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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Armchair Bronco, Mar 15, 2009.
"Vintage" IKEA pedalboard
Hey guys ,
here is is..
shellac sealer and nitro lacquer finish
::heads to his local IKEA:: What a great idea!
Beauty work Armchair! Love the orange!
I should have looked a little harder at DIY options before I bought my Pedaltrain. I built a DIY out of some pine I had kicking around a while back, but it was a massive, two-tier board that I no longer need since I've downsized.
Depending on how some experimenting goes, I might downsize again, and if I do, I'm definitely going to hunt down some IKEA Gorm!
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I dunno the pedaltrains are pretty awesome and relatively inexpensive. This ikea thingie is about the same size as a pedaltrain jr.
the pedaltrain is about $100 bucks, you can build one of these for probably less than $10. plus its super fun to build your own stuff.
Oh boy, I love this thread ! I find reassuring to see that even in our consumption crap society there are still people who craft their own things they need.
I've added a few more pedal's, a OneSpot power supply and secured 2 powerstrips along the front board. Will post some more pics soon. Again, thanks Armchair for the inspiration!
Careful with the one spot if you ever power a Malekko pedal - it voids the warranty.
recently finished my IKEA Gorm pedalboard and have used it at a few gigs. it's been great! BUT... getting it around has not been easy.
so... has anyone come up with a good transportation solution either DIY or store-bought?
This is one of the problems I'm having as well. Currently, I am using a canvas bag that my board barely fits in...it doesn't even fully zip closed.
Nice work! I really dig the simplicity of the construction and the way how you hid all the cables, the transformers etc. I should have checked out this and couple of other threads here before I redesigned mine
here is my take on the gorm
i cut it down to size so i could fit it in a case.
Wow, that thing is CLEAN, looks great!
I have one thing to say..... Cooooool!!!!
When I saw you would paint it orange I thought "oh no..." But it turned out pretty cool. Thumps up!
Nice work. The simplicity is fantastic!
Those are very cool pedal boards. Has anyone got any pics of any tiered boards they have built?
That looks incredibly functional, and I wonder why anyone using pedals wouldn't have a board to put them on (like me, for about 25 years). I think the key is the slats to allow dressing cables behind the board rather than squirrel them between FX, as I stumbled across the same feature last summer. The only thing I did different was the velcro. It's seems like a popular idea, but I don't understand it. I have several boutique and vintage pedals I'd like to keep unmolested with tape, so I favor the little rubber feet you can stick on the back. They grab low-pile carpet real well I think. The pedal only needs to be non-skid, not survive re-entry from space. I glued strips of carpet on the board, edge to edge, to allow access thru the slats for cable routing. works slick.
Great stuff guys! I build my own boards as well.
I have 2 different methods for attaching pedals to boards, when you don't want to use Velcro. Both of these methods make your pedals STAY PUT! And they also allow for more security, considering a crowd member can easily reach onto the stage (In a lot of clubs, anyway. Stadiums? Well, I don't get the opportunity to play those gigs! LOL) and snatch one of your Pedals off of your board, when using Velcro.
1. Bicycle Chain Links. Seperate the 2 sides of the Chain's Links with a Chain Tool. (Available at Bike shops). And use the little "Figure 8" shaped sides if the Links to screw the Pedals to the board. Unscrew the Pedal's Screws, and then screw them back in, with the Link on the screw. Now you have the other hole in the Figure 8 of the Link that you can screw into the board.
2. Replace the Screws on the Pedals with longer Screws, and just screw the Pedals directly through the Pedalboard.
Neat idea with the bicycle chain links. Post some pix of that.
I thinka, I lika the Ikea pedal board alota.