Show me your compact pedalboard setup

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  1. garmenteros

    garmenteros Junkyard Scout Gold Supporting Member

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    Like the title suggests, I want to see pictures of small tight boards. I own a pedaltrain junior and find it large to move around but I do anyway because I use everything in it for my sabbath tribute gig and some synth rap stuff I'm starting.

    However for my punkska band its overkill. Im planning on getting or building a second board and I don't plan on using much more than 3 effects (at most) and for very little of the songs covered. Overdrive that can double as mild distortion, envelope filter and maybe chorus. Are there pedal power supplies smaller than the standard that powers 8 or 9 pedals?

    Here's my main board which won't change by the way. I want something atleast half in size in weight, maybe a third would be ideal.

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    Suggestions and pics please...
     
  2. Bassman71

    Bassman71 ...in search of the impeccable groove... Supporting Member

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    I've gone down a similar route - got a larger board for my main funk / jazz covers gig, and a smaller board (of pedals that were on the main board once upon a time) for a trio I play with, or for when the big board isn't needed. I run direct to a poweramp, hence the preamp on each board.

    Larger board is a Pedaltrain Jr:

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    Smaller board is a Pedaltrain Nano:

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    I power both of these with a 1-spot - might do you for your smaller board?
     
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  3. garmenteros

    garmenteros Junkyard Scout Gold Supporting Member

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    That looks like the ticket and what I have in mind... what's a one spot? links?
     
  4. JonnyAngle

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  6. AmpedSilence

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    Google is your friend OP!

    Here are two good threads that deeal with Pedaltrain minis and nanos:

    Nano thread

    Mini thread

    I was inspired by the mini thread to make a PT mini sized board work for me. Lots of great ideas and examples in there.
     
  7. Tevatron

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    Here is a small pedal board I built. Not really a sub-compact, but small enough considering there is a power strip inside with a 9 volt and an 18 volt transformer. It travels in an Anvil case.[​IMG]

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  8. deevit

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    Made this from an old case I had lying around. Light and compact, very easy to handle. :)

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  9. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 I'm no gynecologist but I'll take a look. Supporting Member

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  11. JonnyAngle

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    That's the first pedalboard I've seen that will fit into an hsc!
     
  12. tlvernon

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    @Deevit:
    How do you use 2 OC2's in you playing?
     
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  13. deevit

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    One is used as a regular octaver, the other is set 100% wet on the first octave down, for that awesome synth like sound the OC-2 can give. Both are sounds I really enjoy and use quite a bit. For that reason I got two, so I have both sounds at the tip of my toes without having to adjust the pedals while playing. :)
     
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  14. garmenteros

    garmenteros Junkyard Scout Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the thread links... will be doing some looking and reading.
     
  15. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 I'm no gynecologist but I'll take a look. Supporting Member

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    CNB Case from Rondo. Stickers to remind me which side up!

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    Battery powered board via 8 Sanyo Low Discharge Rate Eneloop AA 2500mah cells. I also keep a Hosa Daisey Chain Adapter and 1-Spot adapter as a backup. Not that I'll ever need it, but there's room so why not. Egg-crate foam on lid to keep everything secured. I've never trusted Velcro alone, even the heavy duty type. RoadRage bypass because I hate tone-suck. Yes, everything has to stay "ON" but that's not a concern at all. And yes, that IS a Tamiya lead with a 9-volt plug.

    X8

    Thanks for the pics, Keels.
     
  16. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Get rid of those big arse pedal couplers, and replace that Valve Drive with a MultiDrive or something, and you can fit those same pedals on a board half that size!
     
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  17. ccouch7

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    I'm liking these small hard case pedalboards! They all three look killer!
    @Tevatron That's a clean looking removable board you built for yours, nice job!
     
  18. Tevatron

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    Thank you, ccouch7. I built the board out of 1/2" ply, then covered all of the outside surfaces with black plastic laminate.
     
  19. Dazonbass

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    I ended up putting this together for a 90s cover band I am in. Was less to carry than my main board but works well.
     
  20. cjac9

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    This is the board I'm using with Aaron Lewis' new country project. So compact it fits in my case!
     

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  21. JonnyAngle

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    WHAT IS THAT TINY THING?
     

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