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Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal

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The classic-style Yamaha FC4 Sustain Pedal works with any Yamaha keyboard utilizing a sustain pedal with a 1/4" connector. Permanent 6' cable to 1/4"...Click To Read More About This Product

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Solid construction to sustain you for a lifetime.

The classic-style Yamaha FC4 Sustain Pedal works with any Yamaha keyboard utilizing a sustain pedal with a 1/4" connector. Permanent 6' cable to 1/4" phone plug.

FEATURES
  • Classic design
  • solid construction
  • 6' cord with 1/4" jack
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YamahaFC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (18)
  • Compact (11)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Performances (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (9), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Swims, too!

Our home recently flooded, and among the rooms flooded were my office and music studio. As I was moving everything out of the rooms with six inches of standing water and more pouring...Read complete review

Our home recently flooded, and among the rooms flooded were my office and music studio. As I was moving everything out of the rooms with six inches of standing water and more pouring in, I was just sick to my stomach and trying to salvage whatever I could. When I picked up my sustain pedal, water just poured out of it! I let it drain and set it in a pile of stuff to haul to the dump. A few days later, as things were drying out, I decided to try to use the pedal - just to see what would happen. Plugged this puppy in and - VOILA - worked like it had never been swimming. I was shocked! Now, if i can just keep it from trying to run away when I'm using it - we'll be best friends... LOL!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Getaway Sustain Pedal

This sustain pedal works really well, once you coral it from trying to get away. I finally came to the conclusion that it had to be placed against the diagonal leg of the keyboard...Read complete review

This sustain pedal works really well, once you coral it from trying to get away. I finally came to the conclusion that it had to be placed against the diagonal leg of the keyboard stand to make it behave. Being a trained organist/pianist, my sustaining foot had no problem with the altered position from that of a grand piano. Just like riding a bicycle, you never forget how.
I use this pedal with the Yamaha PSR- E423 and have never had any problem with it reversing it's function as has been observed by other users. The pedal feels good while being used and is absolutely silent in operation. It is almost a match in action to my baby grand making the change from one to the other almost unnoticeable.
So, Great pedal, but if you must have it right in front of you; you'll need two manhole covers to keep it from getting away. I've tried all kinds of mats to no avail. Butt it against the corner of a keyboard stand and it will be fine. Just pay attention to the cable from the pedal. No Pinching!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Swims, too!

By ContemporaryGal

from Tennessee

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Swims Too

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

    Our home recently flooded, and among the rooms flooded were my office and music studio. As I was moving everything out of the rooms with six inches of standing water and more pouring in, I was just sick to my stomach and trying to salvage whatever I could. When I picked up my sustain pedal, water just poured out of it! I let it drain and set it in a pile of stuff to haul to the dump. A few days later, as things were drying out, I decided to try to use the pedal - just to see what would happen. Plugged this puppy in and - VOILA - worked like it had never been swimming. I was shocked! Now, if i can just keep it from trying to run away when I'm using it - we'll be best friends... LOL!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FC4 Sustain Pedal

    By Frank Dujmic

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

    Great quality sustain pedal, affordable and well constructed, compatible with basic Yamaha keyboard. Appears to be very durable; not light weight or flimsy.
    Make sure the keyboard is off before installing pedal or it does not work properly.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Does not work with my Casio keyboard

    By jim

    from westchester cty NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Looks Feels Nice

    Cons

    • Does Not Work With Casio
    • Not Responsive

    Best Uses

    • Home Entertainment
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

    does not work with Casio keyboard

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pedal works fine - check keyboard

    Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

    I have been using this pedal on and off (pun intended) for 10 years. It's the same one that came with my Yamaha P80 keyboard. I recently purchased a Yamaha PSR-E413 for my son and the pedal INITIALLY worked in reverse (sustained when pedal was released). I just turned the power on/off while depressing the pedal and it worked normally after that. If you are having issues, make sure that it's not the keyboard that's causing the problem.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I WISH THIS WORKED WITH MY KEYBOARD!

    By jb

    from St Louis MO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Well made

    Cons

    • Not Compatible Wcasio

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

    I have bought several pedals over the years and only seem to be able to get a year - maybe two out of them. I do not abuse them in any way - just seems they have a short life. Anyway, I decided to try the Yamaha because it was a brand I had not used before. I didn't check to see if the polarity of the pedal could be reversed because in my experience, you can change the polarity by depressing the pedal as you turn on the keyboard and that does it even if there is not a separate switch. Well....that does not work on this pedal. I have used every recommended method available. Plug Pedal in BEFORE turning keyboard on is just one example. Anyway NOTHING works to reverse the polarity of the pedal, there is no switch on the bottom to do so AND unfortunately I do not have an option in my keyboard settings to change the setting of the sustain - can only change the FUNCTION of the jack. I am disappointed because it looks like a great pedal - seems to be made much better than the others I have used. I guess my next option would to buy a keyboard that matches the pedal!! THAT is not an option for me, so I must return the pedal. I would certainly recommend buying this pedal IF it is compatible with your keyboard - nice quality, good price

