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Bought a sustain foot pedal and it works the opposite to what it is supposed to...have to release the pedal for the sustain effect

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Yep!!! Happens all the time and only a few synths have the option of selecting the operating mode.

NOW if you can open the pedal, USUALLY the switch has both the Normally Open and Normally Closed functions that a single wire can be moved to reverse the operation.

USUALLY you will need a soldering iron to make the change.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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