Yamaha FC3A Piano-style Sustain Pedal with Half-damper Control

Keyboard Pedal with Half-damper Support, 6' Cable, and 1/4" Plug
Yamaha FC3A Piano-style Sustain Pedal with Half-damper Control image 1
Yamaha FC3A Piano-style Sustain Pedal with Half-damper Control image 1
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Achieve Great Control of Your Keyboard!

The Yamaha FC3A is a piano-style damper pedal for use with Yamaha keyboards that support half-damper positions. Instead of a typical on/off type pedal the half-damper feature allows you to fine tune your sustain by varying the pressure on the pedal,, giving you great control of your performance much like an acoustic piano. A robust design with a 6-foot cable and a 1/4" plug assures the FC3A will be a long lasting addition to your keyboard rig. Get more command out of your Yamaha keyboard with the FC3A keyboard pedal.

Yamaha FC3A Half-damper Pedal Features:
  • Keyboard pedal that works with all half-damper enabled Yamaha keyboards
  • Half-damper function for nuanced performance
  • Rubber underside prevents slipping
  • 1/4" plug for input to your keyboard
  • 6' cable
Command your keyboard with the Yamaha FC3A half-damper keyboard pedal!

Tech Specs

Type Sustain
Polarity Normally Closed (-)

Customer Reviews

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It's a better pedal

It's a damper pedal with a better build quality. Feels sturdier than the cheap pedals you might buy. If you don't mind spending a few additional dollars get this pedal instead of brand X.

Not As Good

I was eagerly looking forward to receiving the new upgraded FC3A after using my FC3 model for the past 9 years with my Yamaha S-90es. I immediately liked the new shape and also the rubber pad improvement on the bottom which actually have real gripping and staying power on a smooth floor surface, unlike the previous FC3 pads which allowed the pedal to slide all over the place and would become a real nuisance when practicing or performing live. If the pads on the new FC3A start to slip, all you have to do is wipe the dust or dirt off of them and you're back in business. However, the biggest disappointment came when I was A/B-ing the pedal against the previous version. I was not initially planning on doing this, but I immediately noticed an audible difference when using the new FC3A and decided to test both side by side. The comparison was performed on my new Yamaha S-90xs. Although it does provide 'realistic' damper characteristics, the new FC3A dampens the notes too abruptly and cuts off too soon. (Keep in mind this pedal is supposed to resemble the qualities of an actual grand piano damper pedal, where you can 1/2 dampen the strings instead of on/off like most electronic damper pedals). If you never owned a previous model FC3, then you would not know the difference, but the FC3 performs smoother and has a broader damper 'throw' for a less-abrupt and softer on/off. To summarize, the FC3A is not a bad pedal and basically gets the job done, but the previous FC3 is much better in terms of how it performs the realism of the damper mechanics, especially when using a piano patch. Unfortunately, I will have to soldier on with the older version for now and hope Yamaha will make the correction for this product sometime in the future. One more note of comparison. The FC3 was manufactured in Japan. The current FC3A is manufactured in Indonesia.
Music background: Professional Keyboard Player
See also: Volume Pedals, Yamaha, Yamaha Keyboard Pedals