Love your effect pedals but sick of transporting them in your backpack? Annoyed having to set-up your pedals every time you have to move them? Then you need a pedalboard. You can transport, unpack, plug in, and get your gear almost fully set up with no hassle. But what if the board is too small for your latest pedal purchase? If you own one of the new Harley Benton SpaceShip Flex, that’s no problem. You can simply pull it out on the side, instead of buying a whole new pedalboard.
Harley Benton SpaceShip Flex Pedalboard
With two models available on launch, the Harley Benton SpaceShip Flex 4070 and SpaceShip Flex 5085, there is now an option for players who frequently change their pedal setup. Both boards can be easily pulled out to the side via a rail system for extra space.
Two Expandable Sizes
By the way, the name or number in the name comes from the width: the 4070 is normally 40 cm wide, and extends to 70 cm. The same applies to the 5085 model, which is the larger of the two. However, unlike the 4070, this has not only one row of space for your pedals, but two.
Construction & Extras
The structure of the pedalboards is largely based on the “pedaltrain” style, which are very durable and gig-worthy. Both of them feature a powder-coated aluminum frame, four struts with Velcro and height-adjustable feet on the underside at the back and a mounting frame along with rubber bands for the power supply. The small one weighs 1.3 kg and the larger one weighs inn at 3 kg.
Included is a padded transport bag with handles, shoulder strap, a 3.5 m hook strap and outer pocket for extras. So pretty much all you need with your pedalboard purchase.
The SpaceShip Flex 4070 costs EUR 79, whilst the SpaceShip Flex 5085 is EUR 119. Both are priced very competitively and offer some very useful features for players with expanding pedal collections. This latest Harley Benton product ticks a lot of boxes for me, and I think both units offer plenty of space for pedals. I like that they include all the little extras like Velcro and attaching bands for power supply, etc.
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