We can put a man on the moon, but...

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  1. specialidiot

    specialidiot most likely to seceede Supporting Member

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    .... can't find a better way to secure the base to a pedal.

    4 screws, really?
     
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    What is wrong w/ 4 screws?
     
  4. omahaaudio

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    We can't put a man on the moon anymore.
     
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    All funding has been re-assigned to the research and development of a three screw baseplate.:anon
     
  7. 8len8

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    How much did it cost to go to the moon? If you owned a pedal company would you want to invest that much in something that 99% of customers have no problem with?
     
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    Didn't Patterson Hood write a song on this very topic?
     
  9. Blunder

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    you only need to use 2 of the screws.
     
  10. DewieCox

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    You could even use only one screw on a lot of the pedals I have. The inside of the baseplate has a ridge that fits right inside the bottom of the box.
     
  11. BetterMeThanYou

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    yeah we put a man on the moon AND there's this amazing modern futuristic invention called Duct Tape which works perfectly for putting the base on a pedal when you need to access the insides of anytime.

    If you're a pedal maker, though, just don't do what Danelectro did with their pedals. That single plastic screw was crap.
     
  12. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Member

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    Stanley Kubrick faked the 4-screw baseplate anyway.
     
  13. k tone

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    I like the four screws because that's how I attach 'em to the board.
     
  14. LionVerse

    LionVerse Silver Supporting Member

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    I thought duct tape was what got us to the moon...
     
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    And your alternative idea is................................
     
  16. ERGExplorer

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    If only a company came up with designs where the door for the battery compartment was easily accessible, and somehow combined with a pedal switch which was large enough to easily hit in live situations and reliable enough to stand up for decades. That company might even make that battery compartment easily accessible in live situations with a simple thumbscrew which required no tools.

    The vast majority of customers would be happy, and most other companies would follow your lead, except for those who just bought off-the-shelf enclosures and used clicky tiny switches.

    I did hear that some company called The Chief (or something like that) was going that first route.

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    Edit: Apparently they also invented a time machine, as they put out the first such compact pedal design in 1978. That altered the timeline, making it look like the OP posted without knowing about what did largely become an industry standard design practice.

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  17. JCJones

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    Oh... I was going to say that! It's amazing that anybody believes Kubrick hoaxed the moon landing, but if he did he should at least have gotten an Oscar for it. 2001 didn't win one, it got beat out by "Oliver:The Musical"!!

    Oops..probably a little OT....
     
  18. rsm

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    A sliding plate that locks into place; a pressure plate that snaps into place...I remember where they had a slot for coin/screwdriver to pop them open. Especially if there are internal trim and for those who prefer batteries...

    been done elsewhere...
     
  19. Kid Casseroli

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    Then I guess were stuck with the 4 screws.

    Or, Amptweaker magnetic sliding battery drawer.
     
  20. Bobby Wasabi

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    Yeah, this.

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