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Pedalboard layout

mikeller

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I always enjoy looking at everyone's boards.

Just curious how everyone lays out their pedals, IOW, do you lay them out in so that the most used are the easiest to access, or by path order, etc?

I have a PT2 - my top row is pedals in my amp loop and the bottom row is in the front for example, in path order.
 

DC Music

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I lay them out according to signal flow. The top row of my board is for pedals that are in two switchable loops (dirt & modulation) and the bottom row is for pedals always in the signal path (wah, Tubescreamer, Octavia, the loop switchers, tuner, Flashback delay).
 

jerryfan6

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When I've had effects chains large enough for two rows, I've found that I prefer to have the pedals I use most in the bottom row, regardless of signal path. It makes wiring more complicated, but I think it is more practical.
 

mikeller

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For the most part it works for me - accept I run my Boost (a Flying Dragon) in the loop, and need to move it to the bottom row for easier access
 

thiscalltoarms

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Stuff that goes on and off mid song are on the bottom row, middle row is stuff that is used less often. Top row are mostly always on or rarely used stuff that wouldn't be kicked on during a lead/solo/vocal part when my attention isn't much on the board.
 

thecomposinator

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I have a PT1 and I tend to try to put the things I use the most on the bottom row and anything with tap tempo. So my bottom row is micro switch (which turns on a cool vintage tc electronic sustain pedal in the top row), volume pedal, KoT (this is 90 of my gain usage) DD5, empress tape delay. Top row is tuner, soul food, honey bee, stereo wet, rv5. I can get to them pretty easy, but love having the KoT and delay on the bottom. It's always changing though!
 

PatrickE_FenderADV

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I never cabled mine up easily (as in just right to left) because stuff that gets stepped on most often belongs on the bottom row IMHO. I had to buy a few different cable lengths and run some from top row to bottom row as I moved across. I still use this approach even though I only have 4 pedals plus a wah and tuner.
 
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Jason_77

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When I've had effects chains large enough for two rows, I've found that I prefer to have the pedals I use most in the bottom row, regardless of signal path. It makes wiring more complicated, but I think it is more practical.
Same here!
 






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