My Homemade Pedal Board Build

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  1. washuffitze3

    washuffitze3 Member

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    I started on the computer, getting pictures of all my pedals from the wed, scaling them approximately to eachother. I then made a cardboard scale mockup of what i wanted the board to look like. I put my pedals to see if it was comfortable.


    PLANS:

    [img=http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9906/pedalboardplansst8.th.jpg]

    [img=http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4625/1002446da7.th.jpg]

    [img=http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/7083/1002447jm5.th.jpg]

    Next was the wood. The board is 3" tall in front, 5" in back. 2 ribs inside. about 30" wide x 18" deep. the 2 boards that the pedals are on are 1/2" plywood and are 30" wide x 7" tall. it will eventually have a surge protector thing mounted underneath for my daisy chain and EP-1 and Nova Delay power supplies plugged into it. as well as a 1/4" locking neutrik jack for output to my amp.

    the materials pre-build:
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    [img=http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/9342/1002449ss1.th.jpg]

    [img=http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/4242/1002450uc1.th.jpg]

    [img=http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/8131/1002451qt7.th.jpg]

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    [img=http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4300/1002453dq2.th.jpg]

    I think i will be finishing the frame with black hammer finish spray. my friend recommended it and for $3 a bottle, it is worth a try. I am also going to probably use red shelf liner to cover the boards that the pedals rest on because im not using velcro to mount them. i use industrial plastic tie wraps to mount the pedals to the wood.

    EDIT:
    The board is complete. i covered the top boards that have the pedals mounted to them with blue shelf liner. $3 at the store. i mounted the pedals with plastic tie wraps. and mounted those top boards to the frame using L brackets. 2 on each side, 4 on each board. i spraypainted it with Hammer Finish spraypaint. looks kinda cool. might go tolex in the near future. ill see how it works out. havent got the neutrik jack yet but will be ordering 1 soon.

    FINISHED BOARD:
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    Under board shot:
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    the L brackets underneath:
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  2. Lolaviola

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    Nice. Personally I think it is too tall in front, but that's just me.

    You could alternately use bicycle chain links and wood screws to locate your pedals. I have my panel covered in carpet, so if I change the location there is no hole visible.
     
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    Good job dude...simple as that.
     
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    PROGRESS UPDATE:
    I put some wood glue in when i nailed it together so i let it sit over night. today i mounted the L brackets which hold the top of the board to the frame. i will be painting it tomorrow. as of right now, spraypaint will work for me. unless i feel the need to tolex it or mount metal sheet around it. I also drilled the holes which i will be mounting the pedals through. should be done tomorrow night. hopefully.
    happy mothers day
     
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    lookin good phan!
     
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    nice plan... i agree 3" in the front is quite high but if it suits no probs....
    good work!
     
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    Nice work! Always cool to see home brewed gear!
     
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    nice job wash!
     
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    its finished now. i mounted everything. spray painted. just gotta go get george Ls from pedalgeek and it will be working. looks great though. pics updated tomorrow.

    i think i picked 3" because i dont use a pp2+ or anything liek that. just a 1 spot + 2 daisy chains and 2 power supplies.
     
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    sweet board

    (this is jimjam, btw)
     
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    haha whats goin on jim?
     
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    bump cuz my rig is differenT!
     

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