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#2447962 08/05/15 04:28 PM
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They not gonna last forever are they? My old acoustic pedal clunked out several times, with a resonant clunk. This one triggered off no sympathetic vibrations, either from the piano or from me. It lasted all of four years from new.

And so i dutifully examined this marvel of Indonesian engineering. It was impressive too, in its own way. Plastic through and through, reinforced intelligently sos not to waste money.

But the spring was too strong. Or my right foot too heavy, too frequent. Dammit, these things will be tested to withstand x number of depressions. As they do.

A repair wasnt out of the question, but would be a tad messy, so I ordered a new un for 49 smackeroos inc postage, and plank of wood which it comes with. Not bad, delivered next day.

THEN comes my eureka moment. The simple and effective fix. A small piece of wood to be embedded in the housing, which supports the fractured mounting, making the unit functioable once more. Indeed, virtually guaranteed to give no further trouble . . .

Wonder if i should modify the new unit in similar fashion, after the guarantee period is over!

Dontcha just love it?


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peterws, I've gotta hand it to you, you're one crafty pianist! I would have given up and immediately ordered a new pedal, but even AFTER you ordered a new pedal, you came up with a fix.

I posted a thread a few months ago about some broken/stuck keys on my digital, and PW inspired me to try to fix them myself. I broke the keys even more (ouch!), so at least we have a successful repair story here to balance out that one wink.

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Originally Posted by peterws
. . . Plastic through and through, reinforced intelligently sos not to waste money. . . .

. . .
THEN comes my eureka moment. The simple and effective fix. A small piece of wood to be embedded in the housing, which supports the fractured mounting, making the unit functioable once more. Indeed, virtually guaranteed to give no further trouble . . .

Wonder if i should modify the new unit in similar fashion, after the guarantee period is over!

Dontcha just love it?


The triple pedal for the PX-350 looks like that -- "Let's save every gram of plastic we can -- it costs money to buy, money to mold, and more money to ship!"

Why wait till the new one goes out of warranty? If you reinforce it in advance (as they should have done at the factory), it might _never_ break.<G>



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