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mikegentry 5th August 2020 09:58 PM

Why don’t pedal makers do this?
 
I think it would be cool if a pedal company would provide another, separate bottom cover for their pedals so that you could use one for Velcro and still have the mint one for when you wanted to sell it. Heck, they could even make money selling individual covers for their pedals. Just a thought?

Deleted dc388e1 6th August 2020 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by mikegentry (Post 14898955)
I think it would be cool if a pedal company would provide another, separate bottom cover for their pedals so that you could use one for Velcro and still have the mint one for when you wanted to sell it. Heck, they could even make money selling individual covers for their pedals. Just a thought?

I'd be surprised if most companies won't sell you a replacement cover, if you ask them nicely.

But at the end of the day, it's not difficult to remove the velcro and clean up the existing baseplate, should you wish to sell it.
Panel wipe does a grand job in most cases* - you can probably get about 5 litres for the price of a new baseplate. That'll keep your pedals gunk free for a lifetime and then some... kfhkh

peachh

*Obviously, test it on a discrete area. Not all pedals are created equally - I've never had a problem, but it could conceivably react with the finish.

mikegentry 6th August 2020 01:55 AM

Even better!
 
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Originally Posted by kingofspain (Post 14899197)
I'd be surprised if most companies won't sell you a replacement cover, if you ask them nicely.

But at the end of the day, it's not difficult to remove the velcro and clean up the existing baseplate, should you wish to sell it.
Panel wipe does a grand job in most cases* - you can probably get about 5 litres for the price of a new baseplate. That'll keep your pedals gunk free for a lifetime and then some... kfhkh

peachh

*Obviously, test it on a discrete area. Not all pedals are created equally - I've never had a problem, but it could conceivably react with the finish.

Fantastic! Thank you for the advice! ⭐️

lame pseudonym 6th August 2020 05:07 AM

I'd like them to put in a 1/4-20 screw receptacle like cameras have. It might be limiting location-wise, but it would be nice and solid.

nedorama 6th August 2020 05:18 AM

if you're really worried about hand-scribbled serial numbers, etc. most effects boxes are common boxes that you can get plates from mouser, etc.
1590 and others are common sizes.
https://www.mouser.com/Enclosures/En...&FS=True&bws=1


Or, just use zip ties if you're really worried about originality.

John Eppstein 6th August 2020 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikegentry (Post 14898955)
I think it would be cool if a pedal company would provide another, separate bottom cover for their pedals so that you could use one for Velcro and still have the mint one for when you wanted to sell it. Heck, they could even make money selling individual covers for their pedals. Just a thought?

In many cases you should be able to order a bottom plate through an authorized service facility.

kslight 6th August 2020 07:00 PM

Never sell it! Problem solved abduction