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1) Why does Dragonly fly fit in the Bomber and G.A.C. cases only in the 26" and 32" configurations? What about when it is fully extended at 42"?
Great question, there are two answers and you can pick the one you like best. Reason one is that in my experience of using and making the Big Kahuna Holeyboards, very few musicians travel with them, usually they use them at home or in the studio. 42" is big.
Reason two is that I am working on it. It has taken me two years to design, engineer, develop and produce Dragonfly and I didn't want to delay the release due to the case. The current cases work great for the two width configurations used most, the 26" and 32" widths.
2) Do you ship internationally?
Absolutely! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
3) Is there a dealer in my area?
Probably not yet but maybe soon. I am working on it. Dealers please drop me a line if you are interested.
4) Does the Natural finish in the Classic Series have a clear-coat on it?
Negative red leader, it is sanded smooth and unfinished. It is where it all began, the DIY ethos, skateboard decks, punk, art. If you are a woodworker or an artist this one is for you, make it a high gloss Birch or paint your band name on it or the name of your girlfriend (easier to replace than a tattoo and still a nice sentiment). If you want a nice clearcoat already applied on the Baltic Birch, order the Birch finish.
5) Other pedalboard companies throw in the case almost for free? What's up with that?
Yes, but the quality is extremely low. Made overseas, cheap materials, zippers that break, fabric tears. The disposable economy. I design my cases to be bulletproof, and waterproof, not water resistant. They are made here in the twin cities by hand, one at a time. The case will last as long as your Holeyboard and will keep your pedals safe and happy.
7) What is the cost of keeping jobs in the United States and buying something quality made that will last a lifetime?
The cost of choosing is free and that's up to you. The cost out of your wallet is about $59, I've done the math. The Evolution Series Holeyboards are the best I've ever made. Costs are higher than the classic and wood M3 Series, yes, but the lighter weight, increased strength and overall consistent quality are worth it in my opinion. For me to outsource this to China to keep costs down would save you the consumer about $59. That's not even enough to buy half of a decent OD pedal. For the crazy money we spend on pedals, I think buying one Holeyboard made with passion in the twin cities is worth it. Give it a whirl.
At the end of the day does it matter? Well, it matters to me.
8) I have a cool idea, can you make a custom Holeyboard for me?
I am always open to cool ideas, please let me know. I don't do one-off custom jobs usually, there are exceptions. It doesn't work out well cost-wise for me and for you. That said the Holeyboards are designed to be customizable to you so if I've missed something that you need, perhaps it's a problem we will work on and develop. How's that for a very noncommittal answer? At the end of the day it never hurts to ask.
9) Can you do expedited shipping so I can get that baby in my hands faster?
It causes me great stress. I get stressed, Megan who ships gets stressed, you are stressed because you paid good money and are waiting.... I need less stress in life, I'm looking forward to watching the grass grow someday while sipping coffee in the sunshine. Right now I"ve got five kids, and it's crazy busy. So, we do our best to get the Holeyboards out in one or two days, that's pretty great in my opinion.