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Modify pedal to catch bass
#2505383 01/29/16 08:18 PM
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I was having a problem "catching" a bass note at a chord change and then going up to a chord.

I figured it was my poor pedal control but I compared it to the pedal on my upright and found that the acoustic pedal starts sustaining almost right away with just a small pedal depression and holds the sustain for most of the pedal travel.

The Yamaha FC4 pedal that came with my P255 didn't start sustain until almost all the way down. I took it apart (9 screws) and bent the little tab on the micro switch up so the it's actuated much sooner. It's now much easier to "catch" a bass and feels more like my acoustic.

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These little differences in pedals can drive you crazy as you try your best to concentrate on the music. Good job!

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Originally Posted by Edtek
I was having a problem "catching" a bass note at a chord change and then going up to a chord.

I figured it was my poor pedal control but I compared it to the pedal on my upright and found that the acoustic pedal starts sustaining almost right away with just a small pedal depression and holds the sustain for most of the pedal travel.

The Yamaha FC4 pedal that came with my P255 didn't start sustain until almost all the way down. I took it apart (9 screws) and bent the little tab on the micro switch up so the it's actuated much sooner. It's now much easier to "catch" a bass and feels more like my acoustic.


That is really cool! Maybe others who use this type of pedal can benefit from your post too. My DP has three pedals attached, but I know many, especially "slab" type keyboards, use pedals like yours.

Tony



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