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Offline Bwhitewolfe

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Extending my sustain pedal chord
« on: January 16, 2020, 07:42:07 PM »
I want to put my Wurlitzer on top of my Hammond B3 but the the sustain pedal won’t reach the ground. I’m assuming I can get a chord from Vintage Vibe and somehow attached it to the chord that comes with the pedal, to elongate it, and have it reach the ground? Has anyone dealt with something like this situation?

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Re: Extending my sustain pedal chord
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 08:00:31 PM »
Never had a need to do it - but perhaps something like a custom throttle cable will provide a solution?
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Re: Extending my sustain pedal chord
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 10:09:00 PM »

If you go to the local bicycle shop, you can get a gear-shift cable with the housing.  Fancy folks will call this a derailleur cable.  The cables come in ridiculously long lengths, and they take a few tries to cut cleanly.

The gear shift cables are made to work under tension and compression, so they are stronger than brake cables that are built for tension load only.

I bet the push-pull cables in the link that Dave linked below would be even sturdier.

Sean

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Re: Extending my sustain pedal chord
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 02:48:55 PM »

If you go to the local bicycle shop, you can get a gear-shift cable with the housing.  Fancy folks will call this a derailleur cable.  The cables come in ridiculously long lengths, and they take a few tries to cut cleanly.


Sean


If you don't have a proper cable and housing cutting tool, cutting it can be frustrating.  (You can crimp the housing or fray the cable.)  Figure out the length you want and ask the bike shop to cut it with their professional-quality Park cutter.)

And if you want to have a little fun, Shimano offers cable housings in eight different colors.

Alan
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