Best Pedal board for price?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Max Vartanian, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Max Vartanian

    Max Vartanian

    Dec 10, 2014
    Im looking for one that will fit probably fit a big muff, a Morley, and 3 bosses. I might make my own but im too lazy.
  2. sprag


    Sep 15, 2011
    Melb Australia
    DIY, is cheapest
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  3. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    IKEA Gorm?
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  4. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    DIY would be the cheapest. Just try to keep it light if you don't want to start hating it :)

    Pedaltrain does come with a case or soft case. Reasonable bang for your buck.
  5. cm3ohana

    cm3ohana Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    +1 Pedaltrain.....not sure five pedals will fit on a Nano but might fit on a Mini....after trying other boards, I've found these to be the best bang for the buck...especially in the used market.
  6. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    They definitely won't fit on a Nano. If the Morley is a wah that won't fit on a Mini without hanging off.

    OP, it helps to know what Big Muff and Morley you're referring to if you want suggestions for a board that will fit what you've got.
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  7. I got my SKB ps45 for 100 on Craigslist. Built in power and case.
    Your best bet may to be just search used stuff.
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  8. Max Vartanian

    Max Vartanian

    Dec 10, 2014
    a big muff pi and a Morley dual bass wah
  9. Seten


    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
    what kind of wood would you recommend for diy? i was just gonna get a few 2 by 4's and nail them together.
  10. PullThePlug


    Jan 8, 2014
    I like to use an old rack case, retractable rack shelf, and a board velcroed to the shelf for my pedalboard needs. Not the cheapest, but it can definitely be done for under $100
  11. Kosko

    Kosko Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Depending on your skill level, I would think a solid Maple board would be nice, or you could use a 1x2 white oak. I would stay away from the 2x4s. They have rounded corners and don't work great for finer work. And don't get pressure treated wood either. Could check the culled section of wood in the back for some really cheap deals.
  12. mikeyb26


    Aug 23, 2009
    There is almost always a pedaltrain nano on CL near me in OKC (small metro area) for less than $30, and it should hold all your pedals.
  13. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    A wah will not fit on a Nano.
    Unless you turn the wah sideways, then it'll take up the whole thing.
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  14. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Roots and fifths and a little extra.

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
  15. sprag


    Sep 15, 2011
    Melb Australia
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    I made this from Merbau decking timber. I think its local to Austalia/sth east Asia.
    Under 20 dollars AUS for the timber (hardware store cut it for free) and screws, about 30 for velcro.
    To put that into perspective, a pedaltrain junior with soft case runs about $200 down my way.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
  16. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    Something cheap and light. A nice piece of pine from the hardware store will cost a couple of bucks and you can make your entire board out of it. Just maybe sand down the edges a bit on the sides so you don't cut yourself when you pick it up. You can paint it if you want.

    No need to use fancy tone woods :)
  17. Charlies Pedalboards C1 is a pretty good option..
  18. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    Id suggest a pedal train. I know for a fact your pedals won't fit on the nano. I have 4 on my nano. my wireless reciever a big box earthbound audio supercollider and a big idiotbox blower box and an mxr m81. you might be able to fit the muff (depending on the version if its the big box USA muff it won't happen) and the 3 boss pedals and leave the wah on the floor.
  19. stole wood, probably pine, from an old box springs i was getting rid of. $1 in screws, $2 in rattle can black paint, $5 in velcro.
  20. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I agree. But, if I couldn't build one and needed one right away and had the money, I'd go SKB, possibly gator or of course a pedaltrain. After all the boards I've seen and priced, pedal train actually is pretty affordable. Just remember, the bigger the board, the higher the price goes up. And it goes up fast. Plus the bigger you get, the harder it is to find a case/bag at an affordable price. You may end up paying more for the case than the board. That's why I say PT boards are quite affordable IMO.