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Didn't work

    By RevRand

    from Fuquay-Varina, NC

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    Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

    Bought this to use with my new Yamaha PSR E433 keyboard. It acted as a damper pedal, not a sustain pedal! It was either wired wrong, labeled wrong, or was not compatible with my keyboard. Sent it back.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Great Pedal, Almost

    By scottrod

    from Western Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Durability
    • Pedal Shape
    • Stiffness
    • Throw

    Cons

    • Fixed Electrical Circuit

    Best Uses

    • Roland
    • Yamaha

    Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

    I own 9 of these. I love them for the pro's mentioned, but I dislike the fact that it is a normally closed circuit only. I've modified a couple to a normally open circuit so I can use them with Oberheim and Sequential Circuits gear, but it sure would be nice to have a switch on them that would flip them between normally closed and normally open operation. Also, as another poster noted, they do slip around on the floor, but so does every other pedal.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yamaha sustain pedal

    By ladymusic88

    from south dakota

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

        I thought this was not going to work. It was responding backwards. All I had to do was turn the keyboard off, and then back on with the pedal already attached. Perfect. Really nice feel to the workings of the pedal.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Pedal Ever

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

        I have had my pedal for at least ten years now and love the sound this pedal produces. Plus it has the switch in the bottom of the pedal if you want the sustained keys to stay.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Pedal.....Highly Recommended!

        By N. C.

        from TN

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        Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

        We bought this pedal for our keyboard awhile back and I don't regret it one bit. We were trying to choose between the FC5 and the FC4, but we decided to go with the FC4 because it would work better on squishy carpet. If you need a keyboard, I highly recommend this one to you. Even though it is a little bit higher, you get your money's worth out of it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

        I got this pedal several months ago. It never gives me any trouble, it works fantastic. I haven't had Any problems with it. Great value, sustain is fantastic. I Would buy it again. I highly Recommend it!

         
        5.0

        FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal

        By Acoustic Rain

        from Milford, MA

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

          This is a basic sustain pedal. No frills; it just does what it's supposed to and that's pretty much all that matters for this product.

           
          5.0

          Does Exactly What It Is Supposed to Do

          By Chipster

          from Richland WA

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

              It works as intended and I'm pleased with it. Press and hold the pedal and you get a keyboard sustain. Note though, it's on/off like a switch. There's no fancy modulation like you can get with a piano.

              It's heavy and the pedal is about the size of a standard piano pedal. I didn't have any problem with it sliding around like some reviewers described, but it may be because it rests on carpet. The cord is more than adequate length. It was pretty much plug and play.

              Some reviewers noted that it worked backwards or did other functions than sustain. This may be because of keyboard settings. My Yamaha keyboard manual describes how to reverse the on/off to off/on and how to set it to perform functions other than sustain.

               
              5.0

              Nicely responsive!

              By Phatfunk

              from Bloomington, IL

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

                  This pedal simply does what it's supposed to, reliably.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Rick

                  from North central Arkansas

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

                    I have used the cheaper pedals and they don't seem to hold up as good as this pedal. It works great with my Yamaha keyboards.

                     
                    5.0

                    sustain pedal sliding problem

                    By saxguy

                    from Sidney Ohio

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

                        The only problem I had with the pedal was sliding. At home, I have carpeting in my music room. I took Velcro that has sticky on the back side and stuck it to the bottom of the pedal. The Velcro grabs the carpeting and stays in one place. I have another which I glued 2 suction cups on the bottom and it sticks to hardwood floors with no problem. Or us 2 sided tape. It will last for a while. Problem solved///

                         
                        5.0

                        Rugged, quality pedal

                        By Pianot Tom

                        from Austin, Texas

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Pros

                        • Feel Of An Acoustic Pedal
                        • More Stable Than An Fc-5
                        • Well-

                        Cons

                        • Slides On A Smooth Floor

                        Best Uses

                        • Performance

                        Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

                        I replaced an FC-5 with this pedal. It still slides out from under my foot like the 5 did...I will try a CreepNoMore and see if that helps. Nonetheless, it has a good feel, and it is a quality-built pedal.

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Sustain Pedal

                        By John Wright

                        from Eastover, NC

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Pros

                        • Dependable
                        • Responsive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

                          Solid, it won't slip on the floor and it works great!

                           
                          4.0

                          "backwards" pedal

                          By susiebacti

                          from Catonsville, MD

                          About Me Novice

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                          Pros

                          • Compact Design

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

                            This pedal works opposite than that of a piano. My daughter (13) did not care for it.

                             
                            4.0

                            Does what it's supposed to do.

                            By Rainer

                            from Allentown, PA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Don't Use It Often

                              Comments about Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal:

                              I don't use it often, but it's there when I need it. I'm pleased so far.

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