Yamaha Design “Synapses” FP9 Series
Yamaha’s flagship model, delivering everything a drummer wants in a pedal.
The FP9 Series features a color scheme intended to both create and foster the growth of a new identity for Yamaha foot pedals. Blue is used as an accent color for the new structural parts, so that the characteristics of the products themselves become unique features of the design.
The slim profile of FP9 Series drum pedals conveys an impression of a light playing feel. The plate on which the drummer rests their heel has been made as thin as possible, making it easier to slide the foot left and right as well as forwards and backwards and also allowing a more natural posture when playing.
Although previous series of drum pedals featured a single-piece frame, in the FP9 Series the frame is separated from the units used for numerous different functions, increasing the precision of the positioning and connection of each unit, and reducing shaking. In addition, the adjusters in each location allow stress-free setup of kits, so that drummers can configure them to suit their preferences with ease.
The characteristic Yamaha battledore plate shape and long board are continued from earlier series, and retain the playability so familiar to users of our current products. The mirror finish and blue coloring give the FP9 Series presence even in dark situations, giving them a functional recognizability and providing a more inspiring performance experience.
- Hiroki Nishioka
- Yamaha Design Laboratory