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if you check out gigging musiciand forums you'll find that the Yamaha FC7 pedal is highly rated for both performance and durability. Now having experienced this pedal myself I can confirm that their claims. The gradual volume response as you press the pedal is even and the quality of the build gives you confidence under a heavy foot. I have used this pedal on both Yamaha and Roland keyboards and the results are the same. However do note, the Roland keyboards need the polarity of the plug switching over, which you can do by cutting and resoldering the jack plug if you feel competent or by purchasing a couple of Hosa tech cables (YPP117 & YPP136) that effectively switches polarity without any cutting. Mu main use is for volume control and in particular organ sound expression and can highly recommend this pedal to all. it may cost a few ££ more than others, but well worth the extra.. I've had other and other pedals and learned my lesson the hard way. buy this one, you won't regret it.
Excellent volume/expression pedal. Up until recently, I had a Hammond SK2 dual-manual organ "clone" - and used the corresponding Hammond EXP-50 expression pedal. While the EXP-50 pedal is built like a tank, it is perhaps too heavy. My main gripe with the EXP-50 is I play the organ, standing up, as I have my e.piano below it. The EXP-50 isn't great to use standing up. I sold the EXP-50 with my Hammond SK2. I bought a new Hammond "clone" - a Mag C2 organ. I needed a new volume/expression pedal - and my main thought was the Yamaha FC-7 pedal as everyone else raves about it. I now can see why. It does look a bit too generic for my taste though - not very stylish. It feels as solid as the EXP-50, and feels just as solid. I haven't noticed it sliding around on the floor either. However, I works great - and important for me, with a 3 min adjustment (unscrew ONE screw, pull out a metal clip, slide the whole mechanism and footplate itself, further back about 1cm, then replace the metal clip and screw) - it now works easily standing up - without any strain on the ankle or knee. Great result. And, it's much less expensive than the EXP-50. Also quite handy, the cable wraps up inside the pedal when being stored - although that is a bit fiddly to do.
This is hands down the best expression pedal you will find. Built extremely solidly from metal and hard wearing plastic and rubber, it has a much more sturdy construction and larger footprint than the Roland EV-5 or M-Audio pedal but it's not as cumbersome as the Boss. It does use a 50k pot, rather than the rather more normal 10k one. This means it's not compatible with some makes of keyboard - check first; you should be fine with Yamaha and I'm using mine with a Kurzweil with just a small wiring modification (instructions searchable online). It has an adjustable angle to suit standing or sitting (or just personal preference) and you can have it so it goes all the way to maximum or stops a little way short with the final bit on a spring - use it for a bit of extra volume when you're playing a solo or whatever. Basically this pedal gives you all the options, is built like a tank and easily fixable in the event that wear and tear should eventually occur. It's for this reason is the preferred pedal for many West End shows and tours.
I own three of these pedals. They are in constant use, studio, rehearsal on the road. The oldest one I own, came with a KX 88 back in 1987. It still works fine. (Sold the KX years ago but kept the pedal ;-) ) I have never had any problems with it. Yamaha have not changed the design at all in that time (25 years)! Why should they!! The only thing to watch for is the wiring of the plug. Yamaha have the pot wiper wired to the ring. This won't work on a Roland keyboard - Roland's configuration is wiper on the tip. It's easy to make up a converter and has never stopped me from using them on Roland gear. In fact my rigs are all Roland and Nord now. These pedals work faultlessly with them. Nice one! :-)
I returned this. I thought it was a bit flimsy lightweight and not steady enough for serious usage. Also did not have a input plug for the stereo cable which means you are stuck with the lead that comes out of the unit. There are much better expression pedal is available on the Internet for the money and I would not recommend this unit.
A good two days use and when I picked it up off the floor it came apart from the mounting where it is clipped into - fortunately my fellow musician repaired it but I had hardly used it - works well though