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Poast Your Gigging DIY Petal Boards!!1!!111!

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by noah330, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    OK, so this thread is to poast petal boards that people have made and also play actual gigs with. There are other board threads but many of them are focused on purchased boards and/or huge impractical for the gigging player's needs.

    In addition to poasting a photo of the board also put the case and explain how you made it. This thread will hopefully be a good resource for other DIYers.

    Here is one I made this morning. I got hired to do some shows with a fairly popular modern rock act (I think that's what you would call them) and so my setup needed to be simple, but reliable.

    The board is a piece of 1/2" plywood that I had lying around. It was already stained and poly'd so I added the aluminum edging (Home Depot $10), a few rubber feet on the bottom (HD $3) and the handles (HD $6).

    The cable is Mogami mini, which I really like and I tied down the cables using some cable tie locks available at Lowes or HD for a couple bucks.

    The best thing that I encourage everyone to get is the rechargeable power supply. These are cheap (about $100) and eliminate another run of power cables to your board. Also, they're DC, so there's no ground loops. I have a white and a black and I alternate them every show. They last about 6 - 8 hours on a charge.

    The case I actually bought at Harbor Freight for $30. I used spray adhesive to glue the (included) foam to the top. It's a really, really nice case and I was surprised to find it.

    I use glow in the dark tape on my petals in case it's really dark on stage. A roll is maybe $5 at Wal-Mart, Target, HD, Lowes, etc....

    Hopefully this gives some folks some ideas. Let's see yours!!!

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  2. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

    Mar 11, 2009
    Sand Land
  3. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    How did you make it?
     
  4. Zzzen Dog

    Zzzen Dog TDPRI Member

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Glendale, CA
    Using the power brick is an interesting alternative for a smaller board with low amperage requirements. I like it.
     
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  5. aerhed

    aerhed Tele-Afflicted

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  6. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    I just recently finished mine. The battery pack is mounted with zip ties in the internal cubby. I'm waiting on Amazon to deliver my velcro then I'll begin to populate it. I like the way you built the cover for yours, think I'll steal the idea.

    This was built for playing in church where we have very little time to set up and soundcheck. I needed something that I could just plug into and go.

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  7. stringslinger

    stringslinger Tele-Holic

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    Mar 22, 2011
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    P-O-S-T

    for the love of all that's holy :D
     
  8. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    LOL, there's always one in the crowd. (It bothered me too, but I just didn't want to be "that guy." ;))
     
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  9. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
  10. pickinpete

    pickinpete Tele-Meister

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    I just threw this together from some scrap wood I had laying around...i think its oak! Walnut stain, 6 coats of poly on top and sides..3 on the bottom. I do urathane casting at work so I used some rubberized material for overmolded rubber feet. Its solid, It dont slide or move at all! image1.jpeg image2.jpeg
     
  11. dweeb686

    dweeb686 TDPRI Member

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    Chicago
    I think he was joking—He did also call it a petal board.

    I just bought a Brute brand plastic storage tote hoping it would house my main pedalboard. Unfortunately the dimensions listed in the description were outside and not inside. Thought about returning it before realizing I could somehow convert it into a makeshift pedalboard, case, AND storage for cables/accessories.

    It’s going to look pretty janky, but it will get the job done!
     
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  12. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    This is my regular one for when I don't use teh HX. Mostly stuff I'vr used for 15-20+ years but still does the job ok.

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  13. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    advice - if u dont like a thread don't poast in it or put the person on ignore. problem solved.
     
  14. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    that's the small giggin bored for teh open jam!1!
     
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  15. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    Ha, I see what you did there.

    Nice board.
     
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  16. dweeb686

    dweeb686 TDPRI Member

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    As mentioned earlier, here is my finished DIY pedalboard/case/storage creation

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    The bin is 10 1/2” tall, which is shorter than a standard size, but it’s the perfect size to fit my pedal boxes, power supply, extra cables and whatever other accessories I might decide to throw in there (strap, capo, extra sets of strings, etc.)

    The underside of the lid, the last photo, is lined with a durable nonslip rubber matting material that will keep the lid from getting worn out and also keep it firmly in place on wood and carpeted stages. I also used the leftover material to adhere some velcro patches to for my pedals in order to be able to lift it in and out of the box. It’s not super stiff but it’s not super flimsy so I just pull it taught when I lift it up.

    Got all the products from McMaster-Carr:
    -Food grade plastic tote
    -Rubber matting, .3 cm thick (easy to cut with meat scissors)
    -Dual-sided adhesive (to line the lid with matting)
    -Velcro squares w/adhesive backings
    -super glue
    -fits under my guest bed
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
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