3D printed pedal toppers

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by vidiot72, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

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    OK, I've had a 3d printer for a while and I've done some cool stuff but I think this is the coolest and I just wanted to share. I copied one of those 70's barefoot gas pedals and made some pedal button toppers. Do you guys use button toppers? I never have but now that I've done a few I've gotta say, they really do make hitting that little button easier!
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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Nice idea. Is it a plastic- or metal-printer?
     
  3. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

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    Plastic, I can print metal infused filament but it's still pretty much like plastic.
     
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    back in the late 70's I had a '69 Camaro . That was my gas pedal ....lol . Thanks for the memory . Great idea vidiot72 , love it !
     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    My solution is even easier.

    I don't use pedals.
     
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  6. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

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    You know, I was all anti pedal for the first 15 or so years that I was playing. I got a delay pedal and BAM! I had a huge pedalboard! They multiply like cockroaches haha! Pedals are a great way to revive your playing and about the cheapest way to do it too. More power to you though!
     
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  7. Frank_NH

    Frank_NH Synchromatic

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    I wonder if you could create a pedal enclosure with the metal-infused plastic? That way you could emboss the control names, images, and other features on the top of the pedal.
     
  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Each to their own. YMMV. You do you. Etc.

    I have enough troubles just playing guitar, much less learning to tap dance at the same time. As long as the amp's got reverb, I'm happy.
     
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    CaliforniaSlim Gretschie

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  10. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

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    Yea, I could totally do that.

     
  11. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Nice application for a 3D printer! Yes I got a pack of Sonic Stompers here in Canada a couple of months ago. Love them. Makes it MUCH easier to hit critical boosts, or when you have to reach for one at the top of the board.
     
  12. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

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    I've never seen those! They look pretty cool!
     
  13. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

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    Glow in the dark filament!!!!
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  14. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

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    YAY!!! NOCTURNE GLO STOMPERS!!! whoooopeee
     
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  15. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

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    My wife said, “they’re really cute!” Hahahaha! They are kind of cute, with their little eyes on their little faces. Thanks for letting me do these for you Tavo!

     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Just received my Pedal Topper the other day . Sits on my OCD Overdrive switch and looks great . Add some flavor to your pedal boards my friends and reach out to @vidiot72 and order some today :)
     
  17. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

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    I really didn't intend to sell these haha! That being said, they are cool and there may be a need so.....
    Here is my Reverb page, I do lot's of cool stuff. Custom decals, amp badges, and other odd ball stuff. I've never really pimped myself on this page but I've been on thegearpages as slinger72 for years and I know I've done some custom stuff for some of you guys in the past. I never really wanted to sully up GT with selling my wares haha!
    I can totally try and do custom designs and I will definitely give really big discounts the more you buy.
    REVERB
     
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