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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by DatGuitarBoi, Nov 10, 2017.
I use Velcro purchased at our local hobby big box store.
The pedals all have rubber feet, and the soft Velcro pieces on the bottom, so that they can still be used off the pedal board. The hard Velcro strip is on the board.
Pedals by bblumentritt posted Aug 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM
Whatever type of velcro came with the Pedaltrain Nano I bought. I need to swap stuff in and out depending on what music I'm playing.
Usually dual lock, but a few (Euphoria, Replica and QTron) I've just gone ahead and attached with Gorilla Glue.
When younger my friends and I always used scrap wood cut to size and drill holes to tie down the pedals. I still use this method although a lot of my buddies started using fancy pedalboards once they could afford it.
Bike chain master links, the only way for me.
Velcro but Im going to try the bike chain thing. I didnt know what you all were talking about here's a site that explains it:
Velcro. I hate Dual lock!
I kept my Nova System (big and heavy) attached to my pedalboard with Velcro with zero problems.
People who use Dual lock must be throwing the pedalboards through the air!
Righ now my Boss MS-3 is attached to a piece of wood with velcro and that piece of wood is attached to a pedalboard the same way! No problems and I travel with it a lot lately.
Actually its even cheaper than this. You don't have to take chain apart, buy the "master link's" for the chain on amazon. They're already apart, and you can get like 20 of em for 10 bucks or less.
I have standard loop velcro on the board. I still have enough loop velcro to cover another 2 or 3 boards. Some of my pedals have a full strip of hook velcro, and about half now have 3M dual lock just on the top and bottom. 2 roughly 1/2 square inch pieces hold the pedals down very securely without being impossible to remove. This way a package of dual lock I can get at Staples for ~$7 can cover almost ~20 pedals. I have learned to get the pedals with dual lock off with a clean 2" putty knife. It's really the best tool for the job.
I built my own boards from a pre-painted, plywood shelf. Laid out the pedals, marked them, drilled holes, wired it up, and tied them down.
With the rubber backing or feet left on the pedals and tightening the zip-ties really snug, my pedals don't move.
On some larger pedals I'll use 2 ties.
Also, you use 2 ties - put one vertical and one horizontal - that pedal won't ever be sliding anywhere.
I use cable ties but have not experienced this pedal swerving issue.
I'll re-post my method from another thread.
Cable ties and ally bars available at hardware store.
Under: 3M DualLock for the ps, adapter and input.
For those who use bike chain, or hardware solutions for 'zero movement'... try Dual Lock. Really. ZERO movement, yet it requires no tools, and you can swap pedals with one hand, should you desire. There's no goo. The adhesive is self-contained, won't stick to you, and it follows the backer. When you remove the strip, all the glue comes with it. Similar to those adhesive blobs hold credit cards on backer paper for mailing. But better.
For those who complain about the cost or holding power of Dual Lock... don't use so large a piece! If you cover the whole pedal in Dual Lock, you may as well use Gorilla Glue .
If I had a traveling board, where zero movement, even with baggage handlers, etc, was a requirement, I'd place a 1" square on each corner of the pedal, just inside the cover access screws. Then, either run two strips across the board, to catch the upper and lower edges of the pedals, or if everything's differently sized, just stick matching squares on the board. Or a compromise: strip across the bottom edge, so the stomps line up, and individual squares for the upper edges.
Since my board doesn't leave the room, I only use half of this. I press the top edge of my pedals into the strip (they 'click' to lock), and the bottom edge rides loose. The pedals still don't move or shift side to side.
This is for TWO ten-foot rolls, 1" wide. It's enough for a few huge boards.
no stick no tack. Plug and play. Imho
Yea, if your coming from Velcro world just remember that with dual Lock you only need about 1/3 of the amount of surface contact area that you used before. Put to much of it on you'll never get those pedals up without a prybar, a little dab will do ya'.
If I would quit getting GAS all the time I would use gorilla glue
I've got no problems, the cables help
I searched hi & lo for pics of pedal actually nailed to a board. Would you believe I couldn't find any. Is is possible nails are out of style again?
I decided to revive some long lost skills with a few early tests on a nice piece of tonewood. No hatin! As I said these are early days as I try to resurrect classic mounting tricks.