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    Default Fully childproofed pedalboard

    Back twenty and more years ago I never would have figured I'd need to childproof gear... It turns out adulting is harder than the pamphlet said it would be. With a 3 and 5 year old that love to pull at anything with a cable or pull at anything they can to figure out what it does. I'm in a pick up band with people I work with and we have a monthly gig, so my pedal board is like swatting flies with a hydrogen bomb.... but I think it's pretty cool. I've also got it exactly the way I want it, so it's locked down hard and totally childproof.... which is logarithmically above roadie proof.

    Signal chain goes: fuzz, buffer, tuner, compressor, wah, phase, overdrive 1, overdrive 2, clean boost, flanger, analog delay, tremolo

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    Looks great -nice organization and implied reliability after moving it.

    although.... Now raise your hands where I can see them, and slowly step away from that flanger
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    Haha, it's actually a slide under it. I put some rare earth magnets under the velcro so it stays put in transport. It's a actually a cool flanger too... even though I use it as a chorus more than anything else.

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    Nice! I can relate...
    Oh no.....


    Oh Yeah!

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    Silly person. THIS is how you childproof your ****:

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesStrat View Post
    Yogi Berra was correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    Silly person. THIS is how you childproof your ****:

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    Amazon was showing out of stock on those.... second best option

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    A 3-year-old can jimmy those manicles in about 20 seconds flat, and the only way to childproof a pedalboard is to keep it in the darkest corner of the basement where they are afraid to go, but I admire the optimism on display in this thread!

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    You should have had girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterwhizzy View Post
    You should have had girls.
    Wouldn’t have helped... my granddaughter can’t leave my board alone.


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    Having your kids interested in what you're doing can be a blessing or a curse. Depends on how you play it. When my grandkids come over . . . they go straight for the guitars.

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    I’ve got a few of my cheaper guitars I let me kids strum on and mess with pedals. My son’s favorites are the mini fuzz face pedals.
    Oh no.....


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