Boss pedals and velcro

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  1. 56_Special

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    Do you guys take off the rubber pad off the back of your Boss pedals before you stick velcro on them? Or will the velcro stick to the rubber? Even if it does, the pad is quite uneven. If you do take it off, how do you get it off? Razor blade?

    Thanks!

    Martin
     
  2. bchamorro

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    I thought I was the only one who asked these questions.

    I just removed the sticker from rubber pad and it seemed to stick ok, but not enough. Its better to remove the rubber pads, but I don't like to do that to my BOSS pedals.
     
  3. lukeness

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    I just removed the rubber.
     
  4. Franklin

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    You can run two strips along the longer outside edge of the pedal, overlapping to catch the smooth sides of the pedals below the jacks.

    Reversing the bottom plate (to put the rubber inside) sounds like a better idea though!!
     
  5. Moe45673

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    Ha! Great idea.

    I just put one strip of velcro over it and take care in handling the pedals (i.e. making sure the velcro is flat on the pedal at all times). I have plenty of extra velcro, so I'm not too worried about wearing it out.
     
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    I get a better grip with the velcro when I remove the rubber!
     
  7. theelectic

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    I've tried that before. It doesn't actually work that well because the stock screws aren't long enough for an easy fit, so you have to push the plate in further. Then the rubber pad starts to put excess pressure on the PCB jack (new pedals), or the PCB jack gets in the way (old pedals). Even if you do get it on, the screws don't lie flush with the bottom. The amount of clearance is roughly the same as the depression in the rubber pad, so you're back to square one.
     
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    Thank you all for your replies. I just ripped the rubber pad off the back and put on some velcro. Thanks again!

    Martin
     
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    What about putting velcro on the Boss double pedals?
    I have a DD-20 that i need to velcro to my board.

    Also, If I put my wah pedal on the board, do I just remove the rubber feet and put the screws back in? Just wondering.
     
  10. Franklin

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    That's what I did, I put the screws through the velcro
     
  11. Alejandro

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    I stick the velcro without taking off the rubber pads. Never had a problem, but I use good velcro and put some weight doing pressure over the pedal a couple of hours. Then is ready for the pedalboard
     
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    Bingo! This works for all pedals, and doesn't harm he paint on any pedals I've tried.
     
  13. astainback

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    I have seen velcro on the label part of a Boss pedal, are you talking about putting it on the rubber pads? That would be ideal...

    Has anyone put them on the DD-20 or some other double pedal?
     
  14. Moe45673

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    I put two strips on the sides of my EQ-20, never had a problem.

    I bought my DD-20 off a forumite, and it came with these two very thin strips of velcro on the side of it already, so didn't have to worry about that!
     

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