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5.0 out of 5 stars SOLID PRODUCT! -- QUALITY AND LOW PRICE?... YES!!!, May 14, 2009
This review is from: M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal with Piano Style Action for Keyboards (Electronics)
Love this pedal!... LOVE IT!... Ordered on April 29, 2009 with free super-saver shipping... Had it in my hands on May 4, 2009 (and the transit time included 2 weekend days!...). FINE JOB, AMAZON! M-Audio SP-2 US65010 Sustain Pedal Piano Style Sustain Pedal for Keyboards LET'S SEE, WHERE TO BEGIN?... I looked at several brands of pedals at local music stores but, none of them had the classic rounded pedal shape (like on a grand piano) that the SP-2 has. Most had squared-off pedals... I prefer the round pedal. The black plastic part of the unit has a simple, clean, elegant shape (I have a design background, so this is important to me...) with precise fitting parts. The rubber bottom plate is held in place by five phillips-head screws (count em'--FIVE!... Two, maybe three would be sufficient, I think...). The over-all impression I get is that this is a solid product. The pedal "maxed out" my 16 ounce postal scale, so I put it on my bathroom scale and it looks like it weighs about 1-1/2 pounds. Lift a 28 ounce can of vegetarian baked beans to get an approximation... It takes a fair amount of effort to depress the pedal, just like on a "real" piano so they got the "feel" just right, in my opinion. The pedal does not squeek and has no side-to-side play whatsoever. It is really a solid, solid product. Another reviewer gave a lower rating because they wrote that the pedal slips on the floor... I strongly refute this claim! Why?... I believe that if that individual would take a moment to wipe off the floor and the bottom of the pedal with a wrung-out soapy rag and let things dry, the problem would be solved. My floor was dusty (oh, the forced-air heat that blows dust into the air...) and transferred dust to the brand-new-out-of-the-box pedal bottom and it slipped a bit... But, once cleaned off, it stayed solidly put. Remember when, as a kid, you got brand-new sneakers and wore them for the first time on the freshly waxed gym floor at your school and tried to skid them along and they made that loud squeeking sound as they skidded to a halt?... It's like that!... NOW, there is something that I want to point out to potential buyers-- AMAZON left two (2) very important features off of the product description... FIRST, the SP-2 does (YES, PEOPLE, IT DOES!...) have a POLARITY SWITCH on the bottom sole plate. This makes the pedal compatible with ANY type, ANY brand of electronic keyboard with a 1/4" pedal jack (on my Korg M-1, the pedal is called the "damper"). Don't you dare let ANY manufacturer FOOL YOU and try to tell you that you must buy THEIR brand of pedal. They just want your money to go to THEM!... Enough said on this matter... SECOND, the SP-2 also comes with a PLASTIC COVER (it's kind of an opaque white color, sort of like old-school tupperware, if you can imagine what that looks like...) for the chrome plated part of the unit. I know, we want our pedal to gleam forever and never get scratched, but it still looks great even with the cover in place. For that recital, maybe just play in your socks and show off that shiny chrome plating!... I realize that I am writing a lengthy review and you may be thinking to yourself, "gee, this guy has too much time on his hands", BUT, I am actually VERY busy, but just felt compelled to give this excellent product a great review that it DESERVES... NOW, I will end by writing, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, and "BUY IT!!!"...
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Initial post: Sep 1, 2012 7:29:12 PM PDT
rn says:
I didn't read your review because of the way you chose to format it. In the future, please divide your text into paragraphs and refrain from the use of caps lock. As someone who reads a lot of reviews, making your review easier on the eyes will result in more people reading it and learning from it.

Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 7:18:07 AM PST
I read the entire review, and was glad that caps were used when he wanted to emphasize certain points. I have found that the internet can be a horrible place to communicate at times.
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