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  • How to stop your pedals from sliding away from you...

    And it can be done inexpensively too. How? Check out my review of the T.P. Dodd Pedal-Lock for the details.


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    This is going to be an anniversary gift for my wife for sure!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ggm1960 View Post
      This is going to be an anniversary gift for my wife for sure!
      It's a simple idea, but it works great and solves a really common and frustrating problem. Hope she likes it!
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      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      • #4
        I've tried about a dozen different (some rather creative) solutions to this problem over the last 30 years.

        This is the solution I always come back to:
        Korg Z1, Yamaha Clavinova CLP-350, Alesis Ion, Alesis QS8.2, Kawai K3M, Arturia CS-80V, VAZ Modular, co-author of MinimogueVA and Arppe2600va.

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        • #5
          I have seen that dollar store drawer liner stuff used.
          Vocal Gear: Audix OM3xb, Boss VE-20 | Synth Gear: iPad running OnSong Korg iM1, Poison-202, Korg iMonoPoly, FM Player, Moog Model D, DM1 | Controllers: M-Audio Axiom Pro 61, Roland AX7 via Yamaha MD-BT01 Bluetooth

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

            It's a simple idea, but it works great and solves a really common and frustrating problem. Hope she likes it!
            It'll be just the thing for her and our "jam session" keyboard. My live keyboard rig is a bit more complicated with three pedals mounted into a wooden pedal board that I built. The same problem exists with it though and I've tried a couple different things. I have a clamp that I attached to the end of the keyboard stand which keeps the right side from ever sliding forward so that was kind of a partial solution but lately I just set my guitar amp in from of the pedal board since I always have that there as well and it's hard to beat that solution.

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            • #7
              Old trick is to dab some rubber cement on the pedals feet then let it dry. That pedal ain't going nowhere after that, doesn't matter if its a hard floor or rug, the rubber grips everything. It can be peeled off to restore things to new too.

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              • #8
                I have a black plastic container trunk I carry spare cables and things in it weighs about 35lbs. Place it on the floor in front of my keys. It has the band name and logo on it, so it looks like it belongs. Plus it hides the cables. No pedal gets past it. A mic stand with leg and zip tie works too.
                Last edited by kbeaumont; 06-21-2018, 07:44 AM.

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                • #9
                  One of my Yoga teachers cut some 'sticky' mats up to use the smaller pieces to aid certian poses. I had my piano at a Yoga retreat and needed to stop the pedal from sliding on the hardwood floor so I used one of the pieces. It worked so well that I now carry a couple of pieces of Yoga mat in my piano case.
                  Every worm, every insect, every animal is working
                  for the ecological wellbeing of the planet.

                  Only we humans, who claim to be the most intelligent
                  species here, are not doing that. ~Sadhguru

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