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!

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
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
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 Accessories
* 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
Topic Options
#693192 - 08/17/04 09:13 PM Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak
RandomThoughts Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/27/04
Posts: 106
Loc: Canada
I finally got my P250 (love it), but the pedal seems to be squeaking... it's very noticable, since I tend to play with the volume low.

Does anyone else have this problem or a fix to it?

It sounds like the spring. Is this just normal?

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / PR /Roland
Yamaha Keyboards for Performance and Composition

Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano

Click Here


#693193 - 08/19/04 03:03 AM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak
Dave Horne Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 5276
Loc: Vught, The Netherlands
I bought my P250 about six weeks ago or so and do not have any problems with my pedal. Why not simply open the pedal up and take a look. It might just be the spring touching another piece of metal - placing a piece of rubber or cloth between the two surfaces might do the trick ... or oil or grease.

I added some duct tape around the cable as it travels through that opening to protect it from chaffing. Other than that, that was the only 'adjustment' I made to my pedal.
_________________________
website

mp3\wav files

AvantGrand N3, CP5

Top
#693194 - 08/19/04 08:38 AM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak
rintincop Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 1520
I have had about ten of these pedals and half of them squeak or do so after a while. I have opened them up and have yet figured out how to stop it.
_________________________
1966 Mason & Hamlin piano.

Top
#693195 - 02/21/06 11:32 AM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak
Mike White Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 518
Loc: 90 miles West of New Orleans
In case somebody else has the same problem. I took off the bottom plate and applied some vaseline to the sides of the metal part that moves up and down against the plastic. It's quiet now.
Mike
_________________________
My Recordings. Please feel free to comment or to ask a question.

Yamaha G3 & P-80 Digital

Top
#693196 - 02/22/06 01:11 AM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak
Xenon Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/19/04
Posts: 138
When I got my P-120, the pedal became quite squeaky within a couple of weeks. I opened it up and rearranged the lubricating compound to cover the moving parts better. Hasn't sqeaked since. I can see how vaseline would work as well.

Top
#693197 - 02/22/06 06:28 AM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak
JoshuaD Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/08/05
Posts: 31
Loc: NJ
 Quote:
Originally posted by Xenon:
When I got my P-120, the pedal became quite squeaky within a couple of weeks. I opened it up and rearranged the lubricating compound to cover the moving parts better. Hasn't sqeaked since. I can see how vaseline would work as well. [/b]
Ditto.

Top
#693198 - 03/25/06 03:39 PM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak
RandomThoughts Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/27/04
Posts: 106
Loc: Canada
Thanks very much! I will try this!
I'm not much of a mechanical person, so I thought I'd get more experienced opinions.

Top
#693199 - 03/25/06 05:51 PM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak
LMKawai Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/23/06
Posts: 180
Loc: Madrid, Spain
Hi there, I couple of years ago I have a Yamaha P60 and the pedal FC3 is not very nice. I bought the Yamaha FC4 and the difference is huge! The FC4 is not too expensive and as I said, very different.. much better! Try it!
_________________________
YAMAHA GB1
Cherny upright (Russian, 1990)
Kawai ES7
Korg microPiano

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/imarpal
Twitter: @imarpal

Top
#2102587 - 06/14/13 06:14 PM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak [Re: RandomThoughts]
Sushi Hammer Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 6
I have an FC3 dual zone pedal that I use with Yamaha P-105.

Good news. I figure out how to fix the squeak.

After a six months of use, it developed an unbearable squeak. I tried spraying some WD-40 into every area where I could see two surfaces rubbing.

Didn't work. The problem got so bad that I switched back to old M-Gear pedal, which is pretty good, but doesn't provide partial sustain.

Today, I decided to spend some quality time on fixing my FC3 so I took it apart and looked for every conceivable instance of two surface rubbing against each other. While there are some obvious areas, I found the all to be more than adequately coated with a thick white grease.

Finally, I found what I looking. Inside the assembly, there are two posts. I could see that would they were greased up, I could tell by some wear grooves that they were rubbing up pretty hard against a plastic surface.

Long story short, I sprayed the WD-40 right on those areas.

I put it back to together.

Problem solved!

Top
#2102674 - 06/14/13 10:28 PM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak [Re: Sushi Hammer]
NikoKiko Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 23
thank you !
good to know, mine developed a little squeak a month after I bought it.
I opened it up but everything was well oiled, i figured it must be some other surface that's not obvious right away

smile

Top
#2308640 - Today at 05:34 PM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak [Re: RandomThoughts]
Oddsox Online   content
Junior Member

Registered: 04/01/14
Posts: 10
Loc: not LA, California
Hope it's OK to revive a dead thread, but there were already a bunch of threads on the FC3 pedal, so I figure we could just update this one. smile

I've read a bunch of threads, and online reviews, but still wondering if the FC3 pedal is the best option. Since this thread ends at just over a year ago, I'm hoping it's possible Yamaha has fixed the issue.

Has anyone one bought one in the last few months and still had squeak problems? Is there an alternate pedal you've tried and recommend?

I have a Yamaha P105 that came with the stupid square thing, that I ended up chasing all over the floor. I'm beginner (under 1 yr- still in book 1). Not sure I'd know the difference between half vs. on/off pedaling, but it seems smarter to spend more money now, than end up buying two pedals later. Feel free to offer a different opinion, as I said, I'm a beginner. wink

TIA
Odd
_________________________
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine
RFC 1925 Fundamental Truths of Networking, Ross Callon

Top
#2308674 - Today at 06:53 PM Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak [Re: RandomThoughts]
Charles Cohen Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 1177
Loc: Richmond, BC, Canada
If you just want a heavy, inexpensive "on/off" pedal, M-Audio makes a good one. It's around $20.

Otherwise, make sure that what you buy is compatible with the P105's "half-pedalling" feature (if it has one).

. Charles

Top
#2308728 - 59 minutes 17 seconds ago Re: Yamaha FC3 Pedal Squeak [Re: RandomThoughts]
Oddsox Online   content
Junior Member

Registered: 04/01/14
Posts: 10
Loc: not LA, California
Thanks!

Yes, the P105 has the half pedaling feature. Otherwise I would have probably just sprung for the FC4, which is just a more "piano pedal-like" on/off pedal versus what came with it. I think the one it came with, the square one, is called the FC5.

You'd think the higher the number the better the pedal not, other way 'round, but that's Yamaha. :P
_________________________
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine
RFC 1925 Fundamental Truths of Networking, Ross Callon

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
125 registered (a-z0-9, accordeur, 36251, 38 invisible), 1565 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75579 Members
42 Forums
156270 Topics
2294986 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Need progression lesson
by Maarkr
36 minutes 40 seconds ago
What's "Héroïde-élégiaque"?
by Goomer Piles
58 minutes 25 seconds ago
Opinions on Roland F130R
by Laerai
Today at 08:00 PM
M-Audio Oxygen 88 vs. StudioLogic Numa Compact
by snapdragon
Today at 07:02 PM
Sheet Music Retainers
by MargaretUK
Today at 05:20 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
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