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have you built your own board/case?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thephilosopher, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. thephilosopher


    Dec 22, 2004
    if so, have you got any pics and/or tips?
  2. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
  3. lowmid


    Feb 2, 2005
    I made one for myself, it has a hollow bottom , so when I'll have all my pedals , I'll be able to drill the holes to hide the jack and 9v cables, My only regret is that it is a little bit small but hey, Ive got two EHX pedals so it looks small!!!

    I'm very happy to have it
  4. atoni


    Jan 23, 2004
    Helsinki, Finland
    Endorsing Artist: Salo Guitars
    I bought a gun case and modified it for pedal board/case. Here's the case http://tinyurl.com/7ugja Notice that for pedal board usage the case must be upside down, ie. pedals will be attached to the cover of the case. As you can see the fastened gum feets to prevent the sliding on action.

    Modification was easy. I took it to the suit case repairer and told that I want folding side raplaced with case locks, so I can remove the cover from the case. Here's pic http://tinyurl.com/c438n

    After that I ripped that soft material from inside the cover. Like I mentioned, the cover is actually the board. I glued 3M dual lok fastener into the cover and bottom of my pedals.

    Here's pic of the board with some pedals attached http://tinyurl.com/5r56v

    There's also cases for rifles if you have more pedals :)
  5. First question: yes I have

    as for pics, look at the megathread "post your pedalboard" to see the stompbox porn.
  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Just a warning little dude, sometimes an angled pedalboard takes some serious adjustment to get used to. I prefer mine flat.
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Yeah, I kinda took that into consideration. I don't like angled neither. What i'd do would just make it elevated on both sides, because I think it's cool to have space on the bottom to put in cords and power supplies, etc etc.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Think about stepping up too... don't go too high. My other ex-guitarist did this, and he was always complaining that it was too high. I reminded him that he made it and should shut up. :)
  9. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I'm happy to know that you've got my back. ;)

    I think before I nail anything in or anything, i'll experiment with what I like. It won't be too high, just high enough so I can route some cables behind it. The bottom would be able to attatch on and off to adjust the routing and whatnot.