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Yamaha FC7 vs Roland EV5

Postby The Elf » Sat May 19, 2018 3:17 pm

I like the build quality of the Yamaha FC7, but I always have to first open the damned things up and re-wire them to work with anything in my rig.

The Roland scores by being instantly compatible with all of my gear, but I've never used one to know what its build quality is like.

The prices of the two are fairly close (in fact identical at Thomann!), so...

Any advice?
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Re: Yamaha FC7 vs Roland EV5

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat May 19, 2018 3:42 pm

I use FC7s with several different keyboards and have never needed to rewire it -- it seems to work properly with everything I've tried. And I like the fact that the operating angle is adjustable.

Not used the EV5 I'm afraid so can't compare.

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Re: Yamaha FC7 vs Roland EV5

Postby Guido3 » Sat May 19, 2018 4:01 pm

I use a Roland EV5. It’s survived me treading on it for the last 5 years and I bought it s/h!!

It’s plastic but feels really solid. I’d recommend it.
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Re: Yamaha FC7 vs Roland EV5

Postby The Elf » Tue May 22, 2018 1:18 pm

Thanks for the info, guys. From what opinions I've managed to gather I think I will buy another FC7 (they are built like tanks) and get the soldering iron out again!

I very much agree with Hugh - the ability to adjust the pedal angle is also a big plus.
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Re: Yamaha FC7 vs Roland EV5

Postby Scorps » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:29 pm

It's and old thread, but still if anyone wonders about the difference - they are two very different pedals. The EV5 has very short travel and seems to be made for using while standing. On the other hand, the FC7 has a nice long throw, about the same as a real Hammond expression pedal, thus being more comfortable to use when sitting. I prefer the latter one myself as its wide range allows smoother volume changes.
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Re: Yamaha FC7 vs Roland EV5

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:22 pm

Hi Scorps, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)

And what a helpful first post - that really is useful info :thumbup:


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