A bass pedal for the keyboard. How does this work

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by IAMERICCOCHRANE, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. What I am imagining is a pedal the keyboardist steps on and it plays the bassline, which I know isn't the case. Is it like a guitar pedal, in which you turn it on and it changes the sound (this being the sound of a bass guitar) or does it work differently? Thanks in advance.
  2. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    um i'm guessing it generates an octave down?
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    are you talking about a whammy pedal?
  4. I don't know, im just plain confused about it. I hear people say "oh he must play pedal bass" and I have no clue what they are talking about.
  5. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    On organs there are foot pedals that are pretty much just some large keys that you press down to produce tones. Like if you were to have a keyboard on the ground which you play with your feet, while playing the keyboard on the top with your hands.
  6. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I have a pedal bass similiar to this one. It was made by SLM (not Ampeg, it's an Italian company).[​IMG]