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Best pedalboard?

ericjb

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Hello - What is the best pedalboard brand?

Also, is there a way I can arrange my pedals on a board without using stickers and velcro (in case I want to switch around the layout)?

Thanks.
 

Kestrel

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I don't think there's any single pedalboard one can claim as the best. It's simply a matter of what works for you. I mean, we're talking about a pedalboard, not an instrument or an effect.

I use a Pedaltrain PT-2 which works just fine for me. I just peel the rubber backs off of the pedals then slap a piece of Velcro on and stick them on with no problem. Switching pedals around presents no problem for me either with the Pedaltrain. Been thinking of getting the larger Pedaltrain Pro.

Have you considered making your own board? Gorm shelves from Ikea or some shelving material will work. You can even use an old suitcase as a pedalboard. Since you mentioned that you want to arrange your pedals on a board without using stickers and Velcro, you can line the suitcase with a couple of foam boards and cut out a space for your pedal to friction fit onto the foam. That way you don't have to remove any rubber pads off your pedals. You can get foam boards at places like Staples or art supply stores.
 

gomez1856

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Have you considered making your own board? Gorm shelves from Ikea or some shelving material will work. You can even use an old suitcase as a pedalboard. Since you mentioned that you want to arrange your pedals on a board without using stickers and Velcro, you can line the suitcase with a couple of foam boards and cut out a space for your pedal to friction fit onto the foam. That way you don't have to remove any rubber pads off your pedals. You can get foam boards at places like Staples or art supply stores.
Interesting idea. I've not thought about that.
 

Chadley

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For the money, you simply can't beat Pedaltrain. As far as moving pedals around and experimenting, Velcro is usually the best way to go. I have seen many other methods of mounting pedals, most of which are a lot less flexible than Velcro.
 

JGonzalez

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Hello - What is the best pedalboard brand?

Also, is there a way I can arrange my pedals on a board without using stickers and velcro (in case I want to switch around the layout)?

Thanks.

Do yourself a favor and get a Pedaltrain. Do it right the first time. ;)
 
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I've used a recycled kitchen cabinet door (from the local Recycle Center) as a board, with a piece of Samsonite luggage that fits it, for years. Total cost, $8. I had the same dislike of re-velcroing the board, so I went to the Meijers with a piece of velcro and found a small throw rug that it stuck to well...cost $8. Tacked that on the door and it worked great, and actually looked pretty slick for a $16 board. Plus you can fit all your cords and stuff in the other side of the Samsonite.
 

rowdyyates

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Pedaltrain is hard to beat. Stompin' Ground used to make some cool stuff; not sure if they're still around. I used a Trailer Trash for a while; Pedaltrain is cheaper and better.
 

ericjb

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Good stuff... Pedaltrain looks like the front runner. Thanks.
I would consider making my own, but honestly I'm too lazy to build something that I'd end up screwing up.
 

lifeinsong

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Trailer Trash, Showcase Custom, Pumaboards, Pedaltrain...really depends on your needs, but these are all professional quality.
 

PatrickE_FenderADV

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For the money, you simply can't beat Pedaltrain.
Do yourself a favor and get a Pedaltrain.
Pedaltrain is hard to beat... I used a Trailer Trash for a while; Pedaltrain is cheaper and better.
I agree with these guys... for $119, the PT1HC at GC is a great deal. While not an ATA case, the hardshell case is very protective of your stuff. Add in a 1Spot for power and this is the best combination of performance to value for a "powered" board. Happy hunting.
 

kev324

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Another vote for Pedaltrain. I wished I had bought one sooner. I also looked at Pedal Pad and NYC boards and they both have some great features too. Can't go wrong with any of them!
 




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