Saturday Project: Suitcase Pedalboard

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Switchy, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. RetroTeleRod

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    Me too!
     
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    Okay, how do you guys have stage pedal boards like this and are able to hit the pedals on the upper row without hitting the pedals on the bottom row?
     
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    This very cool. nice work. what power supply are you using ?
    Everything is so neat and tidy .;)
     
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    Well I only play casually in my bedroom, so I just have to be careful. Ideally I would want the 2nd row to be a little higher, and I'll probably modify this one later or just build a different one.
     
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    It's just a cheap Hiree power supply from Amazon. They're only $19.99 right now. I figured out my noise issues previously, so I can get by without a fancy isolated or filtered power supply. But for $20 you get 8 9v outs and 1 extra 12v and 18v. So not bad if your rig is relatively quiet.
     
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    thank you very much
     
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    Yup - I've done the same thing with a beat to death Fender tweed briefcase. Drilled out the old hinges and put lift-off hinges on, and it's compact and has the look :D
     
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    The Lift Off Hinge idea really moves the project uptown.
    I can recall a Will Ray in-store appearance at a GC near my home.
    He had a totally beat up Samsonite case for his pedals and other stuff - w/ a taped on note to TSA to "please open (with) this end up" to avoid a snare of cables and other detritus.
    The only other thing I can recall from the session was the three z pups, w/ the middle one nearly flush w/ pick-guard.
    I tried it w/ the avatar sortacaster and did not get the same effect.
    Jeebus - that guy was scary good, and funny as heck.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Here's some pictures of what I did. I epoxied some 1/3 to the bottom to allow for wire routing, and then velcrod them down.

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    I don't need a pedal case (I don't use pedals much) but that would be a great suitcase anyway! Oh, my! I thought my days of GAS were over!
     

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    Super cool.ive been wanting to make one myself.those fit in there nice.amazed at how many pedals you were able to put in there.cool man. I made my pedalboard out of the ikea form shelve but I want to make one out of either a brief or suitcase.super cool
     
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    Oh hell yeah
     
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    I wanted something even smaller than my PTjr, and as DIY as possible, so I used one of my old clarinet cases, a cutting board from IKEA and some velcro. Powered by a Powerbank, step-up cable and a daisy chain. PT2399 delay (with tap tempo) and the black pedal is a Honey Beest with mods, an always on Euphoria and a boost, built by me.
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    Beautiful cat!
    Is it a Lynx point siamese?
     
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    Corliss, that's awesome!
     
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    I’d buy one of those in a heartbeat
     
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    Fender sells 'em but I'm not sure if they are in production right now - they show out of stock everywhere I looked. This was is older than me, and was used as a briefcase by a touring tech in the 80s.
     
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    Thanks!

    She has all the looks of a Lynx Point, but she was a feral kitten so I don't know about her parents. The tips of her ears look similar to a Maine Coon.
     
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