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Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch   

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Perfect for any application that requires a nonlatching momentary switch - use it as a keyboard sustain pedal or as a punch-in switch for hard disk r...Read More

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      Perfect for any application that requires a nonlatching momentary switch - use it as a keyboard sustain pedal or as a punch-in switch for hard disk recorders and more. 5' cable gives you plenty of room to move.

      FEATURES
      • 5' cable
      • 1/4" phone plug
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      YamahaFC5 Sustain Footswitch
       
      4.1

      (based on 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (8)

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        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

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        (1)

      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Responsive (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses
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        • Experienced (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I had to modify it

      This pedal is working nicely now, but be warned, if your keyboard or whatever you are using doesn't work in a reverse polarity mode, it may work opposite, where it sustains when the...Read complete review

      This pedal is working nicely now, but be warned, if your keyboard or whatever you are using doesn't work in a reverse polarity mode, it may work opposite, where it sustains when the pedal is not pressed down, and when it is pressed down, it will stop. Inside the pedal I noticed that the two ends are always touching, and they are separated when the pedal is pressed. I had to switch these ends around so that the ends would touch when the pedal was pressed down. I have a Casio WK-3000 and I'm guessing many other models will have this same problem.

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      Really, pay attention to polarity issues

      It's an ok basic pedal, but not all you'd hope for. I have two of these that I'm not using right now, but still have to go out and buy another pedal because...Read complete review

      It's an ok basic pedal, but not all you'd hope for. I have two of these that I'm not using right now, but still have to go out and buy another pedal because I need one that has the opposite polarity. Some keyboards don't sense the polarity of the pedal, and expect you to use a pedal with specific polarity. So really, would it be so hard to give this pedal a polarity switch like you find on other pedals? Seriously annoying Yamaha.

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      5.0

      I highly recommend this foot pedal

      By 

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Heavy Duty
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

        Much better quality than the foot pedal that came with my keyboard.

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        4.0

        Foot Pedal

        By 

        from Norman, OK

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

            I am a novice at the keyboard but have extensive musical training.
            Your service is excellent!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very solid footswitch

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Responsive
            • Robust
            • Solid Build Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • No Polarity Switch

            Best Uses

            • Basic Kick Drum Pedal
            • Momentary Pedal
            • Sustain Pedal

            Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

            First thing I noticed about this pedal is that the build quality was very solid and it was actually heavy for such a small pedal. Seems like it will hold up to some beating and stomping, the only thing I didn't like was the lack of a polarity switch but I believe you just hold down the pedal while you plug the cable in to invert polarity.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Does the job

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            from East Hampton, New York

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            Pros

            • Compact Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

              Inexpensive but works well.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch

              By 

              from Sentinel, Oklahoma

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Price
              • Well made
              • Works As Advertized

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Using With An Alesis Sr16

                Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

                I use this with an Alesis SR16. I am the lone musician for contemporary Christian music in a small church. This allows me to control the drum machine to add depth to my guitar

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                1.0

                mine was garbage

                By 

                from Michigan

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

                    i feel like for not being much cheaper than other sustain pedals this thing is not worth how shotty the quility is

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Solid piece of equipment

                    Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

                    This is the exact footswitch I needed for the application.a solid "punch in -punch out" operation, with the AW 16G..it functions smootly and quietly...5 stars all the way.
                    I've tried other non-latching foot switches, but Yamaha beats them all. For build, and reliability, should've bought this one first. I use it as a "punch in -out" switch on a Yamaha AW 16-G..works great. Highly recommend.

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    switchfoot

                    By 

                    from USA..... N/A

                    Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

                    Fc 4 & Fc 5, these are momentary switches.... there is no polarity at issue here. period. read the owners manual. try to buy a casio if that is what you have! the reversal is in the keyboard itself. Where the on/off switch is!!! Yamaha.... is synonymous with quality. All the pedals are cheap, If I were to break one, (I haven't) I'd go buy another.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Really, pay attention to polarity issues

                    By 

                    from Omaha, NE

                    Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

                    It's an ok basic pedal, but not all you'd hope for. I have two of these that I'm not using right now, but still have to go out and buy another pedal because I need one that has the opposite polarity. Some keyboards don't sense the polarity of the pedal, and expect you to use a pedal with specific polarity. So really, would it be so hard to give this pedal a polarity switch like you find on other pedals? Seriously annoying Yamaha.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works Very Well

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Yamaha FC5 Sustain Footswitch:

                    Overall, this pedal works very good. This is actually the pedal that came with my keyboard, and so far it holds up pretty good. The only problem I have with it is that it slides a lot, which is bad when your performing and need to use the pedal. Other than that it is a well working cheap pedal that gets the job done.

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