Yamaha FC7 Volume Pedal Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
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February 25, 2013Music Background:
great pedalgreat pedal, hasa long swing so no sharp changes in volume like the morley I used to use.
from Kansas, USA
November 21, 2012Music Background:
Great quality, well built pedalThis is a fantastic pedal. Based off of the pictures, it looks a little flimsy but that is not the case. I've been using it with my S90 XS for a couple months, and it has done great. It is really nice to be able to pump up the volume for a lead break or something.
I have been very impressed with it, as it has a very smooth action, and feels solid. Because I usually stand when playing the keyboard, there are times when I actually stand on the pedal (using the other foot for the damper pedal). Even this hasn't impacted it poorly.
I actually may get a second so I can control different Parts separately.
June 27, 2012Music Background:
weekend warrior band live playing 30+ years
Great Keyboard Volume (Expression Controller)Love this pedal! I use this with my Kawai MP6 stage piano, and I can not tell you how frustrated I was with the Roland EV-5 pedal for the MP6 board. This has great weight, good movement smooth midi response throughout the range and you can gang these with additional pedals as well. It also has an adjustable angle for playing from a seated or a standing position as well as a spring loaded adjustment for momentary maximum pedal travel as well. Love this pedal!
from Ocala, Florida
May 19, 2012Music Background:
Perfect PedalExcellant quality very smooth action
April 13, 2012Music Background:
Bachelor Music Ed./Perform every weekend/Music teacher
No problems.Same as Motiff
from Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 2, 2008Music Background:
Pro Musician, Composer
Fabulous pedal, great price, works with Roland too (see review)Like the other reviews say, one of the very best pedals around. Nice long pedal sweep range (super for organ work or other delicate control), stable, doesn't move around.
Only negative might be the cable being hard wired to the pedal. If it were a simple plug-in cable, if damaged it could easily and swiftly be replaced with another in a live gig situation. The way it is should it get damaged on stage you'd better be fast and handy with a screwdriver and solder iron.
To work perfectly on Roland and other kbd brands, you just need to reverse the polarity on the jack. (If you're not up to wiring your own adapter, spend a few bucks on the FC7X or FC7X-II adapter cable mentioned in the other reviews here - just google for it - and your FC7 pedal will work fine with all kbd brands.) You could reverse and re-solder the wiring right at the pedal, but then your FC7 would no longer work with Yamaha gear. Once you have an adapter jack you’re always set for any keyboard. (Would be super nice if Yamaha would just put a polarity switch right on the pedal like some other manufacturers.)
You can also y-jack the pedal into two (or more?) separate kbds and control each at the same time with one pedal. **Note: If controlling a Yamaha and Roland kbd together, the polarity adapter jack mentioned above goes on after the y-jack, then into the Roland. If you put the polarity adapter before the y-jack then the Roland will respond fine but your Yamaha kbd won't respond correctly.
Buy the pedal, you won't be disappointed. At this price nothing else even comes close.
from Newark, DE
November 28, 2007Music Background:
Songwriter, church musician
Superb quality for a bargain priceI just received this pedal and am extremely pleased with it. The quality is superb, the action is beautiful. I use it with my Yamaha S90 and it's just what I've been looking for. Elsewhere I've read complaints about not-so-smooth volume adjustment, but since this pedal is wired for my keyboard it is perfect. If you're working with a different brand keyboard and you're experiencing jumps in volume adjustment, look for the FC7X or FC7X-II. This inexpensive adapter should fix the wiring issues. This pedal is well worth the price, and then some.
from San Francisco, CA
May 21, 2007Music Background:
Solid, but check it with your keyboardI bought the FC7 to replace a Roland EV-5. I like the sturdy construction (compared to the Roland's plastic), but it definitely weighs more when I'm hauling gear (then again, it stays put on the floor). Strangely, though, I can't get it to work as well as the Roland pedal with an M-Audio 88es. It seems the "sweet spot" for volume change is only a few degrees of travel. From 0-30% it's quiet, from 30-50% it's controlling volume, and from 50% up, it's full blast.
When I hooked it up to my Yamaha S80, though, it was a completely different story. Response was smooth, and the "swell" feature worked as advertised. I'm going back to the Roland for a gigging pedal, but I'm keeping the FC7 for my studio setup. My advice is to check it with your keyboard, and play around with the adjustment settings before you toss the packing material.
July 28, 2006Music Background:
Great feel, super features, bargain priceI've been using two of these for about 3 years. They are built like a tank. In fact, I bought another "major brand" expression pedal a year ago, which cost more than twice as much as the FC7. It was made cheaply, and felt like a toy. The FC7 is easily adjusted for players who play standing or sitting, and the spring action and solid-construction are top notch. I have even purchased adapters so I can use these with Roland and other gear that have different wiring configurations.