I need a case for my pedal board, which one?????

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I need a case for my pedal board, which one?????

Post by Monsta-Tone » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:21 pm

I have a Pedaltrain PT-2. I love the size of it, but have outgrown it a little.

I am thinking that I can find a road case for a pedal board or a mixer and use the top to house my PT-2 with some room on the sides for other pedals, cable routing, etc.

I found these in flea bay, but they don't ship to Hawaii: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Effects-Pedals- ... 336b253f41

Anybody know of a company on the West Coast (or anywhere for that matter) that makes or sells quality medium duty flight cases for cheap?

I don't want anything that is so crappy I will regret the fact that I bought it. That being said, I also don't have a small fortune to invest.

Internal dimensions should be close to 28" wide x 14-16" deep x 6" high

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: I need a case for my pedal board, which one?????

Post by elvis » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:52 pm

I got a PT Pro with hard case for $250 new. The case is HUGE, though.
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Re: I need a case for my pedal board, which one?????

Post by domct203 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:37 pm

Hi Andy,
Monsta-Tone wrote:I found these in flea bay, but they don't ship to Hawaii: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Effects-Pedals- ... 336b253f41
Too bad they won't ship to you, I've bought 4 of their cases and have been very happy them. IMO for the money they are great cases for a locally gigging musician that transports their own gear. I wouldn't take them on a world tour though LOL.

Good luck, if I find anything on the web in that $$ range I'll let you know.

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Re: I need a case for my pedal board, which one?????

Post by Monsta-Tone » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:36 pm

I was thinking about having it shipped to a friend in California and then having him ship one out to me.

For what it would cost to do that though, I could just get a Pedaltrain Pro w/HC and have it shipped for free from AMS or Musician's Fiend.

How are the hard cases that the Pedaltrain boards come with?
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Post by jpdennis » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:23 pm

Monsta-Tone wrote: ... How are the hard cases that the Pedaltrain boards come with? ...
Andy,

I have a PT-2 with the hard shell case. I have some shots I will try to put up later since I am still new to photobucket. It is the the standard PT-2 hard case. I use the 4CM and automotive cable wireway. The cable will not fit in the case. I may look into that fiber wireway or even a multi-pair cable, but for now I have a small backpack I use which has spare strings and tubes in it as well. Of course I only use a M-13 with two EXP MIssion Engineering pedals. Won't fit anything else in the case that way other than some small spare parts, 2 XLR cables, fuse box, and a flashlight.

Call PT and talk to the guys there. They have some larger cases but they have compartments in the side which may need modification in your case (no pun intended). :wink:

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Post by elvis » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:11 pm

The PT Pro case is VERY nice. Which makes it pretty heavy and large as well. It has a small-ish compartment on the side for cables. It also has wheels. Overall a good deal, but way bigger than I expected. I'm thinking of trading my Pro for a PT-2 with a hard case. The board is a GREAT size, but I just moved everything to a rack.
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Post by Monsta-Tone » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:17 am

Hey guys,
Thanks!
I did talk to PT. They said that none of their lids come off. I don't get that, but it's the way their cases are.

I found one on the bay that the guy thought was a PT Pro case, but it was not deep enough. Inner dimensions were 30.5 x 12. If it had been 2" deeper, I would have gotten it! The PT-2 is already 12.5" + power cord so it just wouldn't work for me.

I want to add a volume pedal so I need something about 28" wide and 12-16 wide. Too bad they don't make anything in between the PT-3 and the PT-Pro.

I don't really want any other brand that I've seen. I've had a few that simply fell apart and wood tends to mold where I live.
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Re: I need a case for my pedal board, which one?????

Post by jpdennis » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:47 am

This is how my board fits in the standard PT-2 hardcase. The assembly just lifts out for setup. So far the velcro and all hasn't came loose. I followed the instructions more then to the letter. :wink:

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