The Pedaltrain PT-Pro Pealboard with Hardshell ATA Flightcase is a top-of-the-line touring rig with a strong center-reinforced frame design, and more space underneath to mount power supplies and power... Read More
The Pedaltrain PT-Pro Pealboard with Hardshell ATA Flightcase is a top-of-the-line touring rig with a strong center-reinforced frame design, and more space underneath to mount power supplies and power strips. It comes in an ATA-rated flight case with pro hardware, lockable latches and low-profile wheels on one end for effortless transport. The interior storage compartment is separated by a solid divider wall.
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I currently own a baker's dozen of miscellaneous pedals and devices that I currently use, and this used to make my rig a real pain to set up in a hurry, but this ceased to be a problem when I ordered the PT-Pro. Even with 13 pedals of different sizes comfortably spaced on its elegant-looking surface, there is room for at least 3 more. Expensive, but well worth it, this monstrosity of an article of stage/studio furniture is the funnest thing I've had to fool with in ages. The board frame is light but sturdy, and the velcro is high quality (note that not all pedals can be velcroed: my Hardwire TR-7, for example, has a bottom of rubber that defies all adhesives; Boss and Ibanez, however, use a different kind of rubber that's not so bad), and the included plastic string-ties can secure non-velcro-friendly pedals as well as tuck away loose cable loops. You have to spend some time building your board, but it's fun if you have any patience at all and very rewarding. I do not own a Voodoo power source yet (I'm currently using my old Gator one), but will probably get the obviously excellent Pedal Power 2 as the PT-Pro comes with brackets and instructions for installing one (the Gator does not fit these brackets and will probably have to be tied to the underside of the frame). The flight case is amazing, heavy and sturdy (the thing will weigh a ton with the board and all my pedals inside it), lined with firm foam-rubber and "ceilinged" with egg-carton soundproofing-type foam that smooshes down on top of the pedals and gently but firmly holds them in place while traveling, and also has rubber feet and wheels at one end and spring-loaded handles and both ends and on one side. DO NOT attempt to carry this thing like a suitcase when full, though, or you will break your back! Even empty, there's no point: the wheels work fine. You will need help carrying the thing up or down stairs or onto a stage: I am very strong, but would never attempt it alone. The thing looks amazing! My wife, who (like many other musicians) finds my taste for myriad pedals excessive and dreaded the arrival of the Pedaltrain in the mail, was visibly very impressed when she actually saw the thing ("Oh, sweetie, it's beautiful!" she breathed, enraptured despite herself). The only problem I can foresee is the amount of stage real estate it will occupy in the small clubs I currently play in, but that's the venue's problem, not mine and certainly not Pedaltrain's. Seriously, dude: either give me more time to set up my rig or deal with the fact that I have a monstrous freaking board! It may be your house, but it's my tone.
Happiness is a Pedaltrain board. Before I bought anything by this company, I spent around 3-4 months trying out various brands of boards by numerous companies. In the end, Pedaltrain won out for various reasons. Not only did they offer one of the best inclinations and constructions, the kit comes with a harness for a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power II to be attached underneath which saves you valuable room on your board. The positioning of the power unit is excellent and allows for the power cables to be tucked and bunched underneath the board with little effort and maximum results. Playing live with this board has already given me multiple compliments and the flight ATA case is a godsend. It has an excellent construction, never changes my pedal settings, and has a secondary compartment in it for extra chords / cables / etc. I would recommend this board to anyone that is serious about sound and saving time setting up. The time it saves me (with the 8 pedals and 1 MIDI unit) versus the time I used to spend setting up is about 20-30 minutes per session / gig. Lastly, the look and feel of the board is good. The case has wheels on it which makes getting it around much easier. Things built like a rock too. I can't foresee this board breaking for quite some time, and when it does (if that happens) I will easily be replacing it.
It takes virtually no time at all to build a working pedalboard on a Pedaltrain ! Definitely get the PT2 in the ATA case online as the PT1 that is in the stores is smaller and has a flimsy camera type case that creaks and bends when loaded. Have some fuzzy adhesive velcro on hand too. The roll that came with my PT2 was all dried up and would not stick.
The Pedaltrain PT Pro does exactly what I was hoping it would do - securely hold my tone shaping hunks of metal in a way that let's me forget about the board and just rock. The velcro is amazingly secure - you have to really tug to pull off the effects once they are attached. The angle of the board is also nice - it's subtle, but it's enough to make reaching the back row of effects noticeably easier. My only complaint, and this really isn't a complaint, is that the carrying case is absolutely huge. It's a tank. I'm on the edge of embarrassed when I roll it into a gig. All in, I'm pretty sure it weighs more than my amp. Why, exactly to I have so many effects that I needed a board this big...
The simplicity of this board, makes it more versatile in that it can become what you want. I have 4 multi effects pedals that are not supported (I burned up another product with a built-in power supply) by other pedalboards. I needed to have a powerstrip to power each of these multi effects boxes. Everything along with their power supplies fits in this pedalboard: Roland GR-20, Zoom Acoustic emulator, Boss AD-3 and Digitec multi effetcts with rocker pedal. Each of these reqires more amps and diverse power chord styles. I simply fastened a 6-plug power strip to the removable pedal rack. The case is very heavy duty (both weight adn construction).
The pedaltrain PT-Pro is everything you'll ever need in a pedalboard. Its very sturdy and the case would protect your pedals from anything. It comes with velcro strips to fasten your pedals to the board. It would have been better with clips or something a little better to fasten my pedals with, but the board is everything it lives up to be.