The FP-9D is a direct drive kick pedal with quick-adjusting cam/link (Patent Pending). The direct drive gains tension after the tension from the first step recedes. After initially dropping, the tension from the direct drive increases steadily throughout the stroke. Switching the cam from D1 to D3 increases the initial tension.
The direct drive creates a direct link between the footboard and the beater, conveying the movement of the drummer's foot to the beater instantaneously. The link can be moved into three positions, allowing the drummer to fine tune the pedal's action to match their preferred performance.
Yamaha FP-9D Kick Pedal Direct Drive With Case Features
Axle-Stabilizing Bearing Chamber (Patent Pending)
- Quick-adjusting link
- Axle-stabilizing bearing chamber
- Low-profile stabilizing hinge
- Easy-access, auto-lock spring adjustment
- Weight-adjustable beater
- Independent beater/footboard angle adjustment
- Ball bearing drive connection
- Anti-skid heel spikes
- Carrying case
The frame and bearing cover (blue parts) are independently smoothed and precisely fabricated before assembly, allowing them to to be aligned with the central axis of the shaft and ball bearings to unleash a smooth rotation.
Low-Profile Stabilizing Hinge (Patent Pending)
The hinge base and cover (blue parts) are independently smoothed and precisely fabricated before assembly, allowing smooth footboard performance.
Easy-Access Auto-Lock Spring Adjustment (Patent Pending)
Moving the spring adjustment knob upward greatly simplifies the traditionally troublesome tension adjustment process. The knob is locked at a 90-degree angle which prevents it from coming loose on its own.
Weight-Adjustable Beater (U.S. Patent 9685146)
Attaching weights to the beater allows drummers to attain their preferred sound and feel. Aluminum (3g) and brass (9g) weights are both available and can be attached and removed easily.
Independent Beater/Footboard Angle Adjustment
The beater angle and footboard angle can be independently and freely adjusted. The inclusion of an angle checker allows drummers to easily re-create their preferred settings.
Ball Bearing Drive Conection (Patent Pending)
The tip of the footboard comes equipped with ball bearings, allowing even smoother performance.
Anti-Skid Heel Spikes (U.S. Patent 9691367)
The heel of the pedal comes equipped with spikes that prevent slipping when playing and provide improved stability.
The FP9 Series comes with its own semi-hard carrying case.
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