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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you tried the pedal straight into the amp without going thru the Roland?
Does the sustain pedal turn on with the foot pedal or is it a separte stomp switch to turn it on?
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
There are two types of damper pedal switches, on that is closed until you press it, and one that closes when your press it. It sounds like your Casio is expecting one type and your Roland pedal is the other type. A quick way to test this is to plug a guitar cable into the Casio pedal input and see if the keyboard sustains. If it does, then your Casio requires an "normally closed" switch.
Some pedals have a small switch near the cord or even on the bottom of the pedal that will reverse the switching operation (BOSS pedals, a division of Roland, have this feature). If you can find that, then change the switch position and you should be OK.
If not, and you feel like digging into your pedal, you could take the bottom off of the pedal and check out the switch itself. Many pedals use a switch that can be used either way. The clue will be on the switch itself. If there is an extra tab on the switch that is unused, then switch the wire that is furthest away from that tab to that tab. This will probably involve soldering, but it is nearly impossible to damage anything.
If moving the wire that is furthest away does not do anything, then try putting that wire back and switching the other one.
If your pedal does NOT have an extra tab, you're SOL, unless you want to buy a replacement switch (unsure of make). If this is the case, you are probably better off getting a different damper pedal - preferably one that is marketed as "universal"
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
See if you can determine where and get to the actual sticky spot. Often I have found that things like this are easy to clean or lubricate as soon as you see the actual place that is rubbing... Looks like it may be tricky to see the lever, but a mirror may help. clean it (even with "goof-off" or something) Then a little wd-40 (on a q-tip if you don't want to make a mess) or mineral oil will probably help. Good Luck
Posted on Jun 25, 2018
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