My first pedal board.

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by 6String69, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. 6String69

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    It is nice having a power source and a clean setup. I was using a Boss ME-70. I tried and returned a few pedals before going all in on a mini-pedal setup. It is running into a supersonic 100. I am loving it. I am considering a mini-rat pedal but am not sure if I really need it. How did I do?

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  2. whoanelly15

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    Awesome. Looks like fun. That Voodoo Labs power supply is the biz. Have you played with the sag on your dirt at all?

    Play loud!
     
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    You done good. You should try these. shopping.jpg
     
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    I put it together and tried it with my electric guitars for about an hour and was finding some cool tones. Definitely getting some volume loss and compression with the fuzz depending on what channel I was using and what setting I was on.
     
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    Very cool. I agree with aerhed. Ya might wanna try some different cables. I personally don't like them poking out towards my feet. Also, the male-to-male connectors can be problematic too. Something like the patch cables in that picture above might be slick.
     
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    I will definitely look into it! Great suggestions.
     
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    I use those flat EBS cables exclusively. They are great. Also have you considered putting the power supply under the pedalboard? Then you’ll have room for noise makers....
     
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    Very cool. I moved over to mini pedals a few years ago. I love that Mooer pedal - 'Trelicopter' - ha!
     
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    Hi.

    Looks fine, but I too think you should try with the power strapped to the underside of the board and the patch cables orientated the other way.



    Pax/
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    I couldn't have the patch cables sticking out like that. You can tuck them between the rails. I'd also need a tuner ( assuming this board is going outside the home).
    I'd like to try the mini fuzz.
     
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    +1 on the underside mount! I've got the same power supply (awesome btw!) mounted below - opens up all kinds of new space ;)
     
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    I got some connectors that I think clean it up. I also added a RAT clone. I also connected my looper. I have two more pedals on the way and will try mounting the power supply under the board. I hope it fits with the cables plugged in. Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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    Those connectors can put a bit of stress on the input/output jacks of your pedals. I personally don’t like that risk. I use the EBS flat patch cable’s instead - very neat and very reliable. Nice cat btw
     
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    Couple things. Sliberty is correct in that those new connectors you got that don’t have cables can damage your pedals. I think that’s what another dude meant when he said male to males can be problematic (though of course the ones with cables are still male to male). Go back to what you originally had. Those six inch Fender custom shops are nice cables, just orient the loop upward. I’ve got six inchers connecting most of mine (some 12 inchers). Look how I’ve got mine looped upward for example between my sweet baby and vintage od.
    Plus, you should get the power supply off the board and just set it behind. That Pedal Train Metro you have wont allow for undermount. You’d have to get Pedal Train Classic.
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    Hi again.

    Yes, I too am not so sure about those solid patch connectors. Mind you, I've never seen them in action. If the pedals are well mounted and solid, perhaps they will be fine?

    I've also been doing some pedal board action this morning. Mosty concerning my old Boss DM-2 delay and its rubber base. Boss bases don't take velcro so well, so I made up a new base out of 1mm thick aluminium sheet. Discovered too late you don't need the indented bit taken out where the power jack is, despite the Boss case looking that way. Straight across would have been fine.

    Here's some gratuitous photos of my board in its current state. For some reason today I can't find a patch cable the right length, so I'm using a 3m straight angle jack guitar cable for the moment to get from the lower left to the upper right side. It's tied up in a loop underneath. That's why the looper is at the top - the jack is in the road at the moment. While always last in the chain, I prefer the looper bottom left for ease of access when making loops. The reason for the large gap between the wah and the chorus/univibe is that I often don't have the wah plugged in, so need the room to get the guitar cable in and out.

    Anyway, you should be able to see what I meant by having the patch cables "oriented the other way." What I meant was, under the board. Sorry for not being clear.

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    Pax/
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    That.
    It's not always possible to just step lightly on your pedal, sometimes in the heat of the moment you'll hit it harder.
    If so, the pedal will be slightly twisted, the twist will be transferred directly to the connections. Solid connectors may damage your jacks.
    I also recommend EBS Flats - been using them on all my boards since about 3 years without any problem.
     
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    It’s growing!

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    These go into the effects loop:

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    These go into the input:

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    Currently, the reverb tank is running through the preamp loop. I am having a blast! Loving the Analogman stuff. I am still playing around with the setup.
     

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