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Why don’t pedal makers do this?
Old 5th August 2020
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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?
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Old 6th August 2020
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Originally Posted by mikegentry View Post
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...



*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.
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Old 6th August 2020 | Show parent
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Even better!

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Originally Posted by kingofspain View Post
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...



*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! ⭐️
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Old 6th August 2020
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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.
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Old 6th August 2020
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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.
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Old 6th August 2020
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Originally Posted by mikegentry View Post
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.
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Old 6th August 2020
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Never sell it! Problem solved
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