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Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal

You Pay: $37.80

This piano-style sustain pedal features a unique dual zone that allows for two different sustain settings on the keyboard in use, activating a more natural and realistic expressiveness.This durable pedal is made by Yamaha for professional use, in support of the P80 and P120 portable digital pianos. A captive 6' cable is terminated with a 1/4" jack.

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YamahaFC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (11)
  • Compact (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (10)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The real deal

    This is the real deal. I bought this for my Yamaha Motif XS6 and it's an amazing pedal. Every other internet website or regular music store that I search around had this same pedal...Read complete review

    This is the real deal. I bought this for my Yamaha Motif XS6 and it's an amazing pedal. Every other internet website or regular music store that I search around had this same pedal for [$]. I wish there was a plastic cover over the pedal like some other brands so that the silver doesn't get scratched up so easily from regular wear and tear. I also wish it had a polarity switch on the bottom to be able to use it with other branded keyboards like the Korg's.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good gear.

    I bought 02 of these (01 for stage, 01 for studio).
    Look good and sturdy.

    But, honestly I dont see a difference between any other keyboard pedal...Read complete review

    I bought 02 of these (01 for stage, 01 for studio).
    Look good and sturdy.

    But, honestly I dont see a difference between any other keyboard pedal and this one. I am using it with Yamaha Motif MOXF8

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    5.0

    Extraordinary Pedal - Real Piano Feel

    By Ken S.

    from Glastonbury, CT

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sustain Effects
    • Quality of build

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

        This is the perfect pedal for my Yamaha keyboard, and provides sustain effects completely comparable to a concert grand. Subtle pressures yield fine effects. Highly recommend!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Good gear.

        By Vic at Cancun

        from Cancun, Mexico

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

              I bought 02 of these (01 for stage, 01 for studio).
              Look good and sturdy.

              But, honestly I dont see a difference between any other keyboard pedal and this one. I am using it with Yamaha Motif MOXF8

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              best pedal

              By Felip

              from Washington State

              Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

              This sustain pedal is solid, stays put, and works more like a real piano pedal than others I've used, even from Yamaha. B&H had the best price, and they are always very responsive.

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              5.0

              Fast shipping, best price, great combo!

              By mitchphoto

              from Northern CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                  Dual zone, smooth action, incredible price.

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                  5.0

                  GREAT ITEM!

                  By Marc

                  from Wildwood, FL

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                      This works will with our Yamaha MOX8.

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                      5.0

                      Very good item. Works perfectly.

                      By Sir Kliggans

                      from New York

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Selection Of Effects
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                        Works perfectly with my new Yamaha Piaggero keyboard.

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                        4.0

                        Works as expected

                        By NMB

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                          It's a sustain pedal, does what it's supposed to do.
                          The continuous sustain feature works as expected (with compatible piano's), and the pedal feels sturdy and heavy, ensuring it doesn't move when being engaged.
                          The only negative thing I could think of is the fact that the cable is permantly attached to the unit and therefore not easily replaced, but that seems to be standard with sustain pedals.

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                          5.0

                          "I would buy this product again and agai

                          By Leonardo

                          from Rio de Janeiro Brazil

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Good Selection Of Effects

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Performances

                            Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                            Excellent Quality

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again

                            By Roger S.

                            from San Diego California

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Good Selection Of Effects
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                              It works good with my Yamaha Piaggero at all times.

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                              4.0

                              works well

                              By PJ

                              from Long Island, NY

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                    I wasn't aware that this pedal is analog in nature. I was looking for sustain swich for a keyboard, but this pedal has a nice feel and finish. I'll modify it to fit my needs.

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                                    5.0

                                    works as advertised

                                    By yamie fan

                                    from central Florida

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Responsive
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                      Works very well with my motif xf8. Great that Yamaha provides this excellent piano feel. B&H had best deal for the pedal.

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                                      4.0

                                      Good Price

                                      By Boston

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good price value
                                      • Well made

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Studio

                                        Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                        FC3 is being used as the right pedal for the P-155. The FC4 which came with the keyboard will be used for the left or middle pedal. Good quality and price.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Pedal

                                        By Riano

                                        from PDX

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Responsive

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                          Bought to replace the FC5 that was given to me. Much, much nicer to use. Feels like the real thing. No sliding around on the floor during performances.

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                                          4.0

                                          Works fine, takes time to get used to it

                                          By satay

                                          from Ann Arbor, MI

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Has a halfdamper

                                          Cons

                                          • Interval of halfdamper
                                          • Price on the high side

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Any piano that supports

                                          Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                          It is great. Rather than have the full sustain all the time, I was finally able to get half damper. However, as you know, half damper on a real piano is just a very small interval, beyond that, it sound like a full sustain. This pedal has a relatively long half-damper interval, so it you are a light pedaller in a grand piano, it might take some time before you will get used to how deep you must pedal before you get the full sustain.

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                                          4.0

                                          Great if I can make it work

                                          By Cricket

                                          from Alexandria VA

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                                It looks and feels substantial -- just what I ordered -- happy with the price -- but I haven't figured out how to make it work. When I plug it into the piano all I get is constant sustain, no pedal needed. I know it is not the pedal's problem, I just haven't figured out what to do next.

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                                                5.0

                                                Does what it is suppose to!

                                                By Tony

                                                from Atlanta

                                                About Me Experienced

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact Design
                                                • Responsive

                                                Cons

                                                • None

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                                Does what it is suppose to!

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                                                5.0

                                                Great for subtle style

                                                By S Man

                                                from Ft Worth, TX

                                                About Me Experienced

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact Design
                                                • Responsive
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Amateur Recording
                                                  • Home Studio
                                                  • Performances
                                                  • Professional Recording

                                                  Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                                  I replaced the single zone sustain with this one and I am not disappointed. It takes a little getting used to but when you get the feel, it really helps expressive play with subtle nuances, especially with dynamic sections. Great peddle.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  I would buy this product again

                                                  By Choo Choo Rob

                                                  from Chattanooga, TN

                                                  About Me Experienced

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                                                  • Responsive

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Performances

                                                    Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                                    I use the FC3 pedal with my Yamaha S90es keyboard and have had no problems at all. I love the way the sustain works just like on a piano. Unlike some others that have either an on or off sustain, this is a true 0 to 127 levels of pressure to simulate a true sustain piano sound. I would buy this product again and also I would recommend this product to anyone wanting the sustain sound of a real piano.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    The real deal

                                                    By VOLVO4LIFE

                                                    from Hempstead, New York

                                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact Design
                                                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                                                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                                                    • Responsive
                                                    • Versatile

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                      Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                                      This is the real deal. I bought this for my Yamaha Motif XS6 and it's an amazing pedal. Every other internet website or regular music store that I search around had this same pedal for [$]. I wish there was a plastic cover over the pedal like some other brands so that the silver doesn't get scratched up so easily from regular wear and tear. I also wish it had a polarity switch on the bottom to be able to use it with other branded keyboards like the Korg's.

                                                      Share this review

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      A fine pedal for a fine keyboard

                                                      By lanshinnfrodi

                                                      from New York City

                                                      About Me Experienced

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Responsive

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Yamaha FC3 - Dual Zone Piano Style Sustain Pedal:

                                                          I bought this as a second pedal for use with my Yamaha CP300. The keyboard comes with just one pedal, so players wishing to be able to use both sustain and sostenuto need to buy another pedal. The size is like that of a pedal on an acoustic piano, as is the feel.

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