best velcro for most gripping tone

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  1. echodeluxe

    echodeluxe Member

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    3m? Velcro brand? sme weird off brand from a fabric store? zip ties?

    im trying to redo my board for the best woman tone/politician/warmth/coldness/breeze/tropical fish/banana i can get, but i think the velcro is the final key.
     
  2. 6Tones

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    Try to by MIA ,Chinese Velcro doesn't sound as good .
    Also dont use to much ,I usually place 3 small strips on the border of the back in a triangle shape (which we all know has healing proporties ) and helps retain the lower frequencies of the guitar and not interfere with the signal path.
     
  3. MetalHealth777

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    I just bought the cheapest no name stuff on eBay I could find and it works great. I've never had any issues with it and I actually have a hard time pulling some of the larger pedals off.
     
  4. niassist

    niassist Garage Rock Star Supporting Member

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    To get the best tone from velcro you MUST not only have it on your pedals, but also on your hands because we all know tone comes from the hands.
     
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    3M Dual Lock is the best.
     
  6. Cormorant_

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    Godlyke Power-Grip. $14 a roll and worth every penny. I think it could survive re-entry from outer space.

    Barring that, grab the 3M Dual Lock. Also excellent stuff.

    Between those two, I've fastened all sorts of wierd stuff: guitar stands to the floor, a table to a wall, power strips to rails, etc.
     
  7. bt2513

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    I hate it when people stick Velcro to pedals they are selling then claim it to be "like new". You can't call it "like new" unless the plastic backing is still attached.
     
  8. Help!I'maRock!

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    I love that there are actually serious answers to this thread. :bonk
     
  9. Ryan84

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    If you want woman tropical fish banana tone It's gonna cost you. You need to find some vintage Chiquita Banana 12ax7 tubes, Big Melon EL84's, and Cichlid Pickups for your axe. For some extra cool breeze tone get the Machu Picchu strings 11 gauge handwound strings and use a custom Conch Shell pick.
     
  10. meowmers

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    OP's actually looking for answers anyway.... i think.

    The 3M Dual Locks are serious business you would have to rip your arms out in the process of ripping them off the board should you ever need to rearrange or replace anything.

    My experiences with generic off the shelve velcro has gone well
     
  11. JeffR

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    To answer the OP's question....

    NOS.... nothing but NOS will do.
     
  12. niassist

    niassist Garage Rock Star Supporting Member

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    Oh and don't forget the velcro MUST be true bypass. NOS true bypass at that.
     
  13. geek-mo

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    That's right. When you are on tour and your boutique velcro fails, what are you going to do? That's why the pros buy their velcro at The Home Depot or some such outlet. They know that in an city or town, they will be back up and running in no time.

    As for tone, their audience can't tell the difference!
     
  14. 2leod

    2leod Re-Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Gorilla snot.




    Not that fake crap you buy in a jar, actual gorilla boogers.
     
  15. roquero

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    Echo, for the best vintage tone you need reliced velcro.

    The more fuzz, the better.

    And I mean fuzz as in stray pubic hairs, cat dander, dog dandruff, loose carpet pile, etc.

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  16. Figaro

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    Pedals without velcro that make full contact with the floor, along with the amp it's plugged into, give the best tone! :rolleyes:
     
  17. MmcGrouty

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    You actually want to stick them right to your metal board with magnets. Everyone knows magnets give you the best tone.
     
  18. ashbournemelody

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    3m clear low profile dual lock. Use in squares not strips. Can be removed with no residue. Black 3m is really hard to remove. Even with heat from a hairdryer.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the, er, folks, who slather velcro all over their pedals start putting the stuff on the backs of their guitars so the don't ever have to worry about cruddy straplocks again and, OH, THE WOMAN TOANS!
     
  20. jordane93

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    Generic velcro preserves tone pretty well. But if you want spend the extra money for boutiqe velcro. I've heard it does wonders to your tone.
     

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