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Re: Replacing pedals in pedalboard

Postby scottherbert » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:01 pm

It was always drilled into me (back when I was a punk kid student) never to practice with street shoes on. Perhaps the grit in them causes premature wear, not unlike sandpaper?

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Re: Replacing pedals in pedalboard

Postby engrssc » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:49 pm

By far, the best organ shoes.

http://store.organmastershoes.com/

But don't wear them outside (on the street) They will wear out real fast then.

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Re: Replacing pedals in pedalboard

Postby Agnus_Dei » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:32 pm

Hi Ed!

Yes, all I've used are Organmaster Shoes - for MANY years... :wink:

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Re: Replacing pedals in pedalboard

Postby scottherbert » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:38 pm

Good man! You just must play very hard! :D

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Re: Replacing pedals in pedalboard

Postby Agnus_Dei » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:10 am

No, the pedals are VERY SOFT!

But I do have 1585 uploads on the Concert Hall! :wink:

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Re: Replacing pedals in pedalboard

Postby John_Abson » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:50 am

scottherbert wrote:There are those that make their own pedal boards. Making a natural is no big deal, if you have the dimensions. If you ever get to that point, just use maple or oak, and use a router to round over the edges. When you finish that with some poly, they would never wear out! :wink:

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post script; Some hardwoods are not so hard, i.e. poplar is relatively soft, yet classed as a hardwood. Perhaps that is the hardwood used on those rapidly wearing pedals? :roll:


Hardwoods are defined as woods which reproduce by flowers (angiosperm) whereas softwoods reproduce by seeds (gymnosperm) (Wiki). Hardwoods can - misleadingly - be very soft, e.g. Balsa or less so Poplar as you mentioned. Some softwoods, e.g. Douglas Fir, can be suprisingly hard.
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