If you are in the market for a high-end single bass drum pedal, do not overlook the Yamaha FP-9500D. This is a seriously fast and responsive heavy-duty direct drive pedal. With a solid cast link between the rocker shaft and the footboard, the direct drive assists the footboard back on rebound, giving the pedal a quicker response. A lot of drummers that play heel-down prefer the feel of a direct drive. The extra-rugged base plate makes this pedal especially appropriate for a heavy footed drummer. You will not find a better made, more durable pedal for this price point. (Can you tell we like Yamaha hardware?) A carrying case is also included. Get all of your Yamaha hardware at Drum Center of Portsmouth.