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Home-made pedal board

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Chrisk-K, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    I have 4 pedals and don't need to spend $70-$100 on a pedal board. I already have a 1 Spot, so all I need is some kind of black plate where the pedals can be velcro'ed.

    Besides buying a wooden plate and painting it black, what are the options?
  2. spufman


    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    I've recently made a couple pedalboards and I love 'em. I used a nice pine board, cut to fit the pedals I intended to mount with an extra 'handle' space in the middle top. I multi-coated with tung oil, applied industrial strength velcro, a comfortable drawer handle and rubber feet, all from Home Depot. I use a One-Spot as well. Very cool looking minimalist rigs - I made one for my primary trio of pedals and a second for my somtimes added 'freaky' sounds, I like the modular option.
  3. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I used a small piece of 3/8" plywood covered with Veltex (loop-side Velcro fabric) and six stick-on rubber feet on the bottom. The board is cut to fit inside an ATA-sytle briefcase. Persoanally, I prefer my board to be flat on the floor (rather than angled up) and as low-profile as possible. This setup gets the job done for me.


    The case also serves as storage for cables, stand, extra strings, tool, etc.
  4. There are a few threads here on boards built up from Ikea gorm shelf thingies, and at least one 'show yer home-made board' thread...do a search here in effects and you'll have a bunch 'o links.
  5. TimboZ


    Jan 4, 2009
    South of Buffalo
    I just used some scrap wood I had laying around the house.

  6. I want the lower one strictly for the switch!
    gypsyfelon likes this.
  7. mileszs


    Aug 19, 2009
    I found an old typewriter at Goodwill, complete with case (looks like a suitcase for a child). It works great as a pedal board and case because the lid is removable, and the bottom is shallow (so as to not interfere with typing). I threw away the typewriter, etc., and put velcro strips on the bottom. BAM! Instant pedal board case.

    I'm sorry I don't have pictures.
  8. oerk


    Oct 16, 2009
    I gutted an old case for an electric screwdriver - it's basically a small suitcase, like mileszs'. Small, lightweight and sturdy enough.

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