Wah mounting solution

jnepo1

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I wouldn't trust velcro to keep my CAE wah or any wah for that matter on to a board. For about $4 dollars you can get a strip of aluminum from Home Depot that you use as edging for workbenches and even home-made pedalboards. Just cut a strip 1-2 inches wider than where the wah screws are and drill holes for mounting to the wah and to your board. Much safer than velcro or dual lock(my preference over velcro).
 

SocraticTele

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I'm planning on using a combination of the velcro and a small 'L' bracket screwed into the pedalboard in front of the wah to keep it from moving forward. I would be shocked beyond belief if the velcro wasn't more than sufficient to prevent side to side or backwards motion. I will post my results.
 

SocraticTele

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stompin grounds plates do the trick
I had considered them, but at $19 + shipping, they come out to double the price of the one I bought. Could the stompin ground one really be twice as good? And when you come to think of it, assuming the plate I get actually is cut to the correct size (hard to screw that up), could one wah plate be ANY better than another? Perhaps, but I'm not really sure how. I'm not hating on the stompin ground one, I just thought this other option is good for people like me who have to watch every cent while still indulging their GAS.

Pics will be posted when aforementioned plate arrives.
 

jnepo1

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I'm planning on using a combination of the velcro and a small 'L' bracket screwed into the pedalboard in front of the wah to keep it from moving forward. I would be shocked beyond belief if the velcro wasn't more than sufficient to prevent side to side or backwards motion. I will post my results.
If you're using the "L" brackets, why would you need the velcro?
 

SocraticTele

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I'm just using one 'L' bracket - in the front. I doubt I'd get a stable enough mounting if I just boxed it in on four sides with 'L' brackets. It might work I suppose - has anyone tried that before?
 

SocraticTele

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It arrived - seems pretty cool. It's made of wood; that surprised me, as I assumed it was metal. Nice and light, so I'm happy enough, and it seems solid. I'll post pics later on.
 

erksin

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I just take the feet off, flip the bottom plate over, apply velcro, and reuse the screws from the feet. Never had an issue with the wah budging or wanting to fall off due to weight.
 

SocraticTele

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I always found that the screws stuck out too far if the feet were removed - at least that's been my experience. Perhaps I haven't been doing right. It's a moot point though, I suppose, seeing as I now have the mounting plate installed.
 

Bruce Bennett

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I use #42 Chain links.. unscrew the pedal bottom plate, slip each screw through a chain link and screw it all back together.. then put a screw through the other end of the chain link into your pedal board.. it ain't going anywhere.. til you want it to. Cheap, solid, roadworthy.
 

PUMPHOUSE

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I just take the feet off, flip the bottom plate over, apply velcro, and reuse the screws from the feet. Never had an issue with the wah budging or wanting to fall off due to weight.
I also do this. I use my wah almost constant and never had a problem with slippage.
 

GuitarBrent

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I also do this. I use my wah almost constant and never had a problem with slippage.
May not have slippage, but you might break a screw head off. Let me tell you, it's not fun. You don't need brackets and all this stuff. Get the wah plate and use velcro, and it won't budge. I've had my Teese Pic Wah on my board this way for over 5 years, and it's not moved once. Don't make this more complicated than it needs to be.
 

Snap

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stompin grounds plates do the trick and they got a lot of useful items like pp2 power cables
+1

I agree that the stompin grounds stuff is the best, I tried multiple mounting solutions for years (including different types of velcro and taking the feet off) and finally settled on the stomping grounds mounting board.

It's worth the $25 or so bucks.
 

strat68

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I just take the feet off, flip the bottom plate over, apply velcro, and reuse the screws from the feet. Never had an issue with the wah budging or wanting to fall off due to weight.

Yes, simple solution for all but the most vintage specimens.
 

Lespaulsignature 74

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I always found that the screws stuck out too far if the feet were removed - at least that's been my experience. Perhaps I haven't been doing right. It's a moot point though, I suppose, seeing as I now have the mounting plate installed.
I have also found this to be true, do the mounting plates come with shorter screws?
 

SocraticTele

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The one I received is made of wood and is slightly thinner than the thickness of the rubber feet. You remove the screws from the rubber rings that come with the wah (they push right out) and use those to mount the plate to the pedal. The holes in the plate are slightly recessed and there is enough room in the thread holes in the wah enclosure for the screws to sit slightly within the recessed holes in the plate. All in all, not a bad piece of kit for $10. Pics will be forthcoming.
 






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