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Senior Member
Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 745
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 8:22 pm:   Edit Post

When it comes to adding a new pedal to the board, do you insist that they all face the correct way? Will you spend hour after hour Rubik's Cubing the whole thing to get the pedals oriented properly or will you simply turn a couple on their side or upside down? For years, I was the former. Tonight, I had to give in and turn my Frantone Sweet 90 degrees. Still not sure how I feel about it.


A Man With a Lot of Issues.
Intermediate Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 134
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 8:32 pm:   Edit Post

Hum... finally someone with the same issues... :-)
Perhaps you should give your Frantone a 270 degrees turn now and see how it looks... How about that?

Intermediate Member
Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 108
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 11:40 pm:   Edit Post

My old guitar pedalboard was HUGE (about the size of a smaller coffee table) double row, with some pedals on risers so buttons could be pressed without disturbing other pedal's settings...and yes, they all faced the correct way which seemed to be the best way to avoid changing settings with my boot...

My bass pedalboard is MUCH smaller and I want to keep it that way (the vintage typewriter case I put it in is perfect) so I could see a problem if I change anything...I'd be doing the Rubik's Cube thing; pretty sure a rotated pedal would drive me crazy...Tony
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1099
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 04, 2009 - 5:53 am:   Edit Post

Do you curl your jumper cables clockwise or counterclockwise?
Advanced Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 370
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Monday, May 04, 2009 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

I am always paranoid of coiling cables inducing noise so I wear them long.

They are always pointing South though.

Roger (TTK)
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1442
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 5:11 am:   Edit Post

Jonathan, I don't have a pedal board but if I did I would want everything facing the same way. They would probably be in alphabetical order too.

Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3781
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post

How about making sure that all the batteries are loaded with the positive sides pointing the same way. Now THAT would be sick!

Bill, tgo
Advanced Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 323
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 2:01 pm:   Edit Post

You still use batteries? Savage.

Godlyke Power-All

Whenever possible all the pedals face the same/proper direction.
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3784
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

Actually, I use one of these - and it always points in the right direction.

Bill, tgo

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