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#1348488 - 01/13/10 11:09 AM 5 pedal piano? What do they all do?  
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I just ran across a Craigs listing for a piano. It included the pictures below. The number of pedals caught my eye.

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I've never seen a piano with five pedals. Does anyone know what each pedal does? It was claimed to be a Wing & Son upright. I thought maybe a player piano, but it doesn't look like one.





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#1348495 - 01/13/10 11:19 AM Re: 5 pedal piano? What do they all do? [Re: Music Major]  
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Sustain, sostenuto, felt-muffling, una corda, and a pedal to reduce hammer / string distance.

#1348522 - 01/13/10 11:53 AM Re: 5 pedal piano? What do they all do? [Re: John Chan]  
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So many ways just to shut up a piano!

#1348531 - 01/13/10 12:03 PM Re: 5 pedal piano? What do they all do? [Re: John Chan]  
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[quote=John Chan]Sustain, sostenuto, felt-muffling, una corda, and a pedal to reduce hammer / string distance. [/quote] I bet one of them is for the tack bar - the piano certainly looks old enough.


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#1348603 - 01/13/10 01:29 PM Re: 5 pedal piano? What do they all do? [Re: Jeff Bauer]  
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There would definitely be sustain, moderator felt, rinky-tink, and una corda, which reduces the distance between the hammer and string. The other would probably be what is called bassoon. Sostenuto is unlikely.

A radio personality used to talk about a b-flat booze bugle, with a fourth valve that dispensed a shot of a beverage. Perhaps that is what one of the pedals does.


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#1648314 - 03/26/11 11:23 AM Re: 5 pedal piano? What do they all do? [Re: Music Major]  
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#1648368 - 03/26/11 01:00 PM Re: 5 pedal piano? What do they all do? [Re: Music Major]  
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One of the pedals that Crown used was a Mandolin effect. One of the pedals would lower a rail that had beads hanging off of it. When the pedal was depressed the bead would dance around quickly on the strings like the fast picking of a mandolin player. I've come across a couple of these - it's a pretty interesting effect!

Like BDB said, the other pedals are Sustain, Quiet, Buff (or mute)and "rinky tink" with the metal tabs that would give a honky tonk sound to the piano.


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#1648440 - 03/26/11 03:37 PM Re: 5 pedal piano? What do they all do? [Re: rysowers]  
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Originally Posted by rysowers
One of the pedals that Crown used was a Mandolin effect. One of the pedals would lower a rail that had beads hanging off of it. When the pedal was depressed the bead would dance around quickly on the strings like the fast picking of a mandolin player. I've come across a couple of these - it's a pretty interesting effect!

Like BDB said, the other pedals are Sustain, Quiet, Buff (or mute)and "rinky tink" with the metal tabs that would give a honky tonk sound to the piano.


Wow, how awesome being able to turn your piano into a tack piano with a simple pedal.


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