So, tons of sales happening today, and I wanted to join in! I want to announce a President’s Sale on PLS Pedal Label System for EffectsBay readers! For today, I’ll be selling these for $6.95 (plus shipping) – that is $3 off the regular price per pack. Sale will end at midnight tonight! To purchase, please click here to purchase at sale price.
For those of you not familiar with Pedal Labels, it’s a label where you can mark and verify your settings and apply directly to the pedal. Now, nothing new with that idea at all, people have been doing this for years, but the difference is the material. For years, people have been using various forms of adhesive tape (masking, gaffers, painters, etc) or using mailing labels and drawing the knob placements either with tick marks or drawing circles, etc). There are a few issues with this, and the people that have been doing this will know what I’m talking about.
The first problem is that those tapes leave adhesive residue when peeled (aka: gunk). Some tapes, like masking tape, when left on over time, will literally turn to cement and are a mess when it comes to removing. Mailing labels are paper with a strong adhesive and usually peeling these will result in tearing, which again leads to a mess. Our Pedal Labels use a low tack adhesive that allows for the label to stick firm on the pedal, but can be peeled off clean. When I say “clean”, I mean it peels without tearing and no residue is left behind. I wanted this feature since settings change and sometimes you want to update those setting. It’s a cinch to remove the old label and apply a new fresh one. I also wanted this in case you wanted to sell the pedal, etc and this will make it much easier to clean and sell.
The next problem is the look. When using mailing labels or tape and draw circles or checks it often doesn’t look very pro. Granted some people will pull out the slide rule and compass and dial it in, but most people will just whip out the Sharpie and draw circles. The Pedal Labels has a consistent ‘knob’ template with a center dot. Simply use a ruler or go free hand and draw a line from the center point to the edge.Â A consistent look will help keep the labels looking ‘tight’ on the pedals.
The Pedal Label pack consists of the following labels:
3 Ibanez 4 knob labels
3 Ibanez 3 knob labels
3 MXR Wide 2 knob labels
3 MXR 1 knob labels
9 MXR 2 knob labels
12 MXR 3 knob labels
9 Boss 4 knob labels
9 Boss 3 knob labels
6 Toggle labels
54 single knob labels
The pedal pack will come with the above labels on 6 individual 9″x4″ sheets.
Now, it is important to note, that the ‘styles’ of labels do not require that type of pedal. For example a MXR 3 knob label will fit perfectly on any 3 knob single size enclosure that many boutique pedals use. The manufacturer listing is there only to identify the widths and styles of what those labels can fit. The single knob labels are great for complex pedals that require more knobs than any of the preset labels. For example, in the photo above – there is a Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator that uses a MXR 3 knob with 2 single knobs. The pedal to the far right is a Tim Overdrive. I only needed to mark 2 knobs, so I used 2 single knob labels on that pedal.
For a great review – check out the following guest review – “Guest Review: Effects Bay Brand Pedal Setting Labels by A. Bovara”