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Offline anon125

sustain and volume pedals
« on: March 01, 2020, 10:01:28 PM »
does anyone have favourites ?
or are they all the same?
thanks all
PS we like the L3C stand and the  WB2 Bench but have not bought them yet
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.
 

Offline Enildo

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 10:06:06 PM »
I use the yamaha pedals. They never gave me a headache.
I've used parallel marks and they couldn't take it.

Enildo
When word fail, Music speaks!
 

Offline anon125

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 12:09:31 AM »
model numbers?
thanks
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.
 

Offline ton37

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 12:12:47 AM »
I use the cheap M Audio EX-P expression pedal. Works well.
My best regards,
Ton
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Former KB:Technics Sx-Kn7000, Tyros 5/76, Genos, S770, S975.
 

Offline Enildo

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 01:45:40 AM »
model numbers?
thanks

Yamaha FC5 Pedal. I use two pedals.

Enildo
When word fail, Music speaks!
 

Offline anon125

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 03:09:19 AM »
thanks but wouldn't the volume be better controlled by a Yamaha FC7 Volume Control Pedal ?
thanks
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.
 

Offline mikf

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 05:06:28 AM »
There are many acceptable alternatives. Most work just as well as the Yamaha.
Mike
 

Offline dogendo

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 08:48:27 AM »
With the M-Audio EX-P i think you can adjust the offset so the volume do not drop to 0 when the pedal is full up (it's better for drawbars organ sounds) ; i do not think it is possible with the FC7 or maybe i am wrong
Mike
 

Offline anon125

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 04:39:07 PM »
so much to learn!
thanks all
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.
 

Offline rcpilot

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 06:04:11 PM »
I use FC-7...and a korg sustain (the sustain doesn't matter that much as to brand)
Lee
Yamaha SX-900, used to play Thomas and Yamaha Organ's
 

Offline anon125

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2020, 11:29:07 PM »
very interesting.
thanks
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.
 

Offline Mikk

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 01:14:55 AM »
Many of these a very overpriced, you can always make your own for a fraction of the price.

Make sustain pedal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca09WBLxYXQ

make a volume pedal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9UMVkmM1RM


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Offline Bernie9

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2020, 04:09:07 PM »
I use FC-7...and a korg sustain (the sustain doesn't matter that much as to brand)
Lee

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Offline anon125

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2020, 04:45:59 PM »
FC-7 are a bit pricey here.
thanks
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.
 

Offline Joe H

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2020, 08:31:43 PM »
FC-7 are a bit pricey here.
thanks

It's built to military standards... you get you pay for.

Joe H
Music is the Universal Language!

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Offline andyg

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2020, 09:20:02 PM »
My FC4, FC5 and FC7 - 'hammered' in concert and teaching for well over 15 years and all still working perfectly.

'Clone' footswitches and volume pedals (various makes including M-Audio and Bespeco) that I had before them - none lasted more than a year, except for one Proel footswitch (metal, not plastic).

So I agree with Joe H, you do get what you pay for - and you can find FC7s on ebay for reasonable amounts. One of my students just got one - it's a little scruffy but works perfectly. Who actually looks at a pedal anyway! :)
It's not what you play, it's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

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Offline Bernie9

Re: sustain and volume pedals
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2020, 10:05:43 AM »
FC7's are all I use on my keyboards.  One each for my Pa4X,SX900,Ketron Audya,and Hammond SK1.  I have tried many others over the years,and return to these.

Bernie