DIYAPASON-L Digest #63 - Monday, March 20, 2000
Re: Pedalboards
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Re:  Pedalboard
  by "John Haskey" <>

(back) Subject: Re: Pedalboards From: <> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 15:22:03 EST   > Hi all > I am working on a scheme to add a pedalboard to my MIDI keyboard, which = is > coupled to my computer, using some sampling software to produce VERY > realistic organ sounds. I would like to build a basic full range (not = quite > 32 notes, the other standard length) pedalboard in radiating concave = format. > I will be using pull-downs to activate keys on the main keyboard with = the > pedalboard. Can anyone give me some guidance on how to build such a > pedal-board? ie. materials, measurements, plans, anything will help. > Thanks, > Christiaan Dekter >>   Hello Christiaan:   Used pedalboards are not hard to come by. If you lived in my area I would =   give you one just to make space in my shop. Judging form your e-mail = address you are not in the US so this would be difficult for you.   The concave and radiating keys make for a layout that is a bit complicated =   even for a master woodworker. Call around to your nearest pipe organ = shops and see if they ever get used pedalboards in that they might sell cheaply. = Call also to electronic organ shops where instruments regularly go to the trash. A used pedalboard most certainly would be cheaper than just the = wood alone needed to make it.   If you are still determined, Organ Supply Industries have all that you = need in the way of naturals, sharps, guides, springs, felt, etc. Their new pedalboards are quite nice but do run up as high as $2,000 with all the fittings! A general diagram of the overall pedalboard dimensions and a = side cutaway view of the action is in their catalogue.   Pipe organs are not cheap as my clients find out!   Al Sefl  
(back) Subject: Re: Pedalboard From: "John Haskey" <> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:33:40 -0800 (PST)     Christiaan Dekter asks for help building a pedal board with pull-downs for his Keyboard/Computer setup. Since he's already using MIDI, wouldn't a MIDI pedalboard be much easier to setup? I would think the pull-downs would be a very finicky proposition. Adding MIDI to a pedalboard should be doable for under $100 I would think?   ---john.