covering material for pedalboard?

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  1. tonemandan

    tonemandan Member

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    Anyone know of a good carpet/cloth to cover a pedalboard? It needs to be any color as long as it's black, and velcro has to stick to it very well. I thought this would be a no brainer until I bought some inexpensive black carpet and velcro hardly sticks to it at all!

    Help!

    Dan
     
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    sorry to hear...personally, i'd paint the board a flat matte black and use Dual Lock. :)

    I got 50 pieces of dual lock (2" x 5" rectangles) for 30.00...

    that being said, i'd recommend going over to Home Depot and getting their commercial grade velcro stuff. works awesome.

    dave
     
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    get some speaker carpet from www.pssl.com
    that will work.
     
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    Trunk liner from an auto upholstery store. Cheapest stuff you will find, and works great. Most places have different colors, thicknesses, and velcro stickiness...so take your velcro along to test.
     
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    Or boat carpeting. It's pretty cheap and very durable. It is the stuff you find in fishing boats (ones that have carpet, anyway). It is pretty cheap.

    Bob
     
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    Thanks everyone. I looked around at some carpet stores and found some black auto/marine carpeting that velcro sticks to nicely for .78 sq ft.

    I appreciate all the suggestions.

    Dan
     
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    Once i found dual lock i have never messed with that silly velcro stuff ever?
     
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    It's good for things you don't move, but if you change your board a lot, you just end up with lots of wasted dual lock because the join between the sheets is stronger than the adhesive...
     
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    If you use a putty knife or screwdriver to remove pedals, Dual Lock lasts just fine.
     
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    Small amount of dual lock is all you need. 1/2" wide strip on the top and bottom of a standard MXR box is all it needs.
    Dual Lock is superior in about a dozen ways to velcro. Just my opinion.
     
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