Pedaltrain Jr size - Why I love it and hate it at the same time!

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  1. d-rock

    d-rock Member

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    I use a board that is essentially the same size of the PT Jr. I have a rule that I won't go bigger and it keeps me in check.

    Last week I placed my wah outside of the board and broke my rule. I couldn't deal and quickly rearranged after a day. :D

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  2. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Supporting Member

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  3. Ben Sp

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    Anyone know of other boards that are the exact same dimensions, but with cable slots instead of the slats?

    The PT’s slats aren’t favorable to mini pedals. I think with more surface area for pedals I could get more stuff on there and position them better. And if it is the same dimensions as the junior, I could use the same hard case
     
  4. skiltrip

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    Thread resurrection time. I have the legacy JR. Tiny bit smaller than the current Classic. But same reason I keep it around. I like to say it keeps me honest. Honest about what I need. It's big enough to provide options but small enough to avoid option paralysis from being a factor. Currently looking like this... the empty spot up top will soon be filled by a Flint.
     
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  5. Slideman

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    Temple Boards has one the DUO 17 - fits right in my Jr. Hardcase too.
     
  6. orogeny

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    I have a PT1 with a hard case - NOT a TOUR case.
    It's the ultimate for me.
     
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  7. beastly

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    Went through this once too, my nano+ brought me more joy than my pt-pro. And it’s infinitely easier to gig/haul/troubleshoot. And it makes me REALLY think about what I need to have. And I haven’t gone back.
     
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  8. Killshakes

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    I’ve been sticking to a PT mini for a while, which REALLY makes you choose your pedals carefully.
     
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  9. 2Plus2isChicken

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    I have the older style PT-JR and it's really my favorite board. I can fit just the right amount of pedals on it. My GigRig G2 just won't work with it.

    I'm thinking about reconfiguring the PT-JR so it has one of my Quilter amps and 6-7 pedals. I think I can fit that much on it, and I can do it so I get some really nice sounds in a small package.
     
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  10. chadmo1

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    I've been limiting myself to Nano+ sized boards for a while now. I have 3 or 4 of them, but only use 1 at a time :D
     
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  11. zhivago

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    In the past 12 months, I tried getting away from my v1 PT Jr...you see, I also have a v1 PT1, a v1 Nano, and a Metro 16...

    I didn't last more than a couple of weeks with the other boards...back to the Jr, I go! :confused::cool:

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  12. jamester

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    Funny, I have to eat my words...I've gone back down to the Classic Jr!

    I still think the PT-1 is a great size, I just don't need that many pedals nowadays. But when I see some of these PT Jr boards all cramped and overloaded, I think the PT-1 would be so much more comfortable...
     
  13. woof*

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    Pt jr for 10 yrs. I needed another inch in width and got the classic jr...after three months I think I’m going back the the old one.
    I do the the pt jr is the perfect size
     
  14. deepcove17

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    My main board is a Pedaltrain Pro. I recently started putting a Pedaltrain jr together as a second grab and god small unit. Perfect size and very managable with the soft case and shoulder strap. Also powering it with the Volto 3 which is nice not dealing with AC power.
     
  15. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    <shakes self>
    This feels so odd.
    I must have walked into the Inn of the Whited Sepulchre.
    Pedalholics, busy extolling the virtues of a shot glass
    claiming they've got less of a problem
    all the while shuttling more and more bourbon thru their diminutive dram.

    Look at the way the minis are being threaded around a Memory Man, or Strymon, or similar such SuperSizer
    just to fit it on a single shingle, hoping it doesn't make them look fat.
    Tighten the corset, just one more notch.
    Gottta make it fit.
    Make. It. Fit.




    Carry on, gents.
    This was typed after a 1 AM cat-call.... out to go potty and get her back before the coyotes pick her off.
    Brains work in a strange way
    with sleep, interrupted.
     
  16. NHBluesMan

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    Kindof a ‘same but different’ feeling with me in that I’m almost more satisfied with my tone and playing when I use my HX Stomp instead of my full sized Helix. Something freeing about being limited in what you have to work with
     
  17. C-4

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    I have a Pedaltrain One, which I believe is a slightly older and larger version of the PT Jr. and it's modern equivalent.

    While I have just enough room for the pedals I use, which include a volume pedal and Wah, I am thinking seriously this year of building a different board, and the effects I want will not fit on my current board unless I remove the volume and wah pedals.

    I have been looking into other boards, and although I haven't purchased what I want yet, I want to get all the pedals before buying the board. What I have guestimated is if any boards will be just large enough for the pedals, but not have too much extra room left over.

    I seem to be between a rock and a hard place in this regard.
     
  18. skiltrip

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    i have the older Legacy JR as well. I sometimes wish for that extra inch, or even a Classic 1. I also seem to realize shortly after that I have too many pedals on there. I’m even thinking of cutting back further. Limitations really make me feel more freedom with playing. For YEARS I plugged straight into my Marshall JCM2000. Nothing in line but a tuner. Surely a JR should be plenty, and it is.
     
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  19. jblake

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    I’ve had a PT-1 since they were first released, and even though I’ve downsized on pedals by quite a bit, I love the extra space between them. I considered going to a Jr but they are so close in size that it would be unnecessary. I could cram everything onto a Nano if I had to, but then I’d need a smaller power supply.
     

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