What do you use to carry your pedalboard?

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  1. voodooblues

    voodooblues Friend of Leo's

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    Hey all-
    It's been on my list for a while to build my own pedal board. Nothing huge, maybe for about 6 pedals. My question is, what do you all carry yours in? I was looking at laptop bags because of the shoulder strap. That or some other type of shoulder bag. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    I use a flight case designed for DJ decks. It happened to be the perfect size.
     
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    I made my pedalboard as two trapezoids that come together to make a suitcase type thing. All I do is set it down, take the top off and my pedals are ready to go. Also, the pedals have an incline. This picture only shows the bottom half but you can imagine a top that is identical but in reverse with latches and a handle. It works quite well although it was my first pedalboard and was a newb at the time. There are some design/construction flaws (weight considerations mostly) but otherwise it works great.
     

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    Teleprompted that is awesome! Might just steal that...the idea not your pedals.
     
  5. Califiddler

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    I have a Boss BCB-60. The pedal board is its own case, with a handle. It holds 6 pedals plus a TU-12 type of tuner and comes with a power supply and all the connectors.
     
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    $7.00 Samsonite Suitcase from the Goodwill with eggcrate foam.
     
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    Thx man. It was a fun project.
     
  9. opalburn

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    +1

    I used to have a full size suitcase that I carried quite a large board in.

    For something the size you are wanting, a hardsided plastic briefcase would work as well, which you can also find at goodwill rather cheap.
     
  10. Paul in Colorado

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    I use a soft laptop computer bag. I made the board to fit and picked the pedals to fit on the board.

    A company called Hybrid Cases makes some designated pedalboard cases for less then a lot other companies. I plan on getting one of their's for my "big" pedalboard.
     

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    I use an arriba's case for lights for my bigger board.
    For my mini I made it so it would fit on of those tool cases where I usually carry my cables and strings.
     
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    I used to have a GT-10, and needed something to carry it in...bought a Gator case (bag) for about 30$. Sold the GT-10, kept the carry bag...and built my pedal board to fit. It's perfect.
    If you check out gatorcases.com you can enter in the dimensions you want and it'll show a list of suitable bags/cases.
     
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    That's almost exactly what I did, years ago! It was a box with the sides cut at an angle -- you took the top off, flipped it over, and put it underneath the other half. That's what created the incline.

    Yours looks much nicer. Mine was crude (plywood spray-painted black), but functional.
     
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    Here's mine... 5 pedals plus tuner in a laptop bag. I modded an earlier homebrew board by cutting down the size to bare minimum and cording it up with no wasted space between the pedals. The laptop bag as was one I had sitting in a closet for about 10 years. It has pouches for slides, strings, etc.
     

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    Lots of great suggestions here, thank you all for you input. Flyswatter-that's kind of the exact idea I had in mind. I'll have to get my pedal board built first, but I'll probably check out those kind of bags after I do.

    Incidentally, I have a bunch of old suitcases in my attic left behind by the previous owners. Ideally I'd like something with a shoulder strap, but I'll give those a look and see if they work. That gatorcases website sounds interesting too.
     
  17. Rich_S

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    My pedalboard IS the case. I can have it all cabled up and ready to go before the lid comes off.

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    My son has a Zoom multieffects board, a medium-sized one with an expression pedal on it. When I upgraded my laptop case for work recently, I saved the old one for him; his Zoom fits perfectly.
     
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    Do I see a little slapback setting there Rich_S. :) Great looking board!
     
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    I found a Mackie mixer bag that is just the right size.
     
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