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  • BDO vs AGO

    Need some advice: I have never played a 30-note flat pedal board. I am considering getting a BDO spec console for my home thinking the proficiency of being able to move from one console to the other (i.e. between AGO and BDO) would be useful. Is this a valid or misguided concept? I am guessing that even the relatively quick double-pedaling of Reger is often if not usually played on such pedal boards in Europe.

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    Re: BDO vs AGO

    Stay away from flat pedal boards.... they will RUIN your pedal tecnique (sp??) on concave pedal boards. Stick with the concave is my advice... they may cost more, but it's completly worth it.

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      Re: BDO vs AGO

      But remember, if you play anywhere but the US you'll more than likely have to play on a flatboard. Also, many baroque instruments in the US use them too.

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      • #4
        Re: BDO vs AGO

        Soundboarddude is correct with the ruin aspect of pedal tech. I often play classical on the flat board of a Hammond and switching back and forth leaves me wondering at first with each. take note though what to look for in each. The lower octave of pedals on the popular electronic organ are fanned downward. The flat classical pedal board is straight which will not ruin your tech. Although I am like Soundboarddude in liking the concave pedalboard, I have no problem with the flat pedal board that is straight forward from the console. If you chose to play classical music on the pedal board that flares downward, it will throw your positions off and wrong pedal notes are almost guaranteed.

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        • #5
          Re: BDO vs AGO


          here's a couple of links if you want to just try the pedals. who ever would have thought they would come up with stuff like this.



          for a flat pedal board of thirty pedals


          http://www.laukhuff.de/english/midipedal_e.html

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          for a concave 32 note pedal board


          http://www.businessvision.net/edge/M...DMPD%2DAGO32WA

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