Review: Smart Track L2 Free Routing Pedalboard

A velcro-free pedalboard option that keeps your effects pristine, while offering the perfect stage set up

Review: Smart Track L2 Free Routing Pedalboard

A velcro-free pedalboard option that keeps your effects pristine, while offering the perfect stage set up

As an avid pedal enthusiast and collector, my single biggest issue has been finding the right pedalboard. Although there are a lot of great products on the market, almost every one of them leaves a single option for fastening pedals to the board: velcro. I have a bunch of pedals that are not particularly rare, vintage or expensive, and I don’t mind putting velcro on these pedals. However, I do wince at the thought of sticking anything on the bottom of my 1970s Mu-Tron III, 1968 Shin Ei Univibe, Analogman KOT or Klon KTR, to name a few. While I enjoy collecting, I believe these pedals were meant to be played, and I found that the setup and breakdown was preventing me from enjoying these pedals as often as I would like. I spent the better part of a year scouring forums looking for alternate ways to attach pedals that wouldn’t ruin the finish. I saw many threads with people suggesting zip ties as a solution, but it was noted by several commentators that they were unsightly and often
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Ben Hyman   By: Ben Hyman