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Anyone Know About Pedaltrain Products?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassGod, Nov 22, 2005.


  1. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Alright, I've been internet shopping for a case to hold these pedals:

    Dunlop Crybaby 105Q
    Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (USA)
    Electro-Harmonix Small Stone (USA)
    Aphex Punch Factory
    Aphex Bass Xciter / BBE Sonic Stomp
    Marshall Guv'nor II
    Marshall Jackhammer
    Korg DT-10
    Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

    And I found this:

    Pedaltrain PT-2 Pedalboard ($189.95 USD)
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    But there's a few questions I need answered...
    1. Will it hold all of the pedals I've listed? (I've not bought some of them yet)
    2. Are the pedals attached with velcro, and if so, is it included?
    3. Is there anything else (for about the same cost) that you'd reccomend?
    And if there's anything else I should know, do tell.

    Thanks,
    Graeme :bassist:
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    No way of telling if they'll all fit, because, even if you add them up and lay them out, still need to take jacks and adapters into consideration. Best to buy the board AFTER all the effects, lay them out, tape around them, and then measure that.

    Pedals are attached with Velcro, not too sure if it's included. If it's not, it's nothing $5.00 at your local hardware store can't fix.

    Anything else I'd recommend as a pedalboard?
    www.nycpedalboards.com -- I've worked with Mike in the past, great quality stuff and many others swear by them too.
     
  3. I grabbled 2 of the original pedaltrains from musicians friend for about $80 a piece... I am still very happy with them. Nice size & very sturdy for traveling. I am a pedaltrain fan, but with this new size being more expensive -- you might be able to find an equal product for less money.

    and about your pedals fitting on the board -- you MUST lay them out ALL PLUGGED IN & measure. do this a few times & you will be pretty close to the size you need. I used the have everything wired & plugged in & then I just set my wah on the floor right next to my pedaltrain... it never sat on my pedaltrain just right.
     
  4. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Yeah velcro is included.

    I have the original pedaltrain and the newest biggest pedaltrain pro.

    One great thing about pedaltrain is how clean it can make your board look with everything wired underneath, they are also lighter than equivilent sized wooden ones.

    I'm leaning to wards it probably fitting all your pedals but can't guarentee it and it looks like it will be a tight squeeze, mainly due top the wah.
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    as has been mentioned, it's really one of those try and see things.


    My advice would be to lay out all your pedals on cardboard / paper and measure the dimensions once done. Remember to account for adapters / power supply.
     
  6. Crabby

    Crabby

    Dec 22, 2004
    I am sooo jonseing for one of these boards. I would have to get the biggest one tho as I run 11 pedals and have confirmed that they would not fit on the mid sized board. As mentioned earlier, make sure you have everything plugged in before making a final measurement!
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I have one of the earlier models that was on blowout for a few months there... It's a good product, and as mentioned the ability to run your cables under the crossbeams can tidy everything up nicely. Strangely, when mine arrived the inside of the case was completely covered in rusty steel powder, as though all of the grinding work had been done inside the case, or they had the case sitting open underneath their bench grinder. There was easily several grams of metal dust, and it took quite a while to clean up. :( Anybody else have this experience?
     
  8. rayzak

    rayzak

    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    If you really don't need the hard case and don't mind a soft case, you can save $70 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/home/navigation?N=100001+202131 As long as you're not too rough with them, the soft bags are actually pretty nice.

    I just have the JR. and I love it. I've only got 6 pedals and they fit perfectly on the jr.
    Yes, the velcro is included as well as some zip-ties.
     
  9. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've been wanting one of these ever since my band's guitarists both picked up a PT Pro. Awesome product.
     
  10. klorence

    klorence

    Nov 21, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    i recently picked up the mid-sized one w/the soft case (PT/2-SC).

    very nice. the frame is really light, sturdy & strong.

    velcro & white plastic wire ties included.

    i really like the soft case (i don't really need the hard one; the soft one seems more grab&go giggable to me). it's very sturdy/protective, & you can fit your cables, etc. in the outside pocket.

    like others have mentioned -- lay out your stuff before you buy a board so that you are sure you'll have enough room.

    i used microsoft visio to play around with layout prior to buying the pedals. it's helpful in planning, but i'd still recommend doing it "for real" with the actual pedals before buying a board to make you you have enough room.

    leave ~3/4" between pedals for plugs (if angled - more if straight), and keep in mind that the power cables that voodoolab sends are not angled -- they stick out almost an inch. i actually had to alter my layout a bit to keep things from sticking out past the edge of the board.

    the only thing i wish is that they had more than the 4 horizontal rails with which to attach your pedals. if you have to position a pedal in a certain spot for ergonomics, etc. it might not line up just right so that it's being supported firmly by the horizontal rails. i think if they put some verticle rails or cross pieces in there, it would give you more surface are to mount your pedals - adding more versatility without adding too much weight. IMHO.

    anyhow, good luck with it!
     
  11. Unknowndude

    Unknowndude

    Apr 20, 2006
    Toronto, ON
    I can get one of the mid sized (PT-2) I think ones with the flight case for $120. Should I get it? I might have to change cables (I've been using cheapie Apex straight cables). I'm not going to have a ton of effects in the near future, but I do have some large effects (Muff, russian Bassballs). Would one of these be suitable for a board with these large effects and 3-6 other small-mid sized ones? Or should I be looking for something smaller?
     
  12. You could try and make something to suit your needs... I find those boards are pretty pricey for something that at the end of the day, doesn't do a great deal. I have only just started to get enough effects together to need something like that. Im looking into building something now.
     
  13. I seriously doubt that you'll be able to fit all that on the PT-2 (which is what I own)

    I do love my pedaltrain...its great
     
  14. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    http://www.rondomusic.net/pedalcases.html

    For what its worth.

    I have one of their cases and while not on the high end of cases its served me very well while on tour and has seen many, many shows. With shipping it was under fifty bux. I wouldnt hesitate to buy a new one if this one ever broke!
     
  15. Unknowndude

    Unknowndude

    Apr 20, 2006
    Toronto, ON
    I'll look into the Rondo stuff if I can't get the Pedaltrain.
     
  16. Thought I'd resurrect this thread.

    Anyone know if the pedaltrain has enough room underneath the board to attach a power strip and/or a Dunlop DC brick? That is, is there enough clearance from the floor to the bottom surface of the board to velcro on a power strip?

    Thanks
     
  17. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Nope, there's only enough room for cables. I wish there was more room right at the back, for a power strip.
     
  18. dehory

    dehory

    Oct 13, 2005
    New York, NY
    I have a Pedaltrain Jr. and there's enough clearance for a DC Brick along the raised end. It doesn't fit terribly comfortably because the power cables jut out against the horizontal bars, but it does fit.
     
  19. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Do you have a picture of yours? I'm curious how it fits.
     
  20. dehory

    dehory

    Oct 13, 2005
    New York, NY
    Are you asking because for some reason it doesn't work for you? :meh:

    I'm on the road right now, but I'll post a picture when I get home on Thursday...