Fixing a Broken Pedal Rod


Question: What do you do if a pedal rod breaks at a gig?

I’ve had this happen more than once. You should try to continue if it’s at all possible. Depending on the gig, the client probably won’t know the difference. Often, when a rod breaks, it leaves the discs only partially engaged and causing buzzing every time you hit the string. So, you’ll need to adjust the rod so there are no buzzes and so the pedal is in the most useful position.

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