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FDP Forum / Rock-it 88's - Keyboard Forum / sustain pedal

muttluk

California

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Jul 24th, 2009 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have an m-audio keyboard which was included with a really cheap momentary switch to be used as a sustain pedal.

I'm looking to upgrade to something sturdy (worked on the stock one's guts twice this month), a little more substantial in size/weight so it doesn't slide around on my carpet. doesn't matter if it's just a single pedal, but bonus if it's a double.

m audio has a single piano pedal which has decent amazon reviews. Anyone here have first hand experience's or recomendations?

pedal in question

(This message was last edited by muttluk at 10:34 AM, Jul 24th, 2009)

Telemundo

USA

Jul 24th, 2009 12:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't used that one, but it seems to get good reviews. The Roland and Yamaha pedals are also fine.

The main thing to look for in a damper pedal is its polarity. Some keyboards want to see a switch that's normally closed, some want to see one that's normally open. If you get the wrong kind, the notes sustain when the pedal is NOT pressed. Some pedals have a polarity switch, those will work with any keyboard.

The main problem I've encountered with all these pedals is that they start squeaking after a while, but a little lubrication usually fixes that, at least temporarily.

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