Who Has Switched to a Pedaltrain pedalboard?

Josh O

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Do you regret doing it? I've been using a Furman pedalboard for about four years now but I'm at a point with my effects that I've gone two rows and I'm thinking switching to something like the Pedaltrain which is more of a tier design. Do you find that your pedals are easier to access or tougher to access now? How about your wah? It seems as though it would be easier to use on the Pedaltrain. The thing that concerns me the most is my ZVex Trem probe, I want to be able to anchor my heel on the ground instead of float my foot above the copper plate but I don't think it would be possible to do so on the Pedaltrain. I'm having a hard enough time doing that with my Furman.
 

Chadley

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I just recently began using a Pedaltrain Pro and I love it. The build quality is second to none. There are other boards with more bells and whistles, but that wasn't what I was looking for.

As far as height goes, I don't use a wah or a pedal that I have to hover my foot over. I do use a volume pedal and have no issues with the height of the board. You might run into a problem with the probe and being able to anchor your foot onto something as you use it. There is no lip around the edge of the pedaltrain though, so it might work. I use a boss Tap tempo pedal and I am able to anchor my foot on the ground and tap really easily.
 

prsflame

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Chadley said:
I just recently began using a Pedaltrain Pro and I love it. The build quality is second to none. There are other boards with more bells and whistles, but that wasn't what I was looking for.

1+ For the pedlatrain pro. It is well built, and has remained very roadworthy. I use a Wah pedal, and I've had no issues with regard to the height of the board. My pedals are also easy to access. I've owned 2 different boards over the last 3 years, and the Pedaltrain has been the most durable.
 

jokerjkny

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i love my pedaltrain's, both regular and jr. models. lightweight, and tough as nails. what's no to love? also, i love the fact that i can cleanly route the cables underneath the board. makes for a very clean look.
 

claptonisgood

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i have been using the Jr for a about a year now and love it. one big advantage over other boards i have used/tried is the fit and finish of the carry bag...it is sized perfectly and there is never a problem zipping/unzipping
 

Charles#5

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I've been looking at the Pedaltrain Jr. too, but I'm still undecided. I'm a bit worried about the wires that run under the rails unprotected. I would like to see some pics of the back of a wired PT.

Cheers,

Johan.
 

tfire

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Sixpack Jay said:
I've been looking at the Pedaltrain Jr. too, but I'm still undecided. I'm a bit worried about the wires that run under the rails unprotected. I would like to see some pics of the back of a wired PT.

Cheers,

Johan.
I wouldn't worry about that, you can easily tuck the cables out of harm's way. Here's my Pedaltrain Pro a while ago.

 

loudguitarz

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I use a Pedaltrain Pro for fly dates. It is great! John is great,too. American Airlines managed to loose one of ours(we fly 3). John replaced it at cost.
 

dognmoon

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+1 on the Pro. I use a wah, tap tempo, and a volume pedal (from time to time) and have no issues with the height of the board. And the build quality is fantastic. Also, John (Chandler, a.k.a. Mr. pedalTrain is a super guy and will stand by his boards).

The only downfall is that the flight case is pretty large. It fits the board perfectly, but if you're a weekend warrior, schlepping your own gear, and you like to get everything loaded in in one load, the size of the PT pro might be a liability.

But if your only concern is the protection of the cables running beneath, it's no trouble to zip-tie them to the rails. I just cut my patch cables to correct length and leave them running freely below the board and have NEVER had a problem. The case also has a side compartment for additional velcro and cables, so I keep an extra few feet of George L's in there with some tips and a razor blade to cut a new length if I wanna swap out stompboxes on the fly (which I ALSO keep in the side compartment). It's a great board.
 

phoenix 7

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I have the regular Pedaltrain model. It's a great board. If you need to anchor your foot for the ZVex Wah, you could possibly leave a few inches on the board in front of the ZVex free, and then you could place your heel there. Just a thought.
 

BillyK

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Another happy Pedaltrain user.

Got mine about a year ago at a MF blowout for $69 with the road case. Amazing value at that price (even at the regular price!).
 

tfire

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BillyK said:
Another happy Pedaltrain users.

Got mine about a year ago at a MF blowout for $69 with the road case. Amazing value at that price (even at the regular price!).
BillyK, I think it was you that PM'ed me earlier today. If so, please send your e-mail address again - my message to you bounced.
 

Josh O

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Thanks everyone for the replies. Good thought on moving the ZVex up far enough so that I could anchor my foot at the bottom of the board. Have to measure out what I would really need, either the Jr. or the 2. Pro would be too big. Now power supplies! Another thread!!;)
 
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i have an original pedaltrain and use a Fuzz Probe with no problem......i have it at the front of my board.....i find the angle of the board works well with the probe....esp leaving my heal on the floor
 

msp

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i use the pro model and have been verry impressed

i especially enjoy the wheels on the bottom of the hardshell case

verry handy...............good design all the way around
 

Rod

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I have one of the original pedaltrain boards, and it's been all over the country, with no problems...zip tie the wires underneath the rails...Great case for it as well:) :) :)
 

HHB

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Love my Pedaltrain, got it for $99 on a MF blowout and would have paid twice that now that I've had it for a few years. I do a gig bag on the back, amp in one hand and PT case in the other for my casuals, it's fantastic
 

SouthernShred

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I have the original and love it. I bought it from a TGPer and have no desire for another brand of board...
 




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