attaching a drum machine to a pedalboard?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by zwolf, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. zwolf

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    I'm toying with the idea of mounting my elektron machinedrum to my pedaltrain pro, reason being that I have extra space and am tired of lugging around the MD in its case plus the stand that I put it on for live performance. I don't need access to its knobs and parameters during the show, so pedalboard placement would be fine in that respect.

    the catch is that I take it home with me all the time for programming and certainly don't want to bring the whole pedalboard. So I'm leery of mounting it with velcro; all that flat surface area (7x13) would make it really a PITA to take off/put back on constantly.

    Can anyone think of any ingenious mounting ideas outside of velcro that would make it easy to remove frequently? The underside of the MD is just a big flat metal surface. It currently has rubber feet, but I figure I'll probably have to remove them.
     
  2. tibbon

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    Cable ties are cheap. Just use two each time.

    And/or use a little less velcro plus a single cable tie. You could always machine some little brackets to use with your board, since the MD has attachments on the side for use in a 19" rack (which almost no one does), but you could use the same holes to make it so you could drop your MD in easily and attach with a thumb screw.

    I just got my MD back from repair, and I can't wait to use it again.
     
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    Just put a few small Squares of velcro on it, just enough to stop it moving around? Surely you dont need to cover it.
     
  4. zwolf

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    thanks for the suggestions! True, I don't need to cover the whole back with velcro. that would make it impossible to remove. But I kinda would prefer to not use velcro at all...

    Tibbon - I think you might be onto something with the rack holes and making brackets! I'm not capable of any high tech machining, but it could be pretty simple. good idea!
     
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    What about magnets? You should be able to find something thin enough to remove yet strong enough to hold the MD in place...
     
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    Cool idea! I'd want to make sure they held it really well, but I'm betting my hardware store has some heavy duty ones. Heading there now.
     
  7. zwolf

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    And this is exactly what I did. Rock solid. Thank you for the inspiration, Mr. Tibbon!
     

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