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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by ndcaster, Oct 16, 2019.
from my xp if you need it to be mobile make sure it will be lite
If you look at my board in post#6, you can see that the base is very low profile. Maybe an inch or so. The lid comes off when you’re using it. With the lid on, it’s like an attache case.
lots of variety here, time to unsadden my pedalboard game
I have 2 guitars to complete, then it's time for a new pedalboard. Although I am not the original poster, thanks for all who responded so far with pics. There are lots of good ideas shared here.
For some reason this thread reminds me of this song.
I like the universal holes in this one:
Thanks, I tried several different layouts and this seemed to work for most applications.
Here's mine. It's made of birch plywood with corner round trim strips added for the bottom edge of the pedals to rest against. I use Velcro to hold everything secure. The handle at the top isn't for carrying the board. I keep it beneath my chair on stage at church, and the handle makes it easier to grab to slide it in and out.
I made one a couple months ago with some precut trim pieces from Home Depot. Just had to do a little cutting to get the exact dimensions I wanted. The most expensive part of the project was the 2” wide Velcro rolls. Added small casters to the top to raise it up and it doesn’t roll on me since it’s on carpet.
I've made 'em with pine boards and with plywood. I usually drill holes so I can tie the pedals down. I tried Velcro once or twice but didn't really like it - too unreliable.
I usually just use whatever size scrap I have lying around the basement. Once I sized one to fit into an old suitcase I found in the trash and put risers under the board so the suitase lid held the pedals in place, and that was nice until the suitcase fell apart.
That was the only closed-top rig I've made. Usually I just make the board and carry it in a tote, duffle, or messenger bag.
Some I've painted black and some I've left unpainted. The audience doesn't seem to care.
Sometimes I attach a band name or slogan, like in the picture:
(Leon is Leon Fullerton, the Fullertons' namesake.)
Latches? We don't need no steenking latches!
Mine is pretty raw... sawed down the lid from an organ to a size that fit in an old suitcase. Soldered an extension cord to a wall wart and added a daisy chain. I loop my cables through the eyebolts to prevent accidental unplugging when performing. It’s ugly and funky, but hasn’t let me down for the last 7years. Total cost= Almost nothing
a shag rug pedalboard
I'm speechless with admiration
(off to the drawing board)
I have to live the rest of my life knowing that I will never measure up to your baby barf green shag-bag pedal board. It's truly a beauty.
These things are always interesting - for a high-finish look
@ndcaster @Cysquatch Don’t worry, l’ve set the bar low. The tweed suitcase is a bit of a mystery though, Bought it at thrift and made a board to fit before noticing the dried blood across the outside edges. @City Sirens .....drooling over that setup! I’d never leave the studio
For a board that stays at home, carpet is perfect. Or a travel case with a cover, still functional. With rubber feet, pedals don't slide around. No fussing with tie-downs or velcro. I use the low pile carpet. Don't know why I never thought of shag. I need some of that pink stuff!
I have two homemade wood pedal boards. Here is my small one. Leftover piece of 1x6 with rubber door stoppers on the bottom. Sized to fit in this tool bag I had lying around. It's awesome.
Here is my big one. 12" wide piece of MDF with a 1x6 attached for the top tier. Metal angles to prevent warping. Rubber feet on the bottom. Holds 9 or 10 pedals, and my power supply fits underneath. Sized to fit in a cheap metal briefcase I found on eBay.
You can't tell, but I added a couple short legs under the front of my homemade board to give it a slight tilt towards me for better access to the top row of pedals.