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#2026321 - 02/03/13 02:28 PM What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need?  
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I bought a sustain pedal and now I realize that I might not use it. Returning it is not an option cause shipping would be too expensive. Is there anything else I can use the pedal for?


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#2026331 - 02/03/13 02:47 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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what do you play if I may ask that you don't need sustain pedal...

#2026335 - 02/03/13 03:01 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: zapper]  
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It is an extra pedal that I don't need. I am planning to get the Kawai VPC1 and it already has 3 pedals.


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#2026362 - 02/03/13 03:23 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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Is it possible to setup such a pedal for page turning digital sheet music?

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#2026394 - 02/03/13 05:00 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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Originally Posted by adak
I bought a sustain pedal and now I realize that I might not use it. Returning it is not an option cause shipping would be too expensive. Is there anything else I can use the pedal for?

On a workstation type of keyboard, you can program those pedals to do all sorts of things. On a clonewheel, you can usually use them to switch rotary speed.

#2026512 - 02/03/13 09:13 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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Originally Posted by adak
I bought a sustain pedal and now I realize that I might not use it. Returning it is not an option cause shipping would be too expensive. Is there anything else I can use the pedal for?


I've got some ideas .. especially for you smokin


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#2026517 - 02/03/13 09:21 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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I think it is called a non-latching pedal.

It has a lot of uses, such as to start and stop a drum machine.


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#2026539 - 02/03/13 10:17 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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Cut off the cable and use it as a paperweight

#2026555 - 02/03/13 10:54 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: Peter B]  
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How much was it? Can you craigslist it?


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#2026560 - 02/03/13 11:43 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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Multi-track recorders can also use such pedals, and they never come with them.

Hold onto it for insurance, you never know when your gear will go to pedal heaven.


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#2026568 - 02/03/13 11:58 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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If you buy another you can use them together as hand-grip exercisers.


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#2026600 - 02/04/13 12:54 AM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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How about rigging it up to the flush mechanism of your toilet?

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If the pedal supports progressive pedalling, you could perhaps even set it up for 'half' or 'full' flushes.

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#2026647 - 02/04/13 03:19 AM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: Kawai James]  
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Originally Posted by Kawai James
How about rigging it up to the flush mechanism of your toilet?

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If the pedal supports progressive pedalling, you could perhaps even set it up for 'half' or 'full' flushes.

James
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LOL, you rocks James.

Is Kawai making progressive flush pedal any soon.

#2026654 - 02/04/13 03:35 AM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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Wrap the cord in a circle and dangle the pedal in the center like a Christmas wreath with a bell. Cut off your left ear and glue it to the pedal. Spray everything with polyurethane. Hang it on the music room wall and call it Magnificent van Pedogh.

#2026688 - 02/04/13 05:07 AM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]  
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I hope none of you are comedians, if so you all should really stick with playing piano instead. smile

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