Dual Lock vs Velcro vs...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by burton56, Dec 27, 2019.

Pedal attachment of choice.

  1. Dual Lock

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    59.5%
  2. Velcro

    27 vote(s)
    32.1%
  3. Zip ties

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Pedals on floor

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    0.0%
  5. Other

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    4.8%
  1. burton56

    burton56 Member

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    What is your pedal to pedalboard attachment of choice?
     
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    Velcro for me. I use DL to mount my power supply under the board, want the extra strong hold since it’s upside down, but for pedals on top that might get swapped around from time to time I find Velcro much easier to work with and strong enough to get the job done.
     
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  5. TheoDog

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    Because dual lock is so strong, less of it is needed to have as strong of a hold as good Velcro. Plus, it doesn’t compress. Plus, the sides are identical so there is zero waste. Plus the adhesive hold is more stable and removes more cleanly.
     
  6. SubApathy

    SubApathy Supporting Member

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    I use 2" Velcro (name brand). I haven't had a problem yet *knocks on pedalboard wood*
     
  7. coltonius

    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I use Temple mounting plates affixed to generic enclosure bottoms I purchased at Small Bear. It’s easier to change out 4 screws on a pedal than to peel, clean, replace adhesive, reattach.

    Before that, I was Dual Lock all the way!
     
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    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Once I tried dual lock I gave all my velcro to my wife.
     
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  10. Echoplexi

    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    I’d like to remove the velcro from my pedaltrain rails and put on dual lock instead. Not sure how much of a PIA that is though
     
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  11. cam0122

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    Currently using Nite Ties. But I bought some Pedalboard Tape from thatPedalShow online shop.
    Must determine to get the Pedalboard Tape installed.
    Maybe I'm the odd man out, but whenever I want to do something with my rig, I wind up practicing, instead of modifying my board.
     
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    dshobe Rocky Mountain Way Silver Supporting Member

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    Did it. Not tough. Just use pliers to peel back that nasty **** on your board.
     
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    There’s little bit of a learning curve with Dual Lock. The first time I used it I didn’t realize how strong it was and applied the same amount of DL that I’d usually apply with Velcro. The first thing I added it to was an 8-outlet isolated power brick so there was substantial surface coverage.

    I then tried to remove it to see how strong the hold was and basically ripped my arm out of my socket trying to pull it off. I had to call on the power of the barbarian god Crom to muster the strength to get it apart.
    BY CROMMMMMMMM!!!

    Anyhow I have since learned to use much less and it still holds incredibly well but is easier to remove. So if I used a 2 inch strip of Velcro on a certain pedal I would only use a 1 inch strip of Dual Lock. If you can center the DL and leave the corners and edges bare the prying it off is much easier.
     
  16. RolandKorg

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    Just got my first real pedalboard and was going to get dual lock for it, but it was kinda expensive. The board came with enough Velcro to cover it, and the quality of the free stuff was as good as the Velcro I had previously bought for another project, so I just used the free stuff. It’s just for a home board. Never going anywhere. If I were gigging, I’d prolly invest a little, but for my purposes, Velcro is still a standard that works.
     
  17. ylo

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    . . . and, Dual Lock comes in different strengths. What's not to like?
     
  18. Chadley

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    Dual Lock all the way.

    Compared to Velcro, Dual Lock has no “give”, so the pedals don’t move slightly every time you stomp on them, which in my opinion overtime adds to wear and tear on your pedals and cables.
     
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  19. JackD

    JackD Gold Supporting Member

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    For some reason, once I put Velcro on a pedal and attach it to a board, it stays there forever. Lately (last year or so), I have been wanting to do more mixing/matching of pedals. As a result, I have been using a couple Holeyboards and Zip Ties. Works really well.
     
  20. Robot B9

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    I agree
     

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