Looking for Velcro loop material.....

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  1. wolfzbane

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    After seeing the crazy prices of the pedalboards on the market, I decided to build my own.
    All went just fine until I tried to find the covering material..... the Velcro loop receptive material.
    I want to be able to cover the whole board with it so that I can arrange my pedals whichever way I can afterwards.
    Arrrrggghhh, can't find that material anywhere, unless i'm ready to buy a minimum of 5 yards at $15.00/yard (that's online, btw, so add shipping costs too).
    Nuts, I only need a piece of about 40 X 26 inches to do the job.
    Anybody knows where I can get a piece that small?
     
  2. ess

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    what about dress makers places.. ahhh i dunno the name for em. you know. where they sell material and wool and stuff. :o
     
  3. wolfzbane

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    Yeah, I know the places.
    Actually, I've spent this past Sunday in them, walking around with my little piece of gripping Velcro trying to stick it to every kind of material, lol.
    No luck.
    Called a few others..... no luck either.
    I'm trying to contact Velcro Canada, but they never answer the phone. Will try email.
    Man, I never thought that it would be this difficult to find.
    I'm slowly revising my design, although I still would like to find this material first.
     
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    I'm sure hook and loop material (Velcro is a trademark name) should be found in a home improvement center. I would drop names but you guys probably have different places than here. I have even bought it at the grocery store in the households area.
     
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    [quote author=TNT link=topic=3295.msg44982#msg44982 date=1121205499]
    I have even bought it at the grocery store in the households area.
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    Do you mean in strips or actually in sheets format?
    Because I found tons of places that sell it in rolls of 3/4 inch wide strips (grocery store and home improvement centers), but I'm looking for a sheet of the stuff to cover the whole board.
    Like I said, I may have to revise my design and use strips instead. Would be nice to have the whole board covered though.
     
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    Hmmm, makes sense.
    Cool website.
    I'm looking into it right now.
    Mucho thanks.
     
  8. Lex Lurid

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    Go to ANY Shop that Sells Curtain Making Materials. Ask for some "Hook" and "Stick" Velcro.
    Either one of the two Tapes has a Self Adhesive strip on the Back that makes Fixing to either the Base of the Pedal.....Or To the Board as easy as it comes. Velco is available in most widths ...but I use the Half Inch Varient and it has NEVER let me down.
    In the UK.......Let me know...I have a Roll of Each, by which I mean Hook and Stick. All I do is put a strip across top and Bottom of the Underside of the Pedal and a corresponding strip on the Board.

    It's as cheap as Chips and REALLY Does the Job.

    Pip Pip
    Lexie ;)

    Oh and before you ask? We had our own Curtain and Soft Furnishing Business for many Years.......hence my knowledge of Velcro!
     
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    (.... for what it's worth....... I put a dude going into a fabric shop to look for stuff to make his pedal board right up there with asking for a seniors discount to buy your rock equipment...........! ;D ;D....................... But it WORKS! 8))
     
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    I have heard that certain types of carpet will work.. just a thought.
    and you can definitely get the wide strip-type velcro in any hardware store. It's cheap but if you're set on covering the whole thing I guess it could get spendy.
     
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    Oh yeah, I've just tested a small strip of hook on my car's rug.
    Works pretty good.
    Will investigate some more.
     
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    I got mine at Homey Depot. ****'s expensive, though.
     
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    ................ Didn't Skids try velcro on his gas pedal foot..............................? ;D
     
  15. wolfzbane

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    Well, finally I've found some black car carpetting at a local rug and tile warehouse store.
    Bought the last 2 yards they had. I could probably make 4 or 5 pedalboards with that.
    Anyway, here is my finished 30 X 16 inch product which cost me around $40.00 total.....

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    I've ordered a Looooper pedal to take care of that Digitech Digidelay pedal which sucks a lot of my tone, all my others are true bypass..... I should be set for a while now.
    BTW, I get some incredible tone with this setup.
     
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    Holy Cow! What an awesome Hat Dance!!! 8) 8)
     
  17. maxguitar

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    niiice job wolfie! you will love the looper- good choice! and nice job with the auto carpet too!
     

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