Pedalboard Pet Peeve: velcro is on wrong

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by edward, May 23, 2015.

  1. edward

    edward Supporting Member

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    ...as in the "wrong" side of the Velcro is mounted on the board/pedals. Am I the only numbnut who places the soft/fuzzy "loop" side velcro on the board and the thin "hook side" on the bottom of the pedal?? Yeah, like consistency when having multiple boards, moving pedals around, buying, selling, trading pedals, etc. I function on rules in this world! Standards, man, standards ...like AC voltage, shoe sizes, and which end of a pizza slice you eat first: normal living! Now if I want to be consistent with my gear, I have to go buy a whole bunch of Velcro to replace what I just got used...argh!
    Ugh, first-world problem ...I need a second cup o java to calm down...
    Have a good morning, all...

    Edward
     
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    I'm one of the ones who upsets you, I put the soft side on the pedal. We have hardwood floors though, so it prevents scratching if I am just using a single pedal and not the whole board.
     
  3. olejason

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    Hook side goes on the pedal. I've never received a used pedal with the fuzzy part on the bottom.
     
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    :agree
     
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    :agree
     
  6. DRS

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    Hook side on the pedal. Some pedals, like Hardwire, come with a pre-sized velcro hook pad for immediate install.
     
  7. elevenstrings

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    I use Dual Lock. Don't have to worry about that.
     
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    Dual Lock [/thread]
     
  9. Glitch Magnet

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    This has been debated ad nauseam, so I shouldn't engage. Nevertheless,...

    I'm surprised the OP finds him in this position. In my observation, like him, most people put the hook side on the pedal. This conforms with pedalboards that use carpet on the board surface, and pedal manufacturers like Digitech who provide pre-cut Velcro with their products.

    I prefer the opposite. It frustrates me to no end when I take a pedal off the board and it sticks to everything in the room and picks up lint and hair, so I put the loop side on my pedals. Regardless, it is my practice to remove any Velcro before selling or trading a pedal. It's only courteous.

    But sorry, there's no "Standard." No "right" or "wrong." Standards only truly exist when a recognized authority writes them down and officially publishes them. There's no IEEE or NEC or ANSI or NEMA for us pedal junkies, so it's entirely up to each of us to apply our own particular preferences.

    Says me. Ultimately I'll switch to Dual-Lock anyway, which I'll politely remove prior to resale.
     
  10. DanSimon

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    why not remove the "wrong" sided velcro on the used stuff + re-apply ?
     
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    That would be the easiest/smartest thing to do.
     
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    There is no right or wrong.
     
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    If the hooks are on the pedal, when you take it off the board and take one pedal out, stages are either carpet or hardwood. The fuzzy side on the bottom of the pedal tends to slide around too much.

    Dual lock looks interesting, never heard of it.
    I have a big roll of the industrial velcro, though, that will probably last a lifetime. Stuff is a lot better than the generic velcro stuff.
     
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    Zip ties and a holey board for me
     
  15. Telecasteur

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    I put fuzzy loop side on the pedal so it doesn't stick to my carpet / pick up lint or hair when i swap pedals.

    1. Why would you do it the other way?

    2. Why does it matter?

    It's not like it's that hard to peel off velcro. Do you guys have weak fingers or something? How do you even play the guitar?! Use a pair of pliers if you have weak fingers.
     
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    Now that TGP has a new format, my pet peeve is that everyone doesn't use Dual Lock.
     
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    b-but . . . internet!
     
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    Unless you are British. They use the other side
     
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    Definitely loop on the board. Otherwise all kinds of dust, dirt, pet hair!, mystery hair, and misc debris gets stuck on it forever.
     
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    Fuzzy side on pedal. Keeps dog hair off the board.
     

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