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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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 use a universal and wrap a small bungee cord around that and the foot of the stand to keep it from running away from me.
 
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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.
The Roland DP-10 sustain pedal is equipped with the rubber heel extension you are describing. I am not 100% positive it will work with the Yamaha DGX-660 but it does have a polarity switch on the side so chances are one of the settings will work to sustain.
 
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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 have 2 easy options.
1. Rectangle carpet w rubber backing. Place pedal (s) on that.
2. Usually there are base plate screws on bottom of pedal. I removed 2screws at front end & inserted piece of flexible rubber width of pedal & 8-10” long that my heel rests on. Never an issue over 5 yrs of using 2 keyboards.
Don’t have to worry about taping,residue glue, & added weight.
 
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I use three pedals, two sustain and one organ swell so I added stick on velcro to all of them and carry a piece of 1/8 inch masonite with the opposite velcro attached. When I set up, I put the masonite at my feet (sometimes with the stand on it) and stick on the pedals. It's the only thing I found that worked for me.
 
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The Roland DP-10 sustain pedal is equipped with the rubber heel extension you are describing. I am not 100% positive it will work with the Yamaha DGX-660 but it does have a polarity switch on the side so chances are one of the settings will work to sustain.
I second this. I have one, the heel flap thing works. I use it with a roland ds88.
 
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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.
I tried this at rehearsal last night. I think it might work for me, but my foot had trouble learning a new position after so many decades! I'll keep trying though. Thanks for the tip.
 
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I use a universal and wrap a small bungee cord around that and the foot of the stand to keep it from running away from me.
My band moves around quite a bit, so this sounds like a light, easy option. I'm going to try it today Thanks for posting.
 
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I have 2 easy options.
1. Rectangle carpet w rubber backing. Place pedal (s) on that.
2. Usually there are base plate screws on bottom of pedal. I removed 2screws at front end & inserted piece of flexible rubber width of pedal & 8-10” long that my heel rests on. Never an issue over 5 yrs of using 2 keyboards.
Don’t have to worry about taping,residue glue, & added weight.
Thanks for this tip. Definitely one that I'll try.
 
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Type GRIP MAT into Amazon and there you go, something that will work for you very well and it only costs £2
 

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