Pedalboard illumination pictures, please

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  1. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

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    How about a thread showing off lighted pedal boards - lights over, under, inside ... LED lights, swan necks lamps ... let's see your solutions.
  2. Thrillhouse

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    My band played a show with this other band in which the guitar player had a giant, clear/frosted plastic pedalboard with flashing/alternating colored LED lights inside.

    It looked crazy. He said his friend custom made it. I'm going to try and dig up the picture my guitar player took of it.
  3. Bassmike62

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    Great thread idea !
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  4. Flymo Wang

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    OK, here's mine... under-board lighting from http://www.oznium.com, the website says 12v but they work fine on a 9v power supply, and plug straight into a standard BOSS style power supply :)

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  6. Turtle71

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    Well, my pedalboard lighting provides no functional use, it's purely cosmetic...I think it looks cool. :D

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    Now my rack lighting just had to match my pedalboard :D, plus it does give the necessary lighting for "on the fly" amp adjustments on a dark stage...and it looks cool :D

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    Well, being cool is a function in itself :)
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    One question on LEDs, do any chance it cause white noise to be amplified? Just curious
  9. Turtle71

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    I was concerned about that as well, however I can say (in my case), I have experienced zero noise from these LED strips.
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    same here, no noise issues at all with my setup
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    I too was initially worried about potential noise/hum but I've yet to have any issues.
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    I would really like to do something like this. Keep on posting guys! I need some ideas. My board is sold so the light would either have to go on the top or bottom, not sure which way to go yet. Hopefully I'll see something here that will give me some ideas. Thanks for starting the thread Fret
  13. FretNoMore

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    Just something I'm playing with ... I found these LED strips in a car parts store, I think they are intended for
    lighting the foot wells inside the car. Spec'ed for 12V but works with 9V as well.

    I can place an LED strip under the front edge of the upper tier of my pedal board but I have no solution for
    how to light the upper tier. Maybe a swan neck lamp for music stands will prove to be only workable solution
    in the end, but I'll give it some more thought.

    I think this could be good for a dark stage; not that we play in pitch darkness but sometimes the stage is quite
    dimly lit except for spotlights shining into the eyes, so it gets a bit dark around the feet.

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    You should only be concerned with noise if you use EL strips for lighting. They use a transformer and could possibly add noise into your chain if you run it off the same power supply as your pedals.
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    That's really nice, I just may have to copy that. :)
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    Mine were for auto use as well, and I find they are plenty bright running on 9V.

    I just can't get past how awesome this board is! So clean and functional...I need to figure out a 2 tier board like this.

    Nice work man!! :bassist:
  18. Turtle71

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    Thanks! Copy away! I get a lot of comments about those lights when I gig, I really do love that GK head, but not being back lit or anything makes it a real PITA trying to adjust anything on a dark stage. :scowl:

    And those LED's are just SO much cooler than a flashlight :D
  19. Turtle71

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    Cool lighting! I dig the green, and that In/out jack mod on the front is sweet!!
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    Possibly a stupid question. But wouldn't underboard lighting potentially make the pedals harder to see on a dark stage. I'm thinking along the lines of backlighting in photography making the subject in front dark and hard to see.
  21. FretNoMore

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    I would tend to agree with you on that, which is why I'm more interested in lighting the switches and knobs from above. Nothing against cool effect lighting, though that's not for me.

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