Show us your Homemade pedalboards

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by TimH, Jan 3, 2006.


  1. TimH

    TimH Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking when I get everything together again I'm going to build my own custom board. Show me what you've done.
     
  2. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Check the link in my signature. Feel free to ask questions, if you like.

    Thanks!
     
  4. jaymeister

    jaymeister Supporting Member

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    How big a board are you wanting to build?

    I have built a few, and have transitioned to a midi rig with racked pedals...

    2003-2004
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    Early 2005
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    Current Board - This fits nicely in a small padded keyboard bag...
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  5. ned911

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    Jay-

    What size rack did you end up going to - specifically how deep?
    Also the bottom pic - what size and is the base plywood or some other material?
     
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    jaymeister, those are really nice pedalboards, very well organized and clean, when I have mine ready for pictures I'll post them.
     
  7. jaymeister

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    I went with a 6 space, full depth (not shallow). The SKB rack shelf needs the full depth case.

    The bottom pic is 12" x 36". It is one of those black laminate book shelves you can pick up at Home Depot (paid $10). The metal edging is 5/8" U-channel from the same place (paid $10). Cut the metal edging with a skill saw and used a grinder to perfectly miter the edge. Have some rubber feet put on the bottom. The carry bag is a K5 size that I got off eBay for $25. It has a side pocket for cable storage, etc...So for under $50 it is a kicking board with a carry bag.
     
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    I guess a black pedalboard doesn't show up so well on eggplant carpet.
     
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    both boards have fold out handles, and hinges at the bottom. the tops open up to get to the power underneath. the power strips have been spliced into a recessed male AC jack, so the whole thing can be powered with an extension cable.

    But....these boards haven't seen much use lately, as i went with a board w/ road case. NGM, to be specific.
     
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    Gregtoneover, your boards remind me of micheal thompsons boards, like this one.

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    another thing can som1 have too many line 6 on one board?

    Aj
     
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    Here's mine, it was recently decomissioned and replaced with a pedaltrain2. It was my first board, I thought I would need a lot of room for my fat feet hence all of the space. The top tier is a peice of aluminum a friend had laying around.
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    TimH Supporting Member

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    same question I was going to ask.
     
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    It's a formica type material I found at Home Depot...in fact everything was either from there or Lowes. To do it again I might use a carpet or some other velcro-friendly surface.
     
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    Just finished this one a couple weeks ago... all wired up and ready to go!

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    I wanted my pedal board to be fairly small, light, and portable. I made this one. It started out as an industrial aluminum computer keyboard case. I painted it, put some velcro backing on top of the angled part of it. I drilled holes in it to allow power plugs from the One Spot daisy chain to come from beneath to the pedals (the adapter is mounted inside and a 12 ft extension cord is built in), and I drilled some holes in it to mount input, output, and effects loop jacks, and mounted a handle on the front edge.

    It sits nicely at the base of a microphone stand and doesn't take up much room. In it's soft case, it weighs maybe 10-12 pounds max. :AOK
     
  20. Iralovesguitars

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    plywood w/loopside velcro imitating material at Home D. I bought it in 3x4' sheets for something like $10 and glued it on using contact adhesive (3m spray 90 i believe). All stored in a Yamaha 76key keyboard bag. george l's everywhere except for the custom 1' mic cable and two dual right angle TRS cables from the FS-6s to the RC-50.

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