??? for Pedaltrain pedal board users...

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  1. FILTHnFEAR

    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    ...how is the quality of the the soft case?

    I've decided to stick to individual pedals instead of getting an HX Stomp or FX as I really dislike menu diving.

    And with my stable of pedals mounting, I need a board. I'm not a touring musician but I will be hauling everything back and forth to jams once or twice a week. I really don't want to spend what they're asking for the flight case.

    Anyone have any experience with these soft cases? Do they hold up decently?
     
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    sleewell SS.org Regular

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    it sucks. the zipper will fail quickly and the fabric is thin so it tears.
     
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    TedEH Cromulent

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    I've had one of the smaller pedaltrain boards for a while and never had any problem with the case.
     
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    GunpointMetal SS.org Regular

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    If you never have to stack it with lots of other gear and you're not playing lots of gigs where you're in and out of the car 3-4 times a week, it will last awhile. IMO, if you have more than a few hundred dollars worth of pedals, get a hard case.
     
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    r33per SS.org Regular

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    Using a Classic Pro size with padded soft case. It's my second one: the first one's inside zipper (that encloses the side padding) bust and was impossible to repair.
    I don't move it about much, maybe 4-6 times a month. If I was actually gigging more, I'd be getting a hard case.
     
  6. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Mine have lasted just fine, though I'm pretty delicate about moving my gear in general :2c:
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Buy a used one with case. Depend on sticker count it may run you half of new.
     
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    sleewell SS.org Regular

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    this is what i did and would recommend. got the hard case, pedal board and voodoo labs power supply for a really good price.
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    I was so close to doing this a week ago, but now it's gone. Was $250 with the flight case. Grrrr...

    I'm really easy on my gear but I already have 8 pedals with 2 more on the way. Nothing crazy expensive, mostly individual Boss pedals, but they still add up.

    Buy once, cry one I guess huh?

    Thanks all
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    $250?? Better have been a pt pro...

    Which would be overkill.
     
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    mongey SS.org Regular

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    I have 2 of the soft cases. At pt2 and a Nano. Both have been solid. That said it is a soft case. You can’t throw it around

    for a while I rocked a pt pro with hard case. That thing was heavy. Like carrying a coffin around.

    and it was a little embarrassing carrying it into gigs. You could feel all the guitarists in the room thinking “ what the fuck is this guy bringing in “
     
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    oracles Australian in Canada

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    I've had three of them and they've all had broken zippers. Meanwhile the hardshell that came with my original PT1 has moved around the planet twice and been all over the US and Canada and still functions perfect. If you're moving the board even semi frequently, I'd skip the soft case entirely.
     
  13. FILTHnFEAR

    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    It was a PT Pro, which is indeed gigantic but it leaves room for my Invectives massive foot switch and eventually I plan on an ES8 or something like it. I'd rather have extra space than not enough and end up wanting another board.

    It'll be getting transported at least once a week, and weighing as much as it will I'm afraid of breaking zippers or tearing the bag.

    Think I'll try and hunt down a used one with a flight case. Thanks guys.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    @FILTHnFEAR I intentionally got the PT-2 and never let things get past that. It was a wise move :lol:.
     
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