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(@progressions)
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Last week at a gig I accidentally kicked one of my pedals and unplugged it while I was playing. Then and there I knew I had to have a pedalboard to keep these things in place!

Quick trip to the hardware store and a couple of hours today, and now I've got one:

It's very low-tech right now, doesn't have a case or anything. I've got a 15' cable going from the Maxon OD-808 in the lower left to the Big Muff fuzz on the upper right--I need to get a shorter cable for that. Also need another multi-plug power cable, since my FL-9 Flanger is unpowered right now. And eventually I'd like to get an EHX power adapter for the Big Muff, especially since its battery lid takes a screwdriver to open up!

Anyway, I'm pretty happy with it right now. I intended to get it a bit larger--20" x 30", but I found the perfect rug and it was 17x27". I think I've got enough room for an equalizer and a Holy Grail reverb, which are the only two pedals left on my high-priority list.

I'll be debuting this at a gig on Thursday, so I'll find out how it goes on stage!

Isaac

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(@bgdaddy316)
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Very nice.


   
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(@smokindog)
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Sweeet! Thats what I need to do(on a smaller scale) 8)

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(@wes-inman)
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Nice job, I like the handle. :D

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(@daniel-lioneye)
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Way to do it yourself and save some cash!
That makes me want to build my own board. I will probably make mine out of wood though.

Guitars: Electric: Jackson DX10D, J. Reynolds Fat Strat copy
Acoustic: New York and a Jasmine.
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(@progressions)
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Thanks guys!
Way to do it yourself and save some cash!
That makes me want to build my own board. I will probably make mine out of wood though.

Mine's got quarter-inch thick plywood underneath the carpet. I've got another piece of plywood I might attach to the underside to give it an incline, but that'll come later, if at all.

Wes: The handle? Lol, you mean the curled-up guitar cable on the left-hand side? I actually did think about putting a handle on the top, because when I carry it I carry it under my arm, with my arm holding the wah to make sure it doesn't come free (it's the heaviest pedal so I'm keeping my eye on it). In the end the handle we had was too small and probably wouldn't have made it easier to carry anyway.

Isaac

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Nice pedalboard and nice pedals!

Congrats! :D


   
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 Bish
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Wow, if a term ever applies, it's here.

Necessity is the motivator of all inventions.

That is very cool.

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(@trguitar)
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Nice job! I bet that makes your life easier.

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grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
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I am a big fan of the SKB line of products. I find that they definately can withstand the rigors of the road pretty well. I used the PS-45 for 3 years and think that it is a fantastic pedal board due to the layout of the electronic components as well as the overall size of the thing. See review here:

http://www.wiser-rocker.com/blog/2007/11/06/skb-ps-45-reviews-professional-pedalboard/


   
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(@elderberry)
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I like that you've given your pedals a bit o' room to breathe. I wonder how people don't mess up often when their pedals are nearly on top of eachother, like this

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(@progressions)
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Yeah, I'm not light enough on my feet to do that kinda tap dance!

The only one that's a little tricky is the Flanger, which is right above the wah on my board, but it's hard to accidentally turn on a wah!

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(@97reb)
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At progressions, You sure did seem to put a good bit $ into the actual pedals. Rock on!

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(@viper)
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Very nice.
It always amazes me to see how many other disciplines come into play with guitars.

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