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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortBuSX
    Looks like more than just bicycle chains, looks like several different types of chain links.



    If you are using a new chain, it shouldnt rust...most chains come with a coating to prevent rust, like a gun metal type finish and nicer quality chains will come nickel plated. Id only worry bout rust if you sweat like a heavy rain...but Id worry more about the pedals if that was the case.

    PS, when you buy a new bicycle chain, its usually necisarry to cut it down to length to fit...and you usually have a 3" piece left over...perfect for this...you might even talk a bike shop into giving you these scraps for nothin. OR upgrade your kids bike for less than $20 and save the pieces...your kid will be stoaked and your spouse will be none the wiser.
    I change out my chain once or twice a season on my MTB. I am sure I could get a supply of the links from the cutting down process. I am now a bit torn about whether I want to screw them down like that, because it is harder to move them around. Also, the connnectors I have probably don't work well with that sort of connection. I may do it to my wah, and hold some of the others down with some sort of bungie or rubber bands like Tone does. Tone, where are you getting you bands and how are you getting the rubber bands through the board? I can't really get an idea of what they look like from your pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunvalleylaw
    I change out my chain once or twice a season on my MTB. I am sure I could get a supply of the links from the cutting down process. I am now a bit torn about whether I want to screw them down like that, because it is harder to move them around. Also, the connnectors I have probably don't work well with that sort of connection. I may do it to my wah, and hold some of the others down with some sort of bungie or rubber bands like Tone does. Tone, where are you getting you bands and how are you getting the rubber bands through the board? I can't really get an idea of what they look like from your pics.

    Ouchless hair bands hold the pedals on the board by attaching to eyelet hooks on either side of each pedal...here is the process.

    I got a package of small eyelet hooks like this from Walmart.

    Attachment 1160

    Then what I did was pry them open just enough to get ouchless rubber bands through them. These are the kind I use. I tried to match the colors of the bands to the pedals but it really doesn't matter.

    Attachment 1161

    I figured out where I wanted my pedals by connecting the cables to them and setting them side by side. This way I knew exactly how close I could get to each pedal while the cables were connected. Once the pedals were aligned on the board I took a pencil and marked a spot on the board where I could screw in the eyelet hooks on either side of each pedal. I took the pedals off and hand screwed in the eyelet hooks on each mark. I'd do one pedal at a time. When I put the hooks on either side of a pedal location I put the pedal on board and ran the ouchless bands to the hook and pulled them over the pedal. That's it. They stay on really well even when you flip the board upside down and when you want to disconnect the pedals you just pull them from the board and pull the cables. Easy and they're all close together which saves a BUNCH of room on your board. Now granted the bands will cover some of your effects pedal nomenclature on the settings but I already know what the knobs do so it's no biggie. The Cry Baby was attached a little differently in that I ran the bands between the gas pedal and the housing as you obviously can't run them over the top of the wah pedal. Once the pedals are on the board in place and the bands are on you don't even notice the eyelet hooks at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tone2thebone
    Ouchless hair bands hold the pedals on the board by attaching to eyelet hooks on either side of each pedal...
    Darn good Idea tone... Wal-Mart here I come!!

    Hey, not that I do not believe it... could you make a little AVI movie of you flipping the board.. just for testing purpose?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Justaguyin_nc
    Darn good Idea tone...

    Hey, not that I do not believe it... could you make a little AVI movie of you flipping the board.. just for testing purpose?

    Good idea. I'll have my daughter video me doing that just for you.

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    ok, this sounds silly and is probably known by all you pros out there.
    But for this beginner... it surely helps...

    leaning your pedal board.. well, I added a piece to the back of my board to help it tilt my way a bit.. worked great but would be nice if it leaned even more towards me.

    I was looking thru some pictures of different pro players setups, there right in front of me on a few live performances, it finally caught my eye...

    These guys use flat boards so they can attach their case tops to them and be on their way.. so how do they lean them ?

    They do it off their MIC Stand... duh!!!!

    Placing two of the three legs towards the pedalboard, they just slide the back of the board over it.. tilting/leaning the board and securing the stand at the same time... I know..simple..stupid.. and overlooked by me.. maybe others

    Ok, go ahead and say I already knew that... then tell us newbies..why you didn't let us know...

    This works great and gives a perfect tilt to the board..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justaguyin_nc

    .....Oh the pedals on the floor...except the looper
    all up on ebay for sale $8.00 each for shipping
    1 day left..
    Current Prices:
    Fab Metal -$7.00 no bid
    Behringer Acoustic - $10.00 no bid
    Behringer Ultra Flanger -$ 9.00 no bid
    Bad Monkey - $26.00 3 bids
    Digitech DigiVerb - $30.00 no bid
    Fish & Chips Not listed Yet starting $7.00
    *looks closely for a Chicken Salad pedal*....dang no luck.

