Effiticent way to mark pedal settings?

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  1. dave s

    dave s Member

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    Pull out the pedal board and somehow a lot of settings / knob positions have been changed. Gremlins live in my pedal train case, I guess.

    Is there a good way to apply something to a pedal that is permanent, but removable? Use liquid white-out or something that will come off?

    What are some ideas?

    thanks,

    dave
     
  2. jazzfromhell

    jazzfromhell Member

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    I take pics of the board. Easy, works great.
     
  3. Telecasteur

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    Most people use tape.

    "permanent, but removable"? :huh
     
  4. Flight1311

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    Painter's tape
     
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    yep. a little piece of masking tape with sharpie on it.

    and i've seen people take photos on their phone of their settings too.

    i just remember what sounds good. :p
     
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    I just keep a small notepad in my gear bag with settings listed for different situations. I do set some of my pedals different depending on what and where I am playing.
     
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    Grease pencil, get them in various colors at the art and craft store.
     
  8. dave s

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    Great ideas guys. Thank you.

    As far as permanent but removable, I mean something that will stay put until I remove it!

    dave
     
  9. CRBMoA

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    Avoid black sharpies. The marks are hard to see in a typical gig situation.
     
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  10. apitakos

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    I use the blue painters tape
     
  11. C-Bone247

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    A small dot of Liquid Paper.

    Shows up on dark stages.

    Easily removed with fingernail.
     
  12. mowatsmith

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    I thought Larry's method was interesting - (1:35 mark)

     
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  14. mjtripper

    mjtripper Supporting Member

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    I have two solutions for you - one to hold your knobs and one to write down your settings. The first is little plastic things I cut out of a rubbermaid container and then velcrod to the top of the knobs so they won't turn unless I turn them. The second is a cue sheet I made for my rig so I always have a copy of my settings.

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  15. Championguitar

    Championguitar Member

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    how did you make your cue sheet look so good? like what software did you use
     
  16. jhumber

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    Very clever. Cheers for sharing.
     
  17. mjtripper

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    I used Visio and then exported to pdf and jpg.
     
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    A strip of painters/gaffer tape with your settings drawn on

    Sharpie the settings directly onto the pedal

    Set and then tape over the knobs ala Bonamassa
     
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    if its a pedal that you leave mostly at 1 setting has has the right knobs can take off all the knobs and put them at 12 oclcock at the setting you want . I did this with my fuzz factory when I was using it live . so just had to make sure everything was at 12 oclock and it was good to go
     
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