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FC7 Foot Pedal Adapter

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We've made these adapters since 2003 -- almost thirteen years.  It started with a request for a small adapter to make an FC7 work with a Roland keyboard, without the need to cut off the end and resolder the wires; then a general product on our website as the word spread.  The adapter also works for Roland pedals with Yamaha gear.

So, why stop making them?  It's a product with a small and (mostly) steady demand, but the market never grew to the point of mass-producing them.  It's time to buy more parts -- hundreds of them -- and I've decided to call it a day.  I have enough stock to make a few more, and that's the end of it.


Note:  We are sold out of the straight version.  The right-angle type is still for sale. When they run out, the link to the left will stop allowing anyone to order them.

The Yamaha FC7 is just about the perfect volume/expression pedal:  it's rugged, stays put, lasts for years, and has a smooth response.  Unfortunately, the terrific Yamaha FC7 isn't directly compatible with keyboards by Roland, Kurzweil, older Clavia (Nord), Voce, M-Audio, and others without rewiring the permanently attached cable, which of course voids the warranty.  This small, rugged adapter saves you from having to cut the plug off the cable and re-solder the connections to a new plug.

  • It converts a Yamaha FC-7 to work with a product that needs a Roland EV-5 or EV-7.
  • It converts a Roland or Fatar pedal to work with a Yamaha keyboard or multi-effect.
  • It swaps the phase of a balanced output to match the polarity of other devices in a large keyboard rig or PA system.

The FC7X-II has a small right-angle plug that fits all applications, and a rugged strain relief.

This adapter can also be used to convert a standard sustain pedal to the wiring needed to control Chorale/Tremolo (Slow/Fast) on the Ventilator II.



Replacement Keyboard/Speaker Stand Knobs (Thumbscrews)

These threaded knobs fit Ultimate Support and other keyboard and speaker stands -- any piece of gear that uses a 1/4"-20 threaded knob.  They're made of a durable acetal plastic which resists scratches and damage from dropping.  Don't throw that stand out -- replace the knobs and it'll work like new again!

Note:  These knobs have stainless steel threads, and may strip if overtighted in a standard steel nut.  A matching stainless steel nut is supplied, and I highly recommend that you replace the existing nut with the included part.

You spoke, we listened!  We now produce a taller version of the knob, to work better on bigger speaker and lighting tripods.  The new style has a 3/8" spacer to allow them to mount further from the tube for easier tightening.

Replacement Slider Knobs



These are exact replacement Re'An slider knobs used on Mackie, Soundcraft, and many other mixers, perfect for replacing the one that fell off at a gig, or never came with your used or demo gear.  It's also useful to swap out some of the one-color set on a mixer to make easier adjustments on stage; use the colors to define a vocal grouping, or the drum channels, for example.  We sell four colors:  black with white stripe, red with white stripe, grey with white stripe, and white with black stripe.

The knobs are available in two shaft styles: 1mm x 8mm (the style inside the blue border in the drawing), which fit Alps 100mm faders used on Mackie studio consoles, as well as Behringer and other equipment; and 1mm x 4mm (the style inside the red border in the drawing), which fit Mackie CR/CFX and Soundcraft mixers with 60mm Alps faders, as well as CME Keyboards, and many other brands.

Note:  Not all colors are available in both styles.  Click here to see how to modify an "M" slider into the "K" style.

These knobs are no longer generally available in the US.  We have good stock in most colors and sizes; however, once they run out, that's it.  Substitutes are available (elsewhere), but they are a different size and shape.  If you want genuine knobs to match your Mackie CR/SR/CFX mixers, order now.

NOTE:  Most of the slider styles we sell use the "M" mounting tang style, as seen below, which is the most popular style.  The ones marked as "8mm" use the "K" mounting tang style; note that some sliders have a split in the tang, others do not.  (As a general rule, 60mm faders have an M tang, and 100mm faders have a K tang.)  As long as your sliders DO NOT have a Penny and Giles 'T-top,' then one of our knob styles will probably fit.

NOTE:  We do not carry the "P" style knobs, nor do we know where to get them.



Vintage Korg Synth Knobs

These are genuine Korg knobs from the mid-80s, and will replace broken or missing ones on the PolySix™, MonoPoly™, and Poly 800™ synths, as well as some Korg drum machines and effects.  The are press-on style, designed to fit a splined shaft.

Note:  These knobs are sold individually, not in groups of six.


IEC Power Cords

These cords have the regular three-pin AC plug on one end, and an IEC-style plug on the other.  IEC-style plugs are used by Behringer, Digitech, DOD, Korg, Mackie, Peavey, and others -- just about anyone who still puts the power supply inside the gear. At AshbySolutions.com, we sell only two styles of AC power cords: the longest and shortest ones we can find!  (Hey, you can get a 6-foot cord just about anywhere.)


Why you NEED a longer power cord --

  • Because there's no such thing as an extension cord that's "long enough."
  • There always seems to be one less outlet on your side of the stage than you need.
  • That power strip in your rack is great, but they always make you put it just a little too far from where you stand.

Our Long Power Cord is 15 feet long. That's right -- 4-1/2 meters and change!  Chances are, it'll reach from your end of things to whatever you need to plug into.  It's UL approved, and comes in only one color: black -- just to make Henry Ford proud.

Note:  These long cords are nice and thick, so they're heavy, and shipping costs are higher than most items in this category.


OK, so then why do you need a shorter cord?

  • Connecting gear inside a rack.  Cables are heavy to lug around, and they add to the clutter inside the box.
  • All that stuff sitting on a table in your studio, plugged into an outlet box.

Our Short Power Cord is only three feet long (0,9m).  It's also UL approved, and comes in Mr. Ford's favorite color, just like its big brother.


So, what's this "Xtra-Short" one for?

Sometimes the gear in your rack is sitting so close to the power strip that it almost doesn't need a power cord.  So, we're offering buyers a choice:  3-foot for those places where the power cord isn't exactly next to the outlet, and 1-foot for when it is.  If you can live with a very short cord, you'll save even more space and weight.  It's also UL approved, and comes in classic black -- why buck a trend here?

  • That AC adapter that sits on the floor, right next to your power strip. The one that you always trip over, because the cord's in the way.
  • All that stuff sitting on a table in your studio, plugged into an outlet box.

Piggyback Power Cords


This is a great idea!  As rack gear gets smaller and smaller, more stuff fits in the same rack.  15-20 years ago, an 8U rack was good for maybe 4-5 items.  Today, power amps are 2U or less, and half-rack modules are everywhere; it's possible to put 10+ modules and amps in that same space.  Well, guess what?  The built-in power center still has 5-6 outlets.

Enter these piggyback IEC power cords.  Simply attach one of them to the first rack module, then connect another power cord to the outlet in the back -- and save a couple of extra outlets to use at the gig!  They're made with 14AWG wire, so current handling isn't an issue.  They are available in 1-foot and 2-foot lengths to fit any need.

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