FP9C Single-Pedal Double-Chain Drive Kick Pedal for Drums Overview
The Yamaha FP9C is a double-chain drive, single kick-drum pedal. Designed for pro stage and studio use, the pedal sports a reliable double-chain drive for a more fluid kick movement. Its cam, placed at the bottom of the chain, can be switched into three different positions, thus allowing you to fine tune the pedal's performance to your desired predilections. Should you view the operation of a belt-drive pedal to be smoother to your playing style, you can swap out the chain with an included nylon belt.
A patented axle-stabilizing bearing chamber facilitates smooth action, and a low-profile stabilizing hinge provide a fluid experience on the foot-board. You can also easily adjust other aspects of the kick pedal, such as the beater angle and foot-board angle, to better suit your preferences. Additionally, tweaking the tension of the pedal's spring is a straightforward, easy affair, what with a prominent auto-lock spring adjustment knob at the foot of the pedal. Brass and aluminum beater-weights are included, as is a semi-hard carrying case.
Key Features at a Glance
- Quick-adjusting cam
- Axle-stabilizing bearing chamber
- Low-profile stabilizing hinge
- Easy-access, auto-lock spring adjustment
- Weight-adjustable beater with brass and aluminum weights
- Independent beater and footboard angle adjustment
- Ball-bearing drive connection for smooth performance
- Anti-skid heel spikes
- Carrying case included
FP9C Single-Pedal Double-Chain Drive Kick Pedal For Drums
Type Single-Pedal Pedal Drive Double-Chain Drive, Optional Belt-Drive with Included Nylon Belt Beater Type 1 x Aluminum Beater Weight, 1 x Brass Beater Weight Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer Weight Not Specified by ManufacturerPackaging Info Package Weight 9.765 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.8 x 11 x 8.6"
No play in this pedal
Top to bottom, heel to toe, every part of the Yamaha FP9 has been engineered for maximum stability. Ball bearings in the pedal hinge and toe plate, front and rear adjustable spikes, and a flex-fighting under-axle subframe neutralize any side-to-side movement. What's really unique is the FP9's Axle-Stabilizing Bearing Chamber (patent pending), which is precisely fabricated to yield a velvet-smooth response between axle, cam, and beater.
Independent pedal height and beater angle
Footboard and beater travel can be independently customized in the FP9. Visual markings on the frame permit repeat pedal height settings from session to session.
Key-adjustable cam response
Three Quick-Adjusting Cam settings in the FP9 allow players to further fine-tune response. From perfectly linear in center position to added power or acceleration on either side of the stroke, the FP9's adjustable cam serves as the motor for your preferred style of playing.
Self-locking spring tensioner
The FP9's ergonomic spring tensioner controls pedal resistance from playing position. A self-locking knob, which clicks to lock in both directions, eliminates the lock washers and locking nuts of traditional designs. What it creates is the potential for song-to-song tension adjustments on the fly.
Weighted beater system
Included aluminum (3g) and brass (9g) horseshoe weights clip directly onto the FP9 beater for added weight and heft. Both sizes can have a serious effect on tone and response. Looking for maximum power and authority? Try using both at once.
Yamaha FP9C Chain-drive Bass Drum Pedal Features:
- Smooth, stable chain-drive single kick pedal
- Swayless design and sport bike-inspired visuals
- Quick-Adjusting Cam with three settings
- Ergonomic self-locking spring tensioner
- Weighted beater system with removable weights
- Independent beater angle and footboard height
- Hinge bearings, front and rear spikes, and Yamaha's Axle-Stabilizing Bearing Chamber eliminate play
- Under-axle subframe keeps pedal from flexing
- Includes nylon strap and carry case
- Drive System:Single Chain
- Manufacturer Part Number:FP-9C