Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by JVG » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:58 pm

The only way i can see it being useful is in a permanent rehearsal or recording space, using a pedal switcher (eg Gigrig or such) on the floor to turn pedals on/off, while fiddling with knobs on the wall. (Like some kind of musical glory-hole, i guess.)

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Post by zhivago » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:36 am

I think I could pull it off if I dressed like Spiderman and had his powers. :D

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by andy_tchp » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:22 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:27 pm
andy_tchp wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Those 3M command strips hold things up really well.

Right until they don't.
I've never hung up anything heavy enough that they gave out, but I haven't bought a house yet, and every time, I get one or two that pull an 1/8" of paint with when I remove the strips. Could just be cheap paint, but damn.
We had two drop off the wall due to humidity and the weight of a couple of dog leads (so a few hundred grams).

Clean removal (without the ripping paint/plaster off) requires pulling them straight downwards almost comical amounts (~20cm) until the adhesive bit looks like they're going to snap.
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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by andy_tchp » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:24 am

JVG wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:58 pm
...musical glory-hole
Well that's the next album name sorted then.
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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:48 am

andy_tchp wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:22 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:27 pm
andy_tchp wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Those 3M command strips hold things up really well.

Right until they don't.
I've never hung up anything heavy enough that they gave out, but I haven't bought a house yet, and every time, I get one or two that pull an 1/8" of paint with when I remove the strips. Could just be cheap paint, but damn.
We had two drop off the wall due to humidity and the weight of a couple of dog leads (so a few hundred grams).

Clean removal (without the ripping paint/plaster off) requires pulling them straight downwards almost comical amounts (~20cm) until the adhesive bit looks like they're going to snap.
That's how I take them off. I honestly think that I've just lived at some places that paint with REALLY cheap paint.
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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by natthu » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:55 am

Why not just use a shelf?

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by jorri » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:17 am

natthu wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:55 am
Why not just use a shelf?
I am far too traditional i use the floor.

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by fuzzjunkie » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:44 am

An the poor guy with ADHD, or whatever, that spends hours trying to get them all in a straight, level row. No! Now the compressor is an 1/8” too low!

Instead of playing.

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by sessylU » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:46 am

I've been meaning to do this for aaages. My wife works in a charity shop and we happen to have loads of big, gilded looking picture frames. I keep meaning to turn them in to pedal boards, so that I can have those pedals that aren't currently on my main board kept somewhere. Ideally, I could then mount them on the wall (but we live in a small rented flat, so that's not happening).

Rather than it being somewhere to keep my main board, I think it would be a cool way to store alternative boards and pedals.

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:50 am

I'd consider a wall-mounted system as an option for when the floor is hot lava.

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by sessylU » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:51 am

Bam!:

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:04 pm

sessylU wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:51 am
Bam!:

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That's really really cool, I love outside the box upcycling of random items into music gear.
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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by sessylU » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:22 am

Thanks. This is a small one, as like a proof of concept. Now that I know how easy it is to make, I'll have a go at making bigger ones.

Starting to think about getting felt in different colours and having it so that the backgrounds are felt art versions of album covers.... This is not a good idea, but it feels like it might be cool....

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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:46 am

sessylU wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:22 am
Thanks. This is a small one, as like a proof of concept. Now that I know how easy it is to make, I'll have a go at making bigger ones.

Starting to think about getting felt in different colours and having it so that the backgrounds are felt art versions of album covers.... This is not a good idea, but it feels like it might be cool....
Sounds like a legit business idea, I can see that selling for sure.
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Re: Would you mount your pedalboard on your wall?

Post by timtam » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:18 am

Pedals on the floor makes total sense for standing playing/on stage, especially if mid-song effects changes are required. But at home on the couch or when at the tweaking stage, having them on the floor makes access to the controls difficult. I don't see much utility in wall mounting, but I've been experimenting with a laptop table/pedal board that can theoretically go back and forth between the floor and coffee-table height.
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