Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
126 registered (A Guy, ajames, 36251, acoxcae, accordeur, 29 invisible), 1640 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2026321 - 02/03/13 01:28 PM What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need?
adak Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/27/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Canada
I bought a sustain pedal and now I realize that I might not use it. Returning it is not an option cause shipping would be too expensive. Is there anything else I can use the pedal for?
_________________________
Casio Privia PX-150


Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Your Next Keyboard is at Sweetwater

Click Here


#2026331 - 02/03/13 01:47 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
zapper Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/12/13
Posts: 77
what do you play if I may ask that you don't need sustain pedal...

Top
#2026335 - 02/03/13 02:01 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: zapper]
adak Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/27/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Canada
It is an extra pedal that I don't need. I am planning to get the Kawai VPC1 and it already has 3 pedals.
_________________________
Casio Privia PX-150


Top
#2026362 - 02/03/13 02:23 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
Vectistim Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 317
Loc: Reading, UK
Is it possible to setup such a pedal for page turning digital sheet music?

Top
#2026394 - 02/03/13 04:00 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
anotherscott Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 3451
Originally Posted By: adak
I bought a sustain pedal and now I realize that I might not use it. Returning it is not an option cause shipping would be too expensive. Is there anything else I can use the pedal for?

On a workstation type of keyboard, you can program those pedals to do all sorts of things. On a clonewheel, you can usually use them to switch rotary speed.

Top
#2026512 - 02/03/13 08:13 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
Dr Popper Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 1720
Loc: Hancock Park LA (not again)
Originally Posted By: adak
I bought a sustain pedal and now I realize that I might not use it. Returning it is not an option cause shipping would be too expensive. Is there anything else I can use the pedal for?


I've got some ideas .. especially for you smokin
_________________________
"I'm still an idiot and I'm still in love" - Blue Sofa - The Plugz 1981 (Tito Larriva)
Disclosure : I am professionally supported by but not beholden to various musical instrument manufactures including Yamaha

Top
#2026517 - 02/03/13 08:21 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
rocket88 Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 3191
I think it is called a non-latching pedal.

It has a lot of uses, such as to start and stop a drum machine.
_________________________
Music teacher and piano player.

Free Tune from my Blues & Boogie-Woogie Piano CD:

https://app.box.com/files/0/f/0/1/f_2665138101

Top
#2026539 - 02/03/13 09:17 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
Peter B Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 22
Loc: USA
Cut off the cable and use it as a paperweight

Top
#2026555 - 02/03/13 09:54 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: Peter B]
Possum SP280Krome Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 632
How much was it? Can you craigslist it?
_________________________
Roland Juno Gi
Casio PX-130
Korg Krome 61
Korg SP280

Rokit KRK 6 monitors
MXL V67G microphone

Top
#2026560 - 02/03/13 10:43 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
Jeff Clef Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 4441
Loc: San Jose, CA
Multi-track recorders can also use such pedals, and they never come with them.

Hold onto it for insurance, you never know when your gear will go to pedal heaven.
_________________________
Clef


Top
#2026568 - 02/03/13 10:58 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
voxpops Online   content
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/20/07
Posts: 3102
Loc: Oregon
If you buy another you can use them together as hand-grip exercisers.
_________________________
Occasional author and inveterate ivory tickler:
http://www.amazon.com/author/richardspanswick

Top
#2026600 - 02/03/13 11:54 PM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
Kawai James Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9706
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
How about rigging it up to the flush mechanism of your toilet?



If the pedal supports progressive pedalling, you could perhaps even set it up for 'half' or 'full' flushes.

James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#2026647 - 02/04/13 02:19 AM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: Kawai James]
MVshabeer2 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/03/11
Posts: 86
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
How about rigging it up to the flush mechanism of your toilet?



If the pedal supports progressive pedalling, you could perhaps even set it up for 'half' or 'full' flushes.

James
x


LOL, you rocks James.

Is Kawai making progressive flush pedal any soon.

Top
#2026654 - 02/04/13 02:35 AM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
o0Ampy0o Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/18/12
Posts: 473
Wrap the cord in a circle and dangle the pedal in the center like a Christmas wreath with a bell. Cut off your left ear and glue it to the pedal. Spray everything with polyurethane. Hang it on the music room wall and call it Magnificent van Pedogh.

Top
#2026688 - 02/04/13 04:07 AM Re: What can I do with a sustain pedal that I might not need? [Re: adak]
adak Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/27/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Canada
I hope none of you are comedians, if so you all should really stick with playing piano instead. smile


Edited by adak (02/04/13 04:08 AM)
_________________________
Casio Privia PX-150


Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Merry Christmas!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Pre-owned Schimmel grand, Hand made German piano - $24900
by Paul678
12/26/14 12:14 PM
strange sound playing with depressed middle and right pedals
by Sampianist
12/26/14 10:51 AM
Question for TuneLab Users
by Ed Sutton
12/26/14 08:37 AM
Richard Gertz
by Davepost
12/26/14 07:26 AM
Your new musical goals for 2015; post it here......
by Johan B
12/26/14 06:10 AM
Forum Stats
77420 Members
42 Forums
160149 Topics
2351712 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission