Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Tbone135, Feb 13, 2008.
Could've actually been bad.
yeah, gear droppage is always scary. even in roadcases, it's never a good feeling.
Did u use a velcro man?
Good velcro. The board bounced a couple of times.
I could say it a million times , velcro isnt a good method to secure expensive pedals to a piece of wood.
used in this fashion
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.
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).
Man you should have seen mine after I checked it to go to SXSW last year. Scary man... But no casualties.
+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.
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.
Yes Virginia, gear droppage is serious and affects millions each year...
Oh man... thats tough to see! Yikes!
At least it landed on a couch.
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.
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.
If you don't change up your pedals and are happy with what you have, you might consider getting some "instapack"
the concept would be to start the foaming process, close the lid on your pedalboard, I'd wrap the board in a trashbag first...
you would have an exact mold of your pedalboard face for a lid insert
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 ;-)
Yep, the first thing I did so I could have some commiseration. The family just doesn't understand!
Agreed, I use a small and rather colourful blanket to pad the void between the pedals and the foam of the case.
This padding doesn't move your knob positions?