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    Mistakes were made

    Now we've all heard it plenty of times; "buy nice or buy twice." This afternoon I was going to update my pedalboard and move a few things around. When I went to pull this Joyo 6 band EQ off the board, the 3M Dual Lock said "Nope." The main casing of the Joyo is some kind of metal, probably cheap aluminum but the bottom cover is plastic. The cover pulled apart and bent nearly in half as I wrestled the pedal off the board.

    Not sure if this is an ad for 3M Dual Lock or a post bashing cheap chinese pedal clones but no more cheap pedals for me(and I'm thoroughly impressed with the tape!) I'll probably be buying either an MXR 6 band or BOSS GE-7 to replace it.

    #2
    Dual Lock uber-alles.

    You might want to look into the Mesa 5 band, I've used the Boss and MXR, and the Mesa is by far my favorite.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Überschall View Post
      Dual Lock uber-alles.

      You might want to look into the Mesa 5 band, I've used the Boss and MXR, and the Mesa is by far my favorite.
      I'll take that one into strong consideration. I did GAS(PAS?) for the Mesa Throttle Box EQ for a while. I can already see it on my board.

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        #4
        I use dual lock on my pedals but the loop part of velcro on my board and it sticks crazy good. Still very difficult to seperate, but easier than all dual lock.
        O K T H E N

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          #5
          FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

          I've got the classic MXR 10-band, and have had it for like 10+ years now. I don't feel any need to replace it.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Leon View Post
            FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

            I've got the classic MXR 10-band, and have had it for like 10+ years now. I don't feel any need to replace it.
            I was planning on getting one eventually when the knock off I have dies. the 10 band is much easier to get what I'm looking for. but its already missing an LED some how. probably had a cat chewing on it or something lol. I don't think its going to last too much longer but they're both still working for now so I probably have a bit of time.

            I'm kind of thinking that it could be a good idea to go with that new Boss EQ-200 https://www.zzounds.com/item--BOSEQ200
            I could replace both EQs using the EQ-200's dual channels for less than the Mesa 5 band would cost to replace just the 6 band.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Überschall View Post
              Dual Lock uber-alles.

              You might want to look into the Mesa 5 band, I've used the Boss and MXR, and the Mesa is by far my favorite.
              I had a Mesa 5 band along side an MXR 10 band. The MXR is much more versatile IMO and it's like half the price. There's nothing I could do with the Mesa that I can't do with the MXR.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Hellion View Post
                I could replace both EQs using the EQ-200's dual channels for less than the Mesa 5 band would cost to replace just the 6 band.
                That EQ-200 is pretty awesome, been thinking about trying it out, too!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Überschall View Post
                  Dual Lock uber-alles.

                  You might want to look into the Mesa 5 band, I've used the Boss and MXR, and the Mesa is by far my favorite.
                  I didn't know anyone else made an EQ pedal besides Mesa.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Chris View Post

                    I had a Mesa 5 band along side an MXR 10 band. The MXR is much more versatile IMO and it's like half the price. There's nothing I could do with the Mesa that I can't do with the MXR.
                    This is partly because the mesa eq is a lie. Some of the frequencies aren't near what is stated and they all have pretty wide Q compared to conventional geqs.

                    Good eq but not very precise.

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                      #11
                      The Joyos are cheap shit, but Dual Loc is in fact so powerful that it can damage even well built pedals.

                      There's a trick to removing it you learn after damaging your first pedal with it. Well, at least it's my trick. You need a nail puller or another crowbar type thing and use leverage to remove pedals. You jam it in between the board dual loc and the dual loc on the back of the pedal and leverage the pedal off your board.



                      If you try to remove pedals like regular velcro it has been known to rip the paint off of expensive pedals. Occasionally the whole cover. I think everyone who uses Dual Loc has lost some paint on the back of a pedal at least once.

                      Awesome stuff, but the bond is so strong that it's well known that if you try to remove it from your board by pulling up like a regular pedalboard the part that separates first is very likely to not be the two layers of dual loc.

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                        #12
                        All my pedalboards are wood spray painted black, almost every time I’ve gone to remove a pedal, I get all the paint and a bunch of wood splinters. I’ll take that over having my pedals move around on the board! My last board weighed a ton, it was about 4’ long and 28” deep, even though it had handles on each side, I ended up picking it up by the pedals more often than not and they wouldn’t budge!

                        Also, I don’t care how inaccurate the Mesa EQ is. Fractal has it available as one of the EQ’s in the amp block and I overuse it on everything. Doesn’t matter what amp it is, it’ll throw that fucker into Mesa territory just by dropping the mids! I love it!

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                          #13
                          MXR is where it's at. Got the 6-bands years ago and never looked back.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Greg McCoy View Post
                            The Joyos are cheap shit, but Dual Loc is in fact so powerful that it can damage even well built pedals.

                            There's a trick to removing it you learn after damaging your first pedal with it. Well, at least it's my trick. You need a nail puller or another crowbar type thing and use leverage to remove pedals. You jam it in between the board dual loc and the dual loc on the back of the pedal and leverage the pedal off your board.



                            If you try to remove pedals like regular velcro it has been known to rip the paint off of expensive pedals. Occasionally the whole cover. I think everyone who uses Dual Loc has lost some paint on the back of a pedal at least once.

                            Awesome stuff, but the bond is so strong that it's well known that if you try to remove it from your board by pulling up like a regular pedalboard the part that separates first is very likely to not be the two layers of dual loc.
                            this is hilarious because I totally went at the fucker with a flathead screw driver to finally separate the dual lock

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                              #15
                              I've got the eq1 version of this: https://www.sourceaudio.net/eq2_prog...equalizer.html

                              I like it

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Petrogli View Post
                                I've got the eq1 version of this: https://www.sourceaudio.net/eq2_prog...equalizer.html

                                I like it
                                wow that looks incredibly flexible and in a normal size enclosure too!

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