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The sustain pedal is permanently on!

I have a sx px 665 electric piano and the sustain pedal is on all the time! I`ve tried taking plug out of back of piano and putting it in again but makes no difference! We have an end of term show next week so we are somewhat panicking!!! Can anyone make any suggestions?

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You MAY be trying to use a Roland pedal on an instrument that requires a different one.

The Roland have a normally closed contact where MOST others are normally open.

If you are using Roland equipment, then use of another brand OR a broken cable will cause this as will a shorted cable with other brands.

It looks like you MIGHT have a Technics given that number you posted. Not sure of which polarity pedal you require with that, So you need to test it.

Plug in a regular instrument cable and see if it sustains with nothing at other end. If it does, you need a normally closed one.

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