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#1734189 - 08/16/11 10:06 AM Looking for less expensive piano pedal extensions
hkginger Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 44
I came across this pair of piano pedal extender at
http://www.sheetmusic1.com/pianopedalextensions.html

Do anyone has experience with this cheaper solution? It has a felt that prevent scratching and it is supposed to be simple to install. I wonder does this work well comparing to the solution that costs $150-$250.

Thanks,
hkginger

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#1734275 - 08/16/11 12:02 PM Re: Looking for less expensive piano pedal extensions [Re: hkginger]
John v.d.Brook Offline
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The example you provided doesn't work well if you have more than one pianist in the household. You might try a search of this forum for previous discussions on pedal extenders. Some teachers avoid them at all costs, others have had success with this or that model. I use the PE-2 model as pictured below. It is not cheap.

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#1734452 - 08/16/11 04:43 PM Re: Looking for less expensive piano pedal extensions [Re: hkginger]
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Originally Posted By: hkginger
I came across this pair of piano pedal extender at
http://www.sheetmusic1.com/pianopedalextensions.html

Do anyone has experience with this cheaper solution? It has a felt that prevent scratching and it is supposed to be simple to install. I wonder does this work well comparing to the solution that costs $150-$250.

Thanks,
hkginger


It looks like a horrible solution to me, since there's nowhere to rest your heels! That would promote incorrect pedal technique.
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