    Your pedal board came out all sick! It's as big as Joe Walsh's! Good job on that and your pedals look ominous in that room.

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    My turn!


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    als_lespaul, that is a pretty big board you got there. What is the silver pedal with a red switch?

    We need more pedal board pics, c'mon guys!
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    Which reminds me I'm selling all my pedals due to the purchase of my Blues Jr. It's an overdrive pedal with a 15watts of speaker attached to it who needs pedals!

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    <---looking for a bad monkey, screamin blues, and a wah


    Oh and when I get around to building my board....man are their some great ones in here....along with some killer photos of pedals and settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone2TheBone
    Which reminds me I'm selling all my pedals due to the purchase of my Blues Jr. It's an overdrive pedal with a 15watts of speaker attached to it who needs pedals!
    DIBS ON YOUR ZYS! ::

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert
    What is the silver pedal with a red switch?
    Oh, that's the "easy" pedal, a lot like the "easy button" they advertise for Staples. One stomp on that and you sound like Hendrix, Page, EVH and SRV all rolled into one, but with better chops....

    I have the schematic right here for one of those, and will be happy to solder one together for you for a mere $2,500. Taking orders now....

    Quote Originally Posted by t_ross33
    DIBS ON YOUR ZYS! ::
    Now, that's the spirit!! But from a couple of the PM's Tone sent me, I think that may be the one pedal he won't give up with the new Blues Junior. I quote:

    "....my ZYS now permanently sits on top of my Blues Jr. Looks like a mini altar layed there complete with a heavenly blue aura eminating from it's central source...."

    I tell ya, that boy is slingin' the flowery prose the way Nelskie used to do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by duhvoodooman
    Now, that's the spirit!! But from a couple of the PM's Tone sent me, I think that may be the one pedal he won't give up with the new Blues Junior. I quote:

    "....my ZYS now permanently sits on top of my Blues Jr. Looks like a mini altar layed there complete with a heavenly blue aura eminating from it's central source...."

    I tell ya, that boy is slingin' the flowery prose the way Nelskie used to do!
    *sob* thats too beautiful! I sure miss good old Nelskie...
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    I recently got a new PedalTrain board and George L's cables for my birthday and my rig sounds 800 times better than even good monster cables let it! i dont have pics up yet though

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    Reviving this thread a bit. Robert is considering a Pedal Train PT-2, and I am considering how I want to build a board. This quote is from Robert's "new toy" thread that I started to hi-jack. Any thoughts, experiences?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunvalleylaw
    The PT-2 looks really cool. I have been thinking of a "build my own" one like Robert has, and currently just carry the ones I want in an old softside laptop case. I think a large enough laptop case could do me just fine if I found one, for less dough.

    Yep, I just looked, you can find soft side laptop cases for cheap on fleabay. If I got one more of those, I could carry all my stompboxes and my wah, looper etc. in two cases and connect them with a short cable. I like that PT-2, but don't want to spend $200 on a case.
    I like the laptop case idea rather than a suitcase because to me it seems nicer to lug around.

    Here is an older photo showing the case I am using with a few of my pedals in it. I now have the pedals lined up in the opposite orientation (horizontal in the case instead of vertical), and have the case full of my stompboxes only. I am thinking of a second, similar case for my wah and my looper, and maybe one or two stompboxes. I also now leave the pedals hooked up for transport (I use a 9 spot power source which I leave plugged in, and don't worry about the batteries for short transport), lay coiled cables over the top, and zip it up. The straps that are supposed to hold the laptop seem to hold the pedals pretty well for the short trips I am doing. I don't fly or do any airport travel with this stuff so that is not an issue.

    I stick a powerstrip in the rear zippered pouch. It seems to work for me. The case material can get a little dusty on stage, but it seems to brush right off.


    open for business


    set to travel

    I will do a new pic sometime soon to show how it looks now.
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    Here are pics of my current line up, minus my looper and the Korg AX1G multi. I am thinking I can get a similar soft side laptop case and put the wah, the fuzz, and the looper in there, and the regular size stomp boxes in the one you see. That way, I can take both if I want everything, or mix and match pretty easily depending on what I need. Plus, they are then in something for storage. When I am not playing, I disconnect a couple of the cables and slide the case under the dresser you see that serves as business supply storage in my wife's office where I usually play at home.



    Closer view of the pedals.

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    Ahh Steve, you know you should get a Pedaltrain junior.
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    I'm sure it would look neater than this right now. I bet I can neaten this up and save the dough for an Agile or Epi LP though. :
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