Man, it feels like a million years ago when I first created Pedal Labels. These were first an Effects Bay offering, but the demand was high, that I moved it to it’s own thing at https://www.pedallabels.com. We ran that for a few years, with great success, but supply chain issues were a constant problem and we put a hold on it. The amount of emails over the years asking about these labels have been crazy. I always wanted to bring these back, and with the pandemic, I found some new energy and focus to make it happen.
For you that are not familiar with these, it’s a great solution for marking and remembering your pedal settings! These are high quality vinyl labels but with low-tack adhesive so look really good on the pedal, and when it’s time to take them off, they peel off cleanly and won’t tear.
Some of you are probably saying.. I just use tape, why is yours better?
Let’s break down some of the issues/benefits.
- With tape, you probably draw the circle and knob settings. I’m sure that works, but it can look pretty bad. You spent some dough on your board, I’m sure you want it “right and tight”. With Pedal Labels the circles are nicely marked and with a straight edge and Sharpie you can draw a nice clean line.
- With tape, mailing labels, general paper stickers, etc you’ll run into the issue of the adhesive gunk-ing up or worse, turns to cement. The labels/tape could tear creating a longer time to clean up after removal. Pedal Labels will come off cleanly
- With Avery mailing labels, etc, they are not water proof, and can fade with exposure. The Pedal Labels use high quality vinyl with a laminate on top. It’s designed to look good.. for a long time!
The labels come in a variety of options per sheet. There are 3 and 4 knob layouts perfect for Boss style pedals where knobs are laid out in a line. Single knob labels for when you need to position them close to the knob when they’re not in a linear layout. The labels also have color dot indicators and triangle cuts. These are perfect for noting toggle switch positions and/or fader/knob positions as well. And finally, there is the dual knob label for when you have to mark multiple settings, or need to set a setting with a dual / gang pots.
The Pedal Label pack includes 4 sheets of labels giving you a total of 136 individual labels per pack!
Also, a small disclaimer.. be careful with valuable or hand painted pedals!!
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.