Roland EV-5 Pedal
J. Larry Hendry
jlarryh at iquest.net
Sun Apr 4 21:44:36 CEST 1999
> From: WeAreAs1 at aol.com
>> -- snip out a very infomative and thoughtful explanation -- <<
> As Juergen said, the Yamaha pedals feel very nice. However, I disagree
> him about their ruggedness. I've owned four of them (two of the FC5 and
> FC7), and I have already destroyed three of them from using them on live
> gigs. The metal footpads just bend and buckle, under my feet, at least.
> (No, I don't stand on them, and I weigh in at just 145 pounds. I sit
> while playing, but I play a lot of organ patches, so I keep my right foot
> a pedal almost all the time) These same feet have been stomping on a
> of the "cheap fragile plastic" EV-5's for about 5 years, with no problems
> whatsoever. They don't feel nearly as nice as those Yamaha pedals,
> Michael Bacich
Thanks for the explanation. However, I'm gonna go with JH and offer a
contrasting opinion. I have used nothing but FC-7s on my gigs for years.
I like the rubberized exterior and feel. They work fine with Korg gear too
without modification for an expression pedal. I sit on a tall stool and
always keep one foot on the pedal. I have used these same two pedals for 8
years I know and have never had a failure. and they don't make any noise
when they operate. I love that part.
Since you have broken three, I have to ask you, "do you get speeding
tickets on a regular basis?" <grin> Just poking fun, of course. I'm
actally amazed to hear that you have broken even one of these.
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