Back in 2012, we started the Pedal Labels system for marking pedals. It was a HUGE success and sold labels around the planet. We've seen these labels on many pro pedalboards and loved seeing them in the wild and various pedalboard features like Effects Bay's Pedal Line Friday posts.
We are super excited to offer these again, but with a fresh new design. We've received so many messages and emails asking when these will be back. And now, we can finally say NOW!
What are Pedal Labels?
Pedal Labels are a great system for marking your pedal knob settings! Why do you need to mark settings? Here are some great applications / arguments.
- Can't I just memorize my settings? If you're like us, you only have so much harddrive space in the brain. It would be nice to not have to memorize and just easily check those settings.
- Couldn't you just take a photo of your board and reference that? Yeah, but now, I have to pull out the phone, find the pic and compare. When all I need to do is lay out the board and double check knobs, without having to do anything.
- My knobs don't move, so why do I need to mark settings? If you're on tour and packing/unpacking the board, or accidentally drag your cable across your knobs, things can move. Ever been on stage playing and know something is not-quite-right with your tone? But you're in the moment, and not sure what is wrong. Wouldn't it be nice to quickly compare settings to the labels to potentially eliminate a portion of the problem?
- Why should I buy Pedal Labels? Can't I just use tape? Keep reading below, we talk about the problem with tapes and labels.
Pedal Labels are loved by touring musicians, guitar techs and pedal junkies. They are a great and simple solution to keep track of those many settings required for your tone.
What is the problem with using tape on pedals?
Tape, be it gaffer tape or masking tape or avery labels, etc has been used forever on pedals to mark settings. So what is the problem with using these materials?
Gaffers tape and masking tape have a tendency to leave a gooey residue on the pedals. Depending on what type of exposure they face, the adhesive can harden to an almost cement like texture – especially with age. These tapes and mailing labels also have a tendency to tear when removed. So you need to pick and scratch all of the pieces from the pedals. You may even need to use solvents like Goo Gone to remove the residue.
These are the issues with the material, but what about the marking themselves? With tape you are required to draw dashes, circles, lines, etc. Usually, these look pretty rough at best. Sure, they get the job done, but maybe you're wanting a cleaner / pro look.
Why is it better to use Pedal Labels vs. Tape?
What's the advantage of Pedal Labels? We pointed out some of the issues with normal tape and labels above. Our Pedal Labels use a low-tack adhesive - so they stick, but can be removed much easier than conventional tape. Our Pedal Labels are printed on high quality vinyl, so they are waterproof AND are much more resistant to tearing than paper labels and masking tape. These labels are even reusable. Pull it off and apply it again on another pedal, etc.
With our pedal labels we provide a variety of styles – from knob groups, single knobs, dual knobs and various marking (color circles and pointer triangles). Knob setting line can be drawn freehand but use a straightedge for maximum pro look. For multi setting knobs, different color inks is a great solution!
Take a look at this photo. Don't these labels look great?
FREE shipping in the United States!
While we roll out our Pedal Labels again, we're going to offer these with FREE SHIPPING in the United States! This is a great time to get these labels at a great price! Free Shipping is introductory offer and will go away soon!
For people outside of the US, we will be shipping USPS First Class International and we'll get the shipping charges as low as possible!
Great guitar player gift idea!
If you're looking for a gift for the musician in your life... look no further. All guitar players, bass players and generally any musician who uses pedals would love these. Great stocking stuffer or general present that any musician would be excited to receive!
What's the advantage of Pedal Labels? Our Pedal Labels use a low-tack adhesive - so they stick but can be removed much easier than conventional tape. Our Pedal Labels are printed on vinyl, so they are waterproof AND are much more resistant to tearing than paper labels and masking tape. These labels are even reusable. Pull it off and apply it again on another pedal, etc.
With our pedal labels, we provide a variety of styles – from knob groups, single knobs, dual knobs, and various markings (color circles and pointer triangles). The knob settings line can be drawn freehand, but use a straightedge for maximum pro look. For multi-setting knobs, different color inks are a great solution!
Each Pedal Label Pack will include four sheets of labels. Each label sheet will include the following:3x 3 knob group
3x 4 knob group
11x single knob label
3x single knob / dual setting label
9x color dots for toggle switches, sliders, etc.
5x triangle pointer labels for toggle, knobs, sliders, etc.
Each sheet has 34 stickers to peel. With four sheets - that's 136 labels!
How Do We Ship?
DESCRIPTION / APPLICATION
- 3 Knob Group - these are ideal for pedals that have 3 knobs - similar to Boss pedals, etc.
- 4 Knob Group - these are ideal for pedals that have 4 knobs - similar to Boss pedals, etc.
- Single Knob Label - Can be used for any situation where a knob is used. Could be paired or stacked on other labels!
- Single Knob / Dual Settings - These are great with knobs that are stacked or paired. For example Boss CE-5 has a 'filter' knob with dual pots stacked.
- Color Dots Labels - great to identify toggle switch placement (up / down / middle) or to use to mark placement on sliders (ie: EQ pecals)
- Triangle Pointer Labels - Similar to Color Dots, but as a triangle and only white. Great to point on knob placement or slider position.
Remember - Anything that 'sticks' can pull. Please do NOT add these to valuable pedals or pedals that might have loose ink/paint. Hand painted pedals, pedals with ink applied over powdercoat and have not been properly treated or baked may pull ink/paint. You can also make the labels less sticky by first sticking the labels on a shirt before applying to pedals. Please stick at your own risk.