AAAAHHH! Don't drop my pedal board!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Tbone135, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Tbone135

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    Could've actually been bad.

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  2. hbentley

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    yeah, gear droppage is always scary. even in roadcases, it's never a good feeling.
     
  3. beni

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    Did u use a velcro man?


    Damn..
     
  4. Tbone135

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    Good velcro. The board bounced a couple of times.
     
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    You should pad the top so that it pushes down tight when the lid is closed. This is the secret to no shifting. I can fly mine without a problem.
     
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    velcro doesn't stick well to these loop-side board materials (at least the one's i've seen).

    Better off with stronger velcro (check out the industrial stuff if the regular isn't doing it for you).
     
  8. Greenbacker

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    Man you should have seen mine after I checked it to go to SXSW last year. Scary man... But no casualties.
     
  9. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 mine has plain ol' hook-side velcro on the pedals and plain ol' black rat-fur speaker-cab carpet underneath of 'em, and foam rubber lining the lid that pushes down on everything when closed. it does collect a little lint, but it's rock-solid.
     
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    I use industrial strength Velcro, and if I want to move anything I need a screwdriver to get pedals off the board.

    However I DO use a sponge lining in the lid of the case to keep things secure when travelling. Bought a car wash sponge for a few cents and glued it (or was it velcroed?) in place.
     
  11. Lolaviola

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    Yes Virginia, gear droppage is serious and affects millions each year...
     
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    Oh man... thats tough to see! Yikes!
     
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    At least it landed on a couch.:crazy
     
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    I found if you throw a piece or two of foam over your pedals prir to installing the cover on your pedalboard it greatly helps to keep everything in it's place. Even if you are using a soft padded gigbag style case you can put extra foam in there.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    I knew a guy who roadied for a touring band in the 70's - the well-known roadie motto when carrying gear + the owner was "it ain't mine, and he ain't here". Scary to think about.

    Hope all your pedals are all ok.
     
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    I like that you opened your case, and the first thing you did was not a) tidy it up, but b) take a photo of it and start a thread here ;-)
     
  18. Tbone135

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    Yep, the first thing I did so I could have some commiseration. The family just doesn't understand!
     
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    Agreed, I use a small and rather colourful blanket to pad the void between the pedals and the foam of the case.
     
  20. Tbone135

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    This padding doesn't move your knob positions?
     

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