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Finding the right Pedaltrain for your needs...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by semi-hollowbody, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. semi-hollowbody

    semi-hollowbody Member

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    When looking at what pedaltrain or combination of pedaltrains to use relative to our individual needs...I noticed that they come in different lengths AND widths...so I thought that maybe square inches is the best way to plan it out...length x width = square inches and it gives you an idea of TOTAL surface area available...

    Pedaltrain jr = 17" x 12.5"...212.5" sq
    Pedaltrain 1 = 22" x 12.5" ...281.25" sq
    Pedaltrain 2 = 24" x 12.5" ...300" sq
    Pedaltrain 3 = 24" x 16" ...384" sq
    Pedaltrain Pro = 32" x 16" ...512" sq

    If you have a pro and its too heavy, you can figure out that a pedaltrain 2 and a jr will hold the same pedals as a pro, or 3 jr's will hold a few more pedals than a pro

    Ive used these numbers to plan out a homemade board I want to do...actually a few of them...smaller than pros, but covering the same total surface area...lighter, modular,,,
     
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  2. geokar16

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    I think that Pedaltrain 1 is smaller than 2 and 3.
     
  3. geokar16

    geokar16 Member

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    Pedaltrain 1 is 22'' x 12,5''
    Pedaltrain 2 is 24'' x 12,5''
    Pedaltrain 3 is 24'' x 16''

    You read sth wrong.
     
  4. MrSoGood

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    Yeah, the PT1 dimensions are wrong, I have one.
     
  5. semi-hollowbody

    semi-hollowbody Member

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    tdk8709 Senior Member

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    Just buy the biggest one you can find used. If you're a member here you will quickly fill it up and have pedals left over, then sell them all to be a "minimalist" even faster than you bought them...
     
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    go to pedalboardplanner.com

    it's a virtual pedalboard layout that features all of the Pedaltrain boards, it's a great way to see what boards would work space-wise for you... just make sure you leave space between pedals for the cables

    just be careful, it can be addicting, haha
     
  8. semi-hollowbody

    semi-hollowbody Member

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    Have they gotten barber, mi audio, way huge pedals on there yet??
     
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    The_Wretched Supporting Member

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    go trailer trash. wish i would have.
     
  10. stratguy23

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    I use a PT-2, I think it is a pretty good. It is kind of intermediate in size, the Pro is necessary for some things but overkill for most, I think that the Mini (and Jr. to an extent) are too small for me because I have a lot of big pedals.
     

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