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Velcro - Which side goes on the pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by LowDown Hal, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Sorry if this has been covered a few million times and I couldn't find it....

    Which side of the Velcro goes on the board and which side on the pedal?
    and why?

  2. I don't think it matters.
  3. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    i like to put the "hairy" part on the board, the other on the pedal.
    pure preference, but i like to be able to stick effects etc. to carpeted cab tops or cases sometimes.
  4. I don't use velco, but most of the pedals I get seems to have the 'hooky' side on the bottom of the pedal, so that would put the soft side on the pedal board.
  5. i agree. the more scratchy loop part should go on the pedal, as many pedalboards are covered in a"hairier" type of carpeting.
  6. bovine mind

    bovine mind

    Jun 17, 2008
    San Francisco
    i prefer the opposite, the rat fur collects debris more than the hook, so i keep it under my pedals and have the hook side on my board.
  7. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    same here. I don't have a pedal board any more, but my SansAmp BDDI still has the velcro on it from when I did. Comes in handy for just sticking it to the side of a cab or rack.
  8. jimmy rocket

    jimmy rocket

    Jan 24, 2008
    Ayden, NC
    the terms are "hook" and "loop" sides.

    I like the hook side on the pedal because as ryognbass noted, many commercial boards are covered in the loop side.
  9. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I put the "teeth" part on the pedal and the "hairy carpet-like" part on the pedalboard.
  10. jimmy rocket

    jimmy rocket

    Jan 24, 2008
    Ayden, NC
    touché :smug:

  11. As a nOOb that's what I was thinking but wanted to see if there were any other compelling considerations. It seems like the idea of being able to sort of stick junk on a rat fur cab is an argument for the other way around....
  12. so is the "hairy-carpet" the loop or the hook?
    I'm guessing loop because hook sounds more like teeth :)
  13. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    As well as many commercial boards being pre-built with the loop ("carpet") side on them, it's also much easier to buy loop-side Velcro and similar products in large sheets. You can really get either in large sheets, but you'll more easily find the loop-side stuff, IME.

    Plus, if you don't use hook-side Velcro on a pedal and you end up selling that pedal, it frustrates the rest of us who have to undo what you did. :p
  14. zenrad

    zenrad Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Bergen County, NJ
    Posicro (pah' sih kro) n.
    The magnetic or "charged" strip of Velcro.
    antonym - Neucro (new' kro) n. The negative or "uncharged" strip of Velcro that Posicro adheres to.

    (Rich Hall gets the credit for that one).

    I read that many years ago and use those terms to this day

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