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Minimalist Pedalboards: How Small Is Yours?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by FenderGuy53, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    Mine's pretty small, but I just got out of the pool so cut me some slack.

    Anyway, I have an overdrive (Joyo Ultimate Drive) which is always on, a Boss DD-5 which is always on, and a modified Boss DS-1, used for solos only.
     

  2. artdecade

    artdecade Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 6, 2010
    Twangsylvania
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  3. FerruleCat

    FerruleCat Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    288
    May 2, 2017
    Tulsa, OK
    My "real" board is a PT Metro 24, but I was getting good results the other day going direct: P90 Tele > Mooer Blues Crab > Tech 21 Liverpool > TC Hall of Fame > Steinberg UR22MkII Interface. Pretty small footprint with perfectly workable AC-type tones.
     

  4. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Meister

    261
    Dec 12, 2006
    Singapore
    That was the plan indeed! That said, the SD-1 was modified to have a bit more top-end clarity and presence in the lower-end as well. The mods were so successful, I bought another SD-1 and modded it in the exact same way and plonked that on my main board.
     

  5. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Holic

    704
    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    It's all I need...
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  6. dburns

    dburns Friend of Leo's

    Really happy with this set up. Never
    expected to have 2 delays on a board, especially a Nano board, but as it turns out I use the Carbon Copy for lead playing and the Canyon for the weirder, ambient type stuff...shimmer, octave delay/synth sounds,etc, or if I need tap tempo...plus it's a looper too. Not that I use that on gigs, but now I don't have keep my Ditto on the board, which ended up just taking some space on my board during gigs.

    I also have a Gain Changer and Direct Drive (BUSS) that I really like and sometimes substitute in, but the the Dude and Koko Boost have been in the starting line up for several months now...haven't felt the need to change or add anything for some time now.
     
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  7. Staypuft1652

    Staypuft1652 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 7, 2017
    ND, USA
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    DIY v2.0. Pine board with 1x1 rubber feet on back, rattle canned. Going to load it up with dual lock to hold 3 - 5 boss size, or a mix of compacts and multi. Still need a 1 spot.

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    v2.1
     
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  8. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

    Feb 17, 2007
    Portugal
    Throw me anything. If my fingers can do it, my board will do it as well.
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  9. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 26, 2003
    Augusta, Maine
    Three pedals:

    Guitar > three-knob Gearmanndude Luther Drive (for overdrive, clean boost, and mute switch) > one-knob Hermida Reverb > two knob Demeter Tremulator > amp.

    Six knobs, three switches. If I can't do it with that, I can't do it!
     
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  10. basher

    basher Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Cry Baby > Rat > EHX Neo Clone > Visual Sound Axle Grease Delay. Sometimes my much-loved old Russian Big Muff will make an appearance, but there's not much I can't get done with just the four pedals. And TBH I've gigged with just the wah and the Rat and done just fine.
     

  11. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 26, 2003
    Augusta, Maine
    Yup. Mine is rattle-canned pine board, too. Fits in an old backpack.
     
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  12. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Tele-Meister

    108
    Oct 16, 2015
    New Jersey
    Minimalist board is small and cost me a total of $180:

    Rimrock Mythical Overdrive (purchased used):
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    DIY Zen Drive with Aion board:

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    TC Electronic Echobrain:
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  13. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta
    I've done many gigs with this. Great for cramped stages.

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  14. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    this is it these days, straight into the PA, no amp.
    Flyrig, mini-wah, tuner.
    Flyrig pedalboard copy.JPG
     
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  15. dburns

    dburns Friend of Leo's

    I've been meaning to try one of those Flyrigs. I probably would've had one by now if my band was gigging more, but we've slowed down this past year, for numerous reasons. Seems like a great sounding and convenient solution.
     
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  16. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Holic

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Albany
    I know you probably meant “mids,” but “can tune the minds,” wow! That’s a hell of a pedalboard!
     
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  17. JJAdams1956

    JJAdams1956 TDPRI Member

    84
    Dec 14, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Mini board I built...Donner power supply underneath...

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  18. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    We only have half a dozen gigs under our belts with these, the other guitar player in the band bought the Flyrig Plexi, which I think I like better, but I didn't want to use the same one so we could have tonal differences. The mix of the two through the PA seems to be very good, lots of compliments.
    So much less to carry to a gig!!
    We all use in ears and the mix sounds good all around.
    I have to say, not an inexpensive way to go, good thing I had some gig money burning a hole in my pocket!
     

  19. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Holic

    Age:
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    632
    Mar 5, 2017
    Albany
    Love the Mel9! I’ve got one on my big board.
     
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