Help building Pedalboard

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jacob.seads, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. jacob.seads

    jacob.seads Member

    Oct 9, 2011
    Hello everyone. I am looking to build a new pedalboard to replace my plywood/carpet board.

    I am leaning to build a pedaltrain style board (slats, angled with room for powersupply) but I really want to go for a clean as possible look with no visible cables running around. Kind of like the photo below.

    However, I also change pedals very often and don't want to have set, predrilled holes. Therefore I am thinking of getting a black material to cover the top. I was thinking of some kind of black fabric which velcro would stick to and I could cut little slits for the cables.Something like black landscaping fabric

    Any suggestions? or has anyone had this same issue? More explanation needed?

  2. Steve73

    Steve73 Member

    Apr 12, 2008
    Alberta, Canada
    When I had a homemade board made of plywood, I just used carpet for what you describe. The velcro stuck to it and I could cut small slits into it for power and signal cable. Pedals on top and all the cabling went underneath. It worked great and you couldn't see where I cut the slits into the carpet when the pedals were removed.
  3. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Sutton, MA

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