I am tough on gear and I expect a lot from it. I play guitar and bass and tour with both so I don't want to have multiple copies of pedals or several boards to contend with. I have bought owned, tried and gotten rid of Mono, Pedaltrain, Voodoo Labs, SKB and several custom built boards. None of them were quite what I needed:
Enter the Gator Extra Large and all of those problems just vanished! It allows me to have all the pedals I want AND it has room for my drum machine/ metronome & little Peavey headphone amp so that I can practice with a full board setup anywhere!
- Not big enough to hold amount the pedals that I use
- Not big enough (or shaped correctly) to handle the layout that I prefer
- Not durable enough to handle the day to day loading/ unloading/ use/ abuse of rehearsal & road use.
- Not robust enough to handle the power supplies that I need for the various pedals
I have a huge Walrus Audio Phoenix power supply and the Gator not only handles it but you'd never know that there is a huge 15 output PS under there BUT also a large surge suppressor with wall warts for the pedals that require specialized power supplies. With other pedalboards, I had to engineer ways to handle/ hide and protect the power portion of my set up. The Gator pedalboard and the included carrying bag take care of all of those concerns and let me do what I need to: load in quickly, keep all my gear safe and ready for immediate use, provides ease of access and a speedy exit at the end of the show!
Gator Extra-large Aluminum Pedalboard With Bag
Straight forward BIG pedalboard