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Does as its suppose to and sustains the notes for as required. It's only a foot switch so doesn't look, feel or operate like other available pedals with half-pedal function but it works fine for me & mine. This has a metal base so more weighty than the cheaper plastic options so no chasing around with your foot as it stays in place well. Ideally suited for keyboards and beginners rather than more expensive digital pianos due to it not having the half-pedal function, but a wide surface area for foot contact which makes it easier for using. Keyboard Sustain Switch is the best description.
I have a Yamaha keyboard which has a built-in sustain feature but it was never designed to be used for practical reason. Without a doubt I need to invest on an external sustain pedal that I have more and better control of. Thankfully my keyboard has an external jack. The Yamaha FC5 came on top of my selection list. Apart from the obvious brand, I thought on the safe side I should get a Yamaha make. The other brand may work but I did not take that chance.
Build and appearance: It looks and feels sturdy. It is very compact and easily stored away in one of the side compartment of my portable keyboard carrying case.
Performance: I was very impressed and well pleased. The sustain sensitivity level is just right, very close to what I was expecting, being a pianist myself. However, the non-slippery base does not hold the pedal well on floor surfaces such as vinyl and carpet. This means I have to keep using my foot to position it when playing. Not a big issue as I have since added a better quality non-slippery base.
Conclusion: It is very unlikely that you will experience compatibility issue if you have a Yamaha keyboard and a safe one to go for. But there is no reason why this will not work on other make. I feel the price is at the top end hence I only give it 4 stars.
We have had positive feedback from our piano teacher and our child has begun using it straightaway. It makes a huge difference to the sound and he appears very inspired. The delivery time took a few weeks but this is understandable. We loved the fact that it was wrapped in Japanese newspapers and kept them for a week as they were fascinating to look at! Thank you.
Goes very well with both my Alesis Coda Pro and my Yamah MX61. Very Lightweight and sturdy and very good for outdoor gigs. I would recommend this to touring musicians. Yamaha products are always my first choice.
I bought this to use with my Yamaha PSR EW410 keyboard. It is quite heavy and solid, which gives me confidence that it will will last a long time. I opened the box, plugged it into the sustain input at the back of the keyboard and it worked right away. The sustain that it adds brings an added dimension to my keyboard playing. Good buy!