How to mount a fueltank jr underneath a pedaltrain nano

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  1. Worshipbass12

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    Hey guys i figured some of my fellow tb'ers might find this usefull.
    Only tools you will need will be a good sharp knife, and a pair of scissors
    First figure out where you want it and put some velcro under there hook or loop whichever you prefer
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    Then you need to trim one end of the power cables like this, ( it will be ok there isn't any naked wires if done correctly
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    Next take a nickle and trace out 4 pieces of velcro and cut to size
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    Stick these to the little rubber feet ( gives you just enough clearance that the ft jr isnt touching the floor
    Now its simply attach the fueltank to the velcro ( cables must be plugged in before you attach it. It's a tight squeeze )
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    And finally turn it over and put some pedals on it :D
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    I really hope this helps someone and this can be done in 15 minutes without modifying the board and hurting resale value :D
     
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    Really cool! Looks neat too.
     
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    ^ thanks man, and yes its neat and tidy actually it leaves a space between your pedals and the fueltank i actually have all the excess length of power cables taped to the fueltank and my od sits right over it so you can't see them, great if you like a neat and tidy board
     
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    You should take a pic of the upside with the pedals.
     
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    Niccccccce. Like that fliptop. Wanna hear what it sounds like in action!!
     
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    Thanks for the detailed info!

    Got a couple of questions...

    So, you're just taking off the 'tab' on top of the plug so that it will fit within the confined space?

    Also, how close to the floor does the FT Jr. sit when mounted on the PedalTrain Nano? Close enough such that removing the feet of the FT Jr. before mounting would be a good idea (see this message: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f36/n...-equivalent-716323/index2.html#post12426542)?

    Thanks...
     
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    Those bigger feet on the board look like a good idea maybe....
     
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    You need to clip them at an angle and then shave off the top portion where the little bubble is there is a line that runs the length of the head which is a pretty good guideline, also i noticed that on one i cut too deep and you can see the wire through a hole there isnt any way for it to actually touch metal but a dab of super glue down in the hole would suffice if you go too deep, and i have about 1/8" clearance from floor to fueltank
     
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    Also my fueltank jr is brand new and doesnt have any feet just velcro but that guys idea would definately give you more clearance if you happen to have some old stands u arent using
     
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    Got it. Appreciate the info.

    Regards,
    Allen
     
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    No problem man that's why i posted this thread to help my fellow tb'ers out
     
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    I just noticed you wrote that you have about 1/8" clearance:

    Maybe that's why fclefgeoff added the bigger rubber feet to his nano:

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    You can see the height result here:

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    How does that compare to your results in terms of clearance?

    1/8" seems like not really enough room. Have you noticed any issues?

    I ask because it seems like your method is pretty close to plug 'n play (without having to find and fiddle with adding extra feet).

    Thanks,
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    No issues so far 1/8" is plenty of clearance for me, but if u need more and dont want to mess with finding bigger feet put a couple of layers of velcro on the feet ;)
     
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    Layered double sided sticky tape works good too. I've used that to build a surface up to make things tighter.
     
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    Wouldnt that make my board stick to the floor bro.? :what:
     
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    Nope, all you do is build it up just a tad and put feet on the top layer. Whatever feet you use anyway. I guess I was speaking more or less about other areas of the board. I know when I built my board I had to use the double sided sticky tape on the bottom of one side because the material twisted a little when we tightened it so it wasn't totally flat. I placed those little rubber sticky feet to the tape.
     
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    I think the problem fclefgeoff was having was that he couldn't get the feet off of the nano (without cutting them off, etc.).
    Anyway, might be able to find something at one of the home centers that will fit over the feet to gain more height.
    Course, that will make the nano higher and thus the pedals higher and possibly more fiddly for some to work with on the gig...
     

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