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4.0 out of 5 stars HARD vs SOFT case: weighing in, January 9, 2012
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You'll not find many people who will refute that Pedaltrain pedalboards are durable and well designed. Available in a variety of sizes (the JR being perfect of my specifications) and with hardware for conveniently attaching a power supply underneath, Pedaltrain boards are an excellent choice for amateurs and pros alike.

Debatable is whether a prospective buyer should opt for a HARD or SOFT shell case. I had this dilemma with my PT JR purchase and even after doing a fair bit of research online I was still uncertain. My main concern had to do with the relative merits of the extra protection of the hard case versus its reputed weight and size. I went though the wringer trying to decide and in the end opted for the hard case... which for me ended up being the wrong choice.

To be sure, there is nothing wrong with the build quality of the hard case; it's a very well built, road-ready piece of kit. But it is a behemoth: surprisingly heavy and not compact (even in the JR size). If you live in a city, gig locally, use public transport or otherwise don't have a car I would recommend that you go with the soft case otherwise be prepared for a considerable logistical challenge (read: major pain in the you-know-what) when it comes time to head out to a gig.

The best candidates for the hard case would be people who regularly tour cross-country or internationally, or gig extensively AND drive to the gig. If this isn't you then go with the soft case otherwise you'll have a difficult time justifying to yourself the extra size and weight involved in hauling this beast around.

I now own the soft case version which for my purposes is well up to the task of protecting my pedals while being lighweight, compact, and easy to store when not in use.
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