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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.
Does the job. Seems well made. Use for my old Casio keyboard. Lead is a good length, nice size pedal. Does occasionally become 'inverted' as other users have said - ie. sometimes upon turning it on, it becomes: press=lack of sustain, release of pedal=sustain. Easily solved by turning keyborad on and off again. Dirt also gets quite easily stuck in the grooves of the pedal, and quite hard to clean due to the pedal's rubbery texture, but maybe i have a pariculalry dirty floor. Overall pleased, and would recommend for the price. Makes playing the keyboard much more worthwhile.
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
It's a sustain pedal made out of rubber, metal and plastic. There's not really much else to say.
The design of the rubber pad on the pedal makes it very nice and grippy, the build quality seems to be pretty solid and the cable is a decent length. It's pretty much the cheapest decent sustain pedal I've found.
Works fine and was as I expected. But beware the customs charge and handling fee if buying from Japan; this added 50% to the price. I can find no notice of this on my original order or invoice. Although the item price was more expensive it would have been cheaper over all to buy from UK so buyer beware!