I've been lurking here for awhile, hopefully this doesn't overstep my bounds. So the challenge? How cheap can we build a pedal board? Not counting the actual board itself or cables. Something so cheap you can leave it in your car and not worry? Ill give my thoughts after some time to read posts and stew. Anyone want to offer a prize?(other than cheapskate bragging rights) If anyone wants to offer a prize the mods can declare a winner and timeframes etc... My rules: 1. No who needs pedals, you only need 1 pedal etc... Pedal junkies only.:BEER 2. Functionality, portability, and functionality should be the main challenge. 3. Based on retail prices only! No stealing, trading your aunts lama for a Matchless Hotbox, pawnshops, building it yourself,or offering personal services and favors to shop owners for free pedals. 4. Should be items that everyone can get to. Not that there's a secret boutique $10 overdrive. 5. Multi effects/processors/rack gear are cheating. 6. Bonus credibility for providing sound clips and pictures. Why? Read below. I recently hurt my back and had to move my pedal board out of its 4'x16"X10" 3/4" marine grade plywood home. It was sad. It was covered in green fuzzy carpet and it embodied the name of my old band Excessive Compulsive. So I bought an SKB hardshell pedalboard. I then did the math on how much I was dragging around. SKB pedalboard-$200 Sampson UHF Wireless-$250 Korg Pedal Tuner-$80 Z-vex Sho-$189 Distortion pedal(varies daily) call it $100 Bad Horsie Wah-$75 Digitech Whammy1-$500 Rocktron Short Timer Delay-$55 JT Pedals V-trem-$250 George L's cables-$120 So lets round and call this 2 grand. Anyone else see this as a tad ridiculous? Anyone else afraid your wife might see you reading this and do the math on your pedal board? So as part of this lighter rig I bought an Epiphone Valve Junior amp. All my friends and miscellaneous people have since given me numerous compliments on the tone. Weird, never happened this much with my Mesa's or Soldano. People are amazed by this amp, as am I. I also bought and Danelectro Fab overdrive for $14 at a GC grand opening. Its not constructed the best but sounds well Fab, especially with that amp. Both of these have me wondering how cheaply I could put together a real functional leave in my car pedal board. Saving me dragging my main board up and down stairs and leaving 2k sitting in the back of my car for days on end.