Best sustain pedal to buy? (Preferably one that won't slip)


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A sustain pedal for a keyboard, preferable one equipped with something to stop it from slipping. What do you recommend and how can I get it?
 

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You didn't mention what make and model keyboard, but there are universal pedals that work with nearly all models.

Personally I use a bunch of M-Audio SP2 pedals.

They're universal and they are built like a brick outhouse.

They have rubber feet and they are quite heavy so they don't slide around.

And they are decently priced so they won't break the bank.


Gary ;)
 
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You didn't mention what make and model keyboard, but there are universal pedals that work with nearly all models.

Personally I use a bunch of M-Audio SP2 pedals.

They're universal and they are built like a brick outhouse.

They have rubber feet and they are quite heavy so they don't slide around.

And they are decently priced so they won't break the bank.


Gary ;)
My keyboard is a Yamaha DGX-660. And thanks very much for the reply. There are sustain pedals somewhere which have something flat and sort of floppy attached underneath it, which you flip out to the front and the idea is that you keep your heal on it while using the pedal so it stops the pedal from moving. I have only ever seen one of these in a college I attend.
 

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A sustain pedal for a keyboard, preferable one equipped with something to stop it from slipping. What do you recommend and how can I get it?
I know someone who tapes their sustain pedal to the floor :)
A professional player to boot☺
I have personally seen it my self, the black gaffer tape wrapped around 360 degrees locking the device to the floor.
Got anytning to say @CowboyNQ ?
lol.
Ray
 
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If you take a sustain pedal as circled in the picture above and turned it 90 degrees it won't slip. Don't ask me why, but it works.
Now there’s an interesting idea! I’ll definitely try that with my Yamaha FC4 pedal.
 
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If you take a sustain pedal as circled in the picture above and turned it 90 degrees it won't slip. Don't ask me why, but it works.
This is true! - I can vouch for it when my practice pedal at home goes rogue on me.

Another interesting variation - which I haven't tried but was mentioned by a player on another forum - is to reverse the orientation of the pedal 180 degrees and put your heel on the "back" of the pedal (which in this configuration becomes the front).
 

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Or the OP can simply use a sheet of plywood and build a pedalboard with the pedals securely fastened or even lay down a square of rubber backed carpet to hold them in place.

Gary ;)
 
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You didn't mention what make and model keyboard, but there are universal pedals that work with nearly all models.

Personally I use a bunch of M-Audio SP2 pedals.

They're universal and they are built like a brick outhouse.

They have rubber feet and they are quite heavy so they don't slide around.

And they are decently priced so they won't break the bank.


Gary ;)
As it happens, I had already found an M-Audio SP2 pedal on Amazon and ordered it. It has arrived now and it's great. It's better than just the simple square-shaped one (this one broke) that came with the keyboard. Its 6 foot cable suits one of my needs for it too; just now I need the cable to be that long. Now I think I'll look for another one to buy in case the one I've got now breaks ever. To suddenly not have a sustain pedal is awful. I would like one with that thing you keep your heal on to stop it from moving while using it.
 

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