Casio SP33 Keyboard Pedals for PX-150 and PX-350
- Damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals
- Supports half-pedal operation
- Attaches to the CS-67 stand
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I am still giving it 4 stars as at roughly Rs. 2000 its seems reasonably priced. However if there was another pedal option from casio with better build quality then I would definitely recommend that over this one.
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1. The springs in the pedals are firm enough to give the pedals an even and balanced feel.
2. All three pedals do what they're supposed to do, especially the sostenuto (or middle) pedal which functions as it should on a grand.
3. The damper (or right) pedal's half-damper functionality works wonders. The range of the half-damper is not fixed and allows for a bunch of different partial-pedal effects. With this pedal, one can play an ending chord and slowly lift the pedal to achieve a smooth fade-out; one can also press the pedal with a miniscule amount of pressure to get a sustain effect as if the felt of the dampers were ever so slightly brushing against the strings.
1. The pedals are short in length. Compared to my M-Audio SP-2, these pedals are only 2.5 inches (3 inches if including the plastic guard) long where as the SP-2 has a total open length of 4 inches. This feels slightly awkward since my toes have to curl around the edge of the plastic bar. However, with use I'm certain I will grow comfortable with this.
2. When I purchased my PX-350 I did not know about the half-damper functionality and I bought a Z-frame stand. These pedals were designed to be mounted on the Casio CS-67 stand. Since this is the only model Casio manufactures that is compatible with the PX-350 I was left with no other option.
To secure the massive bar against the Z-frame I used strips of yoga mat.
3. Casio only makes this specific model and other brands of half-damper pedals DO NOT work with the PX-350 (probably because of the way Casio wired the 6-pin connector in the keyboard). I wish Casio made another model similar to the design of the Roland RPU-3.
In conclusion, the SP-33 is great at what it's supposed to do, just not in its design.
Note: The pedals come as a single unit and they don't require assembly. The pedals also come with mounting brackets and screws, and an instruction pamphlet with instructions on how to mount the pedals to the CS-67.
Most of my gripes are minor, but again at $75 Casio really should've gotten this right
1) The pedals are small, both in width and length. You get used to it but you have to put your feet all the way to the back.
2) The pedals are pretty stiff. At first they were so stiff my foot would hurt if I didn't wear shoes when I used them. They loosen a little over time but are still noticeably stiff.
3) The pedals don't depress very far at all. Yeah, it's not a real piano, but these pedals only depress about a quarter of an inch so gently letting off sustain can be difficult.
3) It doesn't fit the keyboard very well. It usually doesn't move during use but it doesn't quite sit flush with the floor so the whole thing tilts a little when you push down peddles. This might be part of why depressing them is so difficult.
Other than that this is a decent pedal system so if you want to do more than on/off sustain, I'd say it's still worth the money considering there are no alternatives.
I would add that pedal pressure is adequate but not particularly sensitive and the effects it produces are not terrific when compared to the very good piano sound the keyboard itself has (I have the Privia 150 and for a low-end professional digital piano, especially in a reasonable price range, the many sound samples are truly well done and can be used in professional performance).
I think all of the effects of three pedals could be improved greatly and while the decay of the sustain pedal is not the worst, for example, an adjustable decay time would help. Same possibilities (appropriately) with the sostenuto and soft pedal. Why not add that feature?
Putting the unit together was pretty easy and the instructions were clear and all you need is a philips screwdriver.
The price for this unit is relatively low, but you are roughly getting what you pay for – in fact, I think it’s slightly overpriced for the minimal threshold of quality it offers (it meets the bare minimum of “fair”) and the average, but adequate, construction.
But if you are not going to be fussy, these pedals are probably fine for you. I am used to more sensitivity and a better distance from the piano seat, but I am used to working with real pianos and this one is set up for practice use at this time and I require it where it currently stands, so my hands are tied.
But it’s not a “bad” product, so I don’t want to not recommend it, there are simply several details some customers may want to consider.
The last consideration is this: if you want three pedals, this is your only choice! I am sticking to a separate, free standing sustain pedal that I can place where I need it to be, that works best for me. To that end, some free advice would be to replace what they ship with in terms of a pedal, you can purchase a freestanding sustain pedal that is in the shape of and mimics the tension of an actual sustain pedal of a piano.
I rarely write long reviews, I hope this one helps. Bottom line, you are stuck with purchasing this unit if you truly need all three pedals, so simply keep in mind the downsides.