyna-Sync in direct drive. After playing with them both and making adjustments i preferred the Yamaha by far. I spoke to the Drum dept assistant and we talked a good deal about the differences and benefits and the chain just seemed right.

I'm not sure about buying a direct drive unit, but when you buy the chain unit it comes with interchangeable straps.
 

kkor

Junior Member
Hey guys, I just got the double bass direct drive version of this pedal and my beater angle adjustment keeps coming loose as I play. Is anyone else having this issue? I tighten it as hard as I can and it still comes loose after varying minutes of play. Any suggestions on what I can do to fix? Is my pedal defect?
 

BonsaiMagpie

Junior Member
Hey guys, I just got the double bass direct drive version of this pedal and my beater angle adjustment keeps coming loose as I play. Is anyone else having this issue? I tighten it as hard as I can and it still comes loose after varying minutes of play. Any suggestions on what I can do to fix? Is my pedal defect?
Thanks, I’m gonna take it back to the shop and have them take a look at it.
Did you get this resolved? Mine has started to do this too.
 

Ronzo

Junior Member
I recently purchased the FP9D had to really crank it down but not movement now.
Mine has a thin metal block which works in conjunction with the set screw.
I still have my DW 5000 dbl chain pedal but this Yamaha direct drive pedal puts the DW to shame imho.
 

BonsaiMagpie

Junior Member
Thanks, I’m gonna take it back to the shop and have them take a look at it.
Mine was resolved by fitting extra washers on the pedal. The Drum department at PMT Manchester worked this out and fixed it for me. Its like 99% perfect now.
 
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