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    Short question about the bench of a pedalboard

    Small question.
    I wish to build a bench for my pedalboard. Which is the ideal distance between the top of the bench and the top of a pedal (I measure 1.78 m) ? Thank you for your answers.


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    Petite question.
    Je souhaite construire un banc pour mon pédalier. Quelle est la distance idéale entre le haut du banc et le dessus d'une pédale (je mesure 1.78 m) ? Merci pour vos réponses.





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    My organ has a distance of 52 cm (middle d of the pedal board, the pedal board is concave). I am 175 cm and that distance feels ok.

    The BDO norm booklet (Bund Deutscher Orgelbaumeister - The society of German organ building masters) states that "for ergonomical reasons the distance should be freely adjustable between 48 and 56 cm (middle d of the pedal board)".
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    J-Paul, you might find this publication of interest. It mentions bench height on the first page, but in the US equivalent of inches.

    I have had to elevate my own church console bench 3/4" (inch) with a wooden board. I carry various thickness of wood blocks around when I visit other churches for playing gigs.

    Lars

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    Thanks. 52 cm seem to be a good mean value because building an adjustable bench is not easy for me.
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    Very interesting this publication, but I have not found inside the info I look for. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    J-Paul, you might find this publication of interest. It mentions bench height on the first page, but in the US equivalent of inches.

    I have had to elevate my own church console bench 3/4" (inch) with a wooden board. I carry various thickness of wood blocks around when I visit other churches for playing gigs.

    Lars
    I have blocks of 5cm (2") under my bench to raise it sufficiently for my height. An adjustable bench would indeed be lovely!

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