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    Using foot pedal

    Hallo out there,

    Well, just got myself a new foot pedal(sustain?) but have no idea how to use it! Plugged it in but how do I get the thing to work?

    Marto

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    Re: Using foot pedal

    You step on it. No, no, just kidding. I couldn't resist. Are you using it with GPO? A little more info please.

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    Re: Using foot pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    You step on it.
    Almost fifty years playing the piano -- and finally, FINALLY! -- someone tells me what to do with that fool pedal.

    All this time, I thought you were supposed to get down there and jack the thing up and down like the dingus on a barber's chair -- so you could raise up the whole piano.

    I probably sent back six Steinways by now because it never worked.

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    I thought the "thumping" sound you get when you stomp on the foot pedal was for keeping the beat!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Using foot pedal

    The one on the left is the clutch.
    - Jamie Kowalski

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    I never paid any attention to the clutch under the piano or in a car for that matter (griiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnndddddddd!)
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Using foot pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    The one on the left is the clutch.
    Yeah, but the brake pedal in the middle on mine doesn't work at all.

    Tried to stop for a school bus the other day, and had to stick my foot out to do it.

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    Re: Using foot pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by marto
    Hallo out there,

    Well, just got myself a new foot pedal(sustain?) but have no idea how to use it! Plugged it in but how do I get the thing to work?

    Marto
    Well, on the Kontakt player, just below the LOAD button is a small bar, options. Select that and on the menu that appears, you will find some choices for your pedal. If that does not get you going with the pedal, you will have to make sure that you have a pedal which is compatible with your keyboard. To determine this, it would be necessary to know the model of the pedal and the keyboard you are using, and possibly, what software.

    Richard

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    Re: Using foot pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by RichR
    I thought the "thumping" sound you get when you stomp on the foot pedal was for keeping the beat!
    Did you play in the cocktail lounges in San Francisco?

    Richard

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    Re: Using foot pedal

    Yeah, but the brake pedal in the middle on mine doesn't work at all.
    The middle one on my piano must be broken too. It makes just one note stick and the rest are all choppy sounding.

    Did you play in the cocktail lounges in San Francisco?
    No, I backed some of the best Chicago had to offer back in the early '70s but that was on sax and clarinet.

    Marto:
    What Richard has to say is what you were probably looking for. The rest of us were just having some fun about pedals .
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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