Brilliant, insane or both?

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  1. RVA

    RVA Well-Known Member

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    So you want to put your effects board on a lift so you don't have to bend over to adjust dials? But then you can drop it back down to stomp the pedals?? this could be genius.....
     
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    Bonkers...

    Having said that, tonight I was using the pedals on my desk one by one pissing around with them a bit like a mixing desk...
     
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    Bending does not bother me as a point of energy, but I know I will eventually whack my headstock or something. Also, the time to strum/bend with guitar/tweak/resume playing position/strum is lengthy makes it more difficult to A/B the results of the tweak. Why not jack that bad boy up and while seated, tweak at will. Then lower, stand up and stomp!
     
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    When I use a processor, I can both adjust at a comfortable height, and keep the switches on the floor!

    I just put a laptop computer on a music stand with a USB cable plugged into the processor. With a bluetooth mouse, I can adjust the "dials" via the laptop. The changes take effect instantaneously. Here's a shot of what the screen looks like:

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    But, the actual processor can stay on the floor, as below:

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    This isn't a perfect scenario, and I usually don't use this rig. I know this isn't what you're referring to, but it can be pretty versatile.

    I'm actually somewhat on the hunt for a deal on the newer replacement for this model.
     
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    That is a very good solution. However, I am not ready to part with my archaic pedals!
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong. I'm not hating on pedals. I have several and use them all the time.
     
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    And I am not hating on Line 6 or Zoom or Ax FX, etc. It is the future. Heck, most pedals are digital anyway. I just have money and knowlege invested in them now. Plus, they are fun. That said, if I were forced to start over again today, I may very well go with a "system"
     
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    But, I'd never get rid of pedals. I like my proc, but I actually use the pedals and amp more. Most processors are built to provide some degree of emulation of pedals and amps. Knowing how the real things work together helps with understanding how to build patches for the processor.

    So, yeah, do the lift!
     
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    I decided to go with a manual lift - good old man-power. What do you think?

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    Insanely brilliant or brilliantly insane?:smile:

    Nice room you've got there!
     
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    I would avoid harbor freight. Everything I have ever bought there was junk that falls apart soon after using it. To me it is all disposal merchandise that you should get at least one use from, but don't expect it to last. That being said, I have a chair that I can raise and lower to reach my pedals. I play sitting down.
     
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    Thankfully, I have legs that reach all the way to the floor.:D
     
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    RVA, is that a fridge or a safe in your man cave?
     
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    That is a full fridge. You can just roll on over!
     
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    Harbor Freight stuff is very hit or miss; some of their stuff is actually pretty good, especially for the home / DIY, and for dirty job / one time use stuff you would throw away anyway. Sometimes it depends on what you are expecting from the product. You get what you pay for generally is true here, but sometimes good enough IS good enough.

    I have thought about that floor thing as well.
    My back and knees hate crouching to fiddle with pedals. I dont have a board and generally just put together a few for that session. I try to put them up on the chair or amp and dial them in first, then put them on the floor.
     

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