THE TRUTH about BAREFOOT BUTTONS

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Kayle McGuire, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. drf64

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    this kid doesn't care about your pedals.

     
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    I like Barefoot Buttons and I always wear shoes when I play. It just makes finding and accessing certain buttons easier. And although they have sometimes come off due to my not packing the pedal so well, I just tighten them back on for next time. The buttons are expensive but I only needed a handful for certain special buttons :)

    I'll have to try someone's suggestion about wrapping the button in electrical tape for a more secure fit. I also agree my pedals look stepped on and play fine, they are made for the "abuse" and appreciate getting out of the house every week.
     
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    Is there a greater first world problem?
    I think not.
     
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    Clorox wipes will take care of any unhealthy foot residue.
     
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    Just like the first dent in your brand new car. Just devastating
     
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    Aw man...the poor guy has a bit of OCD. I get it. It's completely irrational, but I get it.
     
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    Sounds like he'd be a nightmare buyer on the used market.

    "You didn't tell me that there would be dust on it."
     
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    With the amount that some people spend on pedals (not me, of course) and the whole buy-to-try philosophy that informs many a pedal purchase, it's no wonder people want to keep the resell value. Maybe hold off on the barefoots till you know it's a keeper?
     
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    You just need more practice in loosenin up them buttons...

     
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    So, ten pedals taking a $20 apiece value loss would equal $200 out of the OP's wallet?

    We already know that quite a few pedal buyers won't buy a used pedal without the original box.

    I wonder how much less all those picky pedal buyers pay for triple gouged footswitches?

    Really though, tightening grub crews into chrome?
    C'mon, you had to know!
     
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    That's what I've been thinking! I know not everyone's a machinist, but c'mon... how do you think a set screw works?

    This is a valuable thread for me though. I've been thinking of making my own switch buttons, and maybe making a few extra to see if anyone wants them. It would never have occurred to me to warn someone that a set screw will leave a mark.
    Now I know!
     
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    Tone socks sound better.
     
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    I just hit them barefoot if I’m practicing at home. It hurts sometimes, but you have to build up callouses.
     
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    Tone socks?
    Barefoot buttons?
    Boss makes pedals??
     
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    You didn't see the allen screws sticking into the middle hole of the button? How did you think they secured? Tractor beams?

    For future reference, in a battle between plastic and metal, metal usually emerges victorious. I know, hard to believe...
     
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    I gotta say, I own like 17 pedals on 2 different boards, at least half bought used, and there's easily another 10-15 used pedals I've bought and sold over the last 5 years and not once have I even looked at the sides of switches for micro dents or scratches. I fail to see the problem.
     
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    Some of my pedals have paint missing from the corners, I think I may need trauma counseling.
     
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    Get this... I saw some guy demo a pedal on Youtube the other day and he used his foot to turn it on. I mean, come on. Leave it on the table and use your fingers like the rest of us.
     
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    The reverberations will be felt through the used pedal market for decades.
     
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