I've deliberately waited several months before reviewing this product. All-too-often reviews are written within days of purchase but as a gigging musician I not only need gear which does what it's designed to, but which is also well-built and reliable. Almost 6 months in, this pedal has performed very well indeed. Yes on the surface there's perhaps not too much to say about a sustain pedal - it only does one thing, after all. It's built well, especially for it's price; the pedal action is quiet and smooth with a pleasing depth of travel and weight to it and there is a very useful polarity switch on the underside. In fact it's very similar to the much more costly Yamaha FC-5 which I also use.
The additional weight of playing whilst stood up takes its toll on sustain pedals, especially piano-style ones. Even the premium-branded ones suffer over time. I'm pleased to say after 6 months use the Fatar VFP1 has been excellent - no glitches; squeaks or rattles. Will it survive as long as a Yamaha FC-5? Time will tell, but at less than half the price, the Fatar has unbeatable bang for your buck.
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Excellent little pedal
markodarko on 10.05.2014
This pedal is perfect. Does exactly what it's supposed to do and does it well. It's switchable from on when not pressed and off pressed to on when pressed and off when not pressed. On my Keystation it needs to be on all the time for it to work normally.
The metal tongue bit comes with a plastic snap-on cover to protect it, but you can keep this on if you prefer to. The cable is plenty long enough to be routed under my desk, up the other side and finally into my keyboard.
Solid construction with a great action. Feels like it'll take years of stomping. Cheap too - much cheaper than a Roland or Yamaha equivalent.
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