Flying with Pedaltrain 2

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  1. Rev2S

    Rev2S Member

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    Hi all. Anyone here fly with the Pedaltrain 2 pedalboard? Does it fit in the overhead bin? I have to fly to a gig in another month and not sure if I need to buy a Pedaltrain Jr to put my go-to pedals in or take the PT2. I don't know if I want to check the PT2.

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  2. kldonegan

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    I check one all the time. Pretty sure the hard case wouldn't fit in the overhead. Softie would, and I've done a few gigs where i just put some stompers in the gig bag pouch and got them on the plane just fine.

    I'd recommend checking in the hard case.
     
  3. Rev2S

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    So when you check the pedalboard, has it even been trashed or anything ripped off? I don't know if I want $1000 worth of pedals messed with. I usually put a few pedals in my suitcase and make do with that.
     
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    I check mine and it works just fine. I haven't had any pedals come off. Every now and then some of the patch cables are unplugged by TSA. I've also used the PT Jr with the bag and I just carry that on with me.
     
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    I watched it sit in the rain on the runway one time. I pulled it off of the baggage claim with the butterfly latches not fully closed. The pedals, in all cases have been just fine. I'm thankful when the case takes a hit... that's what it's there for.

    Here's the worst of the beatings after almost two years of regular flights...

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    see if you can fit it in your checked bag. just pack light. thats what i do. just so the pedalboard has a little more cushion.
     
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    Reviving an old thread

    I'm flying from Pensacola to Lima,Peru in August for a gig, and wanted to know: do you guys ever put locks on your pedaltrain cases? Or is that a bad idea? Do you leave them unlocked?

    I'm also flying with an amp, so any info on that would be super helpful as well!
     
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    You have to make sure you get a TSA lock otherwise they will just chop it off.
     
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    But if I get the approved locks, they'll re-lock it after inspection??
     
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    You hope. They are supposed to relock them.
     

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