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I purchased the MP7SE last year and purchased the GFP-3 triple pedal unit which has not yet come in. I wanted to see if anyone out there has experience with the unit and can comment with their experiences. KawaiJames, talking to you here. wink

Side note, having been a user here for years but made some drastic career changes, nice to pop back in to the forum from time to time.


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the grand feel pedals is the standard for kawai, they use the same ones for every cabinet model, so you should expect a something good.


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If it's the same 3 pedal unit that comes with an MP11SE, then it's working fine for me. Been using it every day for about a year and a half with no problems. However, I only use the sustain pedal. I can't tell you how well the others work but have no reason to believe they don't.

If you're on a wood or stone floor, the pedal unit is not real grippy. I'd recommend buying a square of neoprene rubber to put under the unit. Then it won't slide around.

Good luck.


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Originally Posted by Emery Wang
If it's the same 3 pedal unit that comes with an MP11SE, then it's working fine for me. Been using it every day for about a year and a half with no problems. However, I only use the sustain pedal. I can't tell you how well the others work but have no reason to believe they don't.

If you're on a wood or stone floor, the pedal unit is not real grippy. I'd recommend buying a square of neoprene rubber to put under the unit. Then it won't slide around.

Good luck.

Thanks for the response. I use the soft pedal quite a bit for some of the pieces I play so am looking forward to having that ability again. And you are correct, it is the same unit that came with your MP11SE. Kicking myself now for not spending up for the MP11SE but I’ve been very happy with the MP7SE.


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Hey Zac, good to hear from you! wink

Just to echo what GNkyrios has already written, the GFP-3 is essentially the triple optical pedal unit used in Kawai's console DPs, transplanted into a sturdy case. It's really well built, and probably the best triple pedal unit I've ever used.

When you say the pedal unit "has not come in yet", do you mean that you ordered it a little while ago, but have yet to receive it? I have a boxed GFP-3 in its retail packaging right here, but can't really send it to you directly, unfortunately.

I would give the retailer a call to see what the hold-up is. It might also be worth calling Kawai America too.

I hope this helps! Once again, nice to see you hear, and to read that you're happy with the MP7SE.

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Originally Posted by Kawai James
Hey Zac, good to hear from you! wink

Just to echo what GNkyrios has already written, the GFP-3 is essentially the triple optical pedal unit used in Kawai's console DPs, transplanted into a sturdy case. It's really well built, and probably the best triple pedal unit I've ever used.

When you say the pedal unit "has not come in yet", do you mean that you ordered it a little while ago, but have yet to receive it? I have a boxed GFP-3 in its retail packaging right here, but can't really send it to you directly, unfortunately.

I would give the retailer a call to see what the hold-up is. It might also be worth calling Kawai America too.

I hope this helps! Once again, nice to see you hear, and to read that you're happy with the MP7SE.

Kind regards,
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Hey James! Man it has been a long time...again. Long story short, I switched from music professionally, to medical school, so downsized my gear, but won't ever stop playing. But I just don't have the time I used to have to spend here. Miss hanging out on these forums.

Anyway, I just ordered the GFP-3 and it should arrive tomorrow so no worries there. I remember hearing good stuff about it with it using optical sensors, robust build, etc, but wanted to hear some feedback from those who have had some experience with it. Curious to see how the soft pedal works out. I remember when I had my Roland RD700NX, I bought their triple pedal system and the soft pedal never worked that well if memory serves me well.

Thanks for always taking the time to answer questions, particularly Kawai related questions. Btw, I feel like Kawai has really stepped up the game on sample quality. They were always solid samples, but that Harmonic XL SK sample set in the newer models sound truly outstanding. Very very high quality. Far exceeded the samples in my AvantGrands.

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Hello Zac,

Thanks for the update!

The soft pedal of the GFP-3 will likely function in exactly the same way as the Roland triple pedal. However, the MP7SE allows the "depth" (i.e. strength) of the soft pedal to be adjusted, so if you find that the default settings are a little too subtle, you may wish to tweak them in the Virtual Technician menu.

Best of luck with your career in medicine!

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