Will a sustain pedal work as a tap tempo pedal for delays?

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  1. acousticplays

    acousticplays Member

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    Just as the title says, looking for a cheaper tap tempo alternative for a Boss Delay :) Will a piano's sustain pedal work?
     
  2. JamonGrande

    JamonGrande Supporting Member

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    more than likely, yes. Most tap tempo inputs just need a momentary contact switch like a piano sustain pedal. Only issue might be with the polarity of the switch - the tempo will either be set by the depress or release of the pedal.

    joe
     
  3. mcdes

    mcdes Member of no importance

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    I've used a tap tempo for a sustain pedal on keys many a time.
     
  4. sam_sealion

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    Same here.. i have used a korg sustain pedal for keyboard with my dd-7.. Should work fine..
     
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    I used a yamaha sustain pedal with my boss dd5 for nearly a decade. Actual prefer it over any other tap pedals. Much better feel and a nice long lead attached.
     
  6. stratchamp57

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    Would something like this work?
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    Yes, I used a yamaha with my DD7 when I first started playing electric. Looks a bit silly, but it will get the job done.
     
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    Be careful, I know with some keyboard companies (Casio IIRC) they make pedals that only work for their keyboards, therefore you have to buy a Casio pedal to work with a Casio keyboard...so some might not work with a delay pedal..

    But it seems Yamaha and Korg pedals would do ya just fine.
     
  9. stratchamp57

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    Just tried it and it works as a tap tempo switch for my g3. Thanks for the idea guys. :)
     

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