Your pedals: Mostly Top or Side jacks?

My pedals are:

  • All Top Jacks

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Mostly Top Jacks

    Votes: 10 16.9%
  • An Equal mix of Top and Side Jacks

    Votes: 9 15.3%
  • Mostly Side Jacks

    Votes: 32 54.2%
  • All Side Jacks

    Votes: 7 11.9%

  • Total voters
    59
  • Poll closed .

boppy

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It's approximately 65% sides and 35% tops for me.
I don't really have a preference either way...
 

Abandoned

Worship Guitarist
Silver Supporting Member
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8,528
Mostly side. Sure it would be nice to only have tops but I don't care really
 

ndtealmusic

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1,417
I actually prefer them on the side in most cases. For whatever reason the aesthetic of top jacks always kinda irritates me except in select situations, like when the pedal is wider than it is tall, or on specially fabricated enclosures. Just depends, really. But it can be a deal breaker for me in many cases, vain as it is.
 

Black_Label

Silver Supporting Member
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4,725
Prefer top jacks. But a lot of the sounds I need come from pedals with side jacks or rack effects.
 

Squatch57

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3,961
I want all top jacks for a stepped board but it ain't gonna happen
For some pedals like the Infinity and SuperEgo there's no viable substitutes
 

scolfax

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I only had side-jack pedals at first. Over time by chance I have now ended up with a greater total number of top-jack pedals. I find them easier to work with in general. I think it would be nice if either the industry would eventually just settle on one standard, or if companies like Digitech would make, say, the Obscura in both configurations.
 

8len8

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If "top" is where the jacks could be located, what do you call the pedal surface the footswitch mounts to?
 

Squatch57

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The front
But I'd rather call them 'rear-mounted' jacks, it makes more sense, they're at the back
Let the argument begin!
 

cosmic_ape

Resident Lefty of Doom
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7,373
Ideally, they would all be top loading. It looks better that way!

I go for what sounds best to my ears, though. As of now, it's 50-50.
 

Stratobuc

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15,921
It doesn't matter. I don't care where the jacks are. If I need an effect, I'm going to use it.

This is right there with the "paint job" and the "box" threads.....
 

NHBluesMan

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6,122
right now all but one are top/back mounted. Only one that isn't is my TU2, and even that is sitting sideways on my board above the tuner
 

sleewell

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10,588
pitchblack - side
keeley ts9dx - side
mxr phase 90 - side
eqd organizer - top
eqd dispatch master - side
 

scolfax

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7,519
Side jacks are winning by a significant margin. From looking at catalogs for years I assume they are just more common. Any reason why? More inexpensive to make?
 

trower

[geer/peyj] hubris, confuse, paralysis by analysis
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There ain't enough top jack version of pedals that I prefer so it mostly side jacks for me unfortunately...
 

bloomz

Member
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4,228
Why on earth would you want them on the top? (Meaning where the switches are I mean)

Or by top does one mean the back as it's facing you?
 




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