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My Midified AGO Pedalboard Project

Postby christopher james quinn » Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:50 pm

Crude, but good enough for a pianist from Brooklyn.

Special thanks to Jean-Marc for sending me pics of his much more elegantly executed project which inspired this for me.

24 gauge wired is laced through the holes drilled straight through the key and housing of the cheap midi keyboard (mini keys no less!. Wire is wrapped around the tabs on the pedal ends and balled up on the key side.

"Regulation" is via tightening up the balled up end.

More pics as I proceed through the project.

This would likely be too fussy for a pro, but for someone starting out like me it is fine. I paid about 14 US$ for the keyboard and got the AGO pedals for free from the piano dealer where I bought my piano.


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Postby TheBaron » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:45 pm

Well, I guess that's one way to do it...

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Postby GDay » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:50 pm

pretty close to tracker!
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Postby christopher james quinn » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:01 pm

GDay wrote:pretty close to tracker!


Mechanical solutions always work best :D
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Postby BachsFugue » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:22 pm

I am duly impressed!
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Postby christopher james quinn » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:37 pm

Well. a couple of people have sent me pics of their own "tracker" set ups and I can tell you that they have executed it in a much more elegant manner!
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Postby MRGreenwood » Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:23 am

Now that's what I call inventive! It certainly put a smile on my face.

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Postby christopher james quinn » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:01 pm

Thanks Martin G!

Here's some more pics of the 'console' unit. Roughly follows AGO standards, the lower manual is 29 inches above the middle D pedal, AGO calls for 29.5. Of course, these are 88 key manuals which is not AGO standard. Need to get a bench now.

Thanks to Cole who sent me a PDF file with all the AGO specifications.

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Postby christopher james quinn » Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:47 pm

Went back to the piano dealer today and picked up this old Rodgers bench.

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Postby treimers » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:44 pm

GDay wrote:pretty close to tracker!



wow.... good word for it :-)
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