Angled board vs Whammy

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by njones89, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. njones89


    Mar 27, 2015
    Sioux Falls
    I have some wah style pedals... Whammy, Moog expression, etc. They are difficult to use when mounted on my board because of the angle. I thought about having a small platform for my left foot to stand on, but there has to be other options... What else can I do? I'm thinking about building a flat board.
  2. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    As you may know... you can calibrate your Whammy, when you mount it in your board. I did it this way.
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  3. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    What is the issue you're having?
  4. Sorry about bringing up an older post. But you could always make something to go under the back of the pedal, like a 1/4" piece of wood, to make the pedal a little more level. I'm currently building my own angled board and I wanted a steep enough angle to get the farther pedals comfortably and not hit the knobs on the pedal in front but my wah was uncomfortable so I'm just putting a piece of wood about 1/4 x 1/2" about the width of the pedal and it levels out nicely.
  5. I have 3 rocker/wah-style pedals on my board currently - a Wah, Whammy (new addition!) and an expression covering Moog, Mobius & Hog2.
    My board is flat on the floor, with a riser to reach the pedals on the 2nd row.
    I have too many large pedals, so will be looking to downsize at some point, but I figure if lugging a 40kg+ SVT is ok, then why not do what I want.
  6. Lots of boards have angled areas for pedals and flat-bottomed wells for treadle-pedals (wahs, expresssion, volume etc) — get the best of both worlds.

    Oh you gonna gig that board tonight
    Oh down under that red stage light
    Oh you gonna let it all ring out
    Flat-bottomed wells you make the rockin' world of sound...
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