New Pedalboard Build

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Strebs, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. Strebs

    Strebs Tele-Holic

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    I recently purchased a pedal switcher and decided that it was time to build something that would work well with it. I didn't really have any plans and eyeballed most of it, but wanted something in the vein of a Schmidt Array board. This is nowhere near as elegant or nice, but it looks like it will be functional. It's made out of cheap poplar, plywood, and some scrap oak. The aluminum square rails are extra balusters that I purchased a few years back.

    I'm sure these won't be the final pedals - especially the drive section, but it looks like it will be plenty big to hold eight loops. There's also enough room underneath the second row for pedals that I won't touch.

    I'm hoping to finish it up this weekend.

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  2. Thin white duke

    Thin white duke Friend of Leo's

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    Well done, it looks beautiful, did you make the top as well or you just will put it in a bag ?
     
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    looks good, something I was thinking of trying...

    keep posting as you go
     
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  4. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    Beauty! And I have the exact same tuner, reverb and chorus pedals on my board. I especially love the MXR, so many sounds packed into a wonderfully simple design. And the DOD is a classic; my oldest pedal and I’ve never felt the need to try another chorus.
     
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  5. Strebs

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    I was planning to make a top and turn it into a suitcase, but I don't think I will for this one. It ended up being bigger and heavier than I imagined and the Voodoo Lab switcher is pretty wide. I'll probably build a much smaller one as a grab-and-go board without the switcher and keep this one in my home studio. The smaller one will be more of a suitcase board.
     
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    Yeah, that MXR Reverb is really nice. It's nothing flashy but does a lot of things and does them well. That DOD chorus is one of the few pedals that I consider a never sell pedal. It's so good!
     
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    Great work! Noticed you have a JAM Retrovibe. How do you like it? I'm almost ready to pull the trigger....
     
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    It's still fairly new to me so I can't give it a long-term endorsement. It does the Hendrix/Trower/Gilmour sounds that I was looking for and it seems well made. I'm very happy with the sounds and it looks cool.
     
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    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    The first time I ever jammed with a band and I sounded good, it was with the DOD. At best, I could make basic chords sound good, but through the DOD, and in the mix, it sounded like angels to my virgin ears. I'll never part with it, I even still have the battery door!
     
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    That's what i tought, it already look very heavy......
     
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    Cool, using a switcher is great!
     
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