Hot take - cable spaghetti and other crimes are a no-no

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Katoosie, Sep 8, 2022.

  1. Katoosie

    Katoosie Bleep-bloopin' thru existence.

    Jun 12, 2020

    Don't know about you - but I am totally judgemental of you if your board/effect place is sloppy, messy, unorganized and otherwise in chaos.

    You got the cohones to post it publicly like that? Yeesh. Clean it a little bit. Move that overdrive so it is nicely situated next to your compressor, not angled at a weird 72 degree angle with blue and pink cables coming out of it on the opposite sides, sometimes wrapping around the knobs (???!!!?!?!!) themselves.

    Have mercy on those of us who try to put a moderate amount of effort into their stomp plate. Minus brownie points if you bring that monstrosity out of your den to play with others.

    Having a tidy board not only makes it easier to figure out if anything is wrong but it also makes it easier on my eyes when I look at your stupid post bragging about how awesome that X pedal is.

    I don't care. I don't. If you can't keep your stuff clean, I'm not looking.



  2. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Maybe that OCD pedal should be on your board?
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  3. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Speak for yourself, my board looks like an Italian airport queue.
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  4. Bonafide

    Bonafide Calculus Entropy Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    It's always extra nice to see a foot in a dirty sock next to the spaghetti.
  5. theduke1


    Dec 22, 2010
    Sussex WI
    Here’s mine and I agree with the OP. It looks more professional if you play out like I do.
  6. Pedals go on a board!?!? :wideyed:
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  7. 31HZ

    31HZ Glad to be here Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2006
    Central VA, USA
    "crimes" :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

    In full agreement, btw.
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  8. Polkatronixx


    Jan 28, 2019
    No worries. I judge people who misspell “cojones”.
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  9. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    I agree 100%. If you can afford pedals, you can afford Velcro.
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  10. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
  11. Fynn


    Jan 6, 2022

    Is this organized enough? I really don't care about it looking neat. I do however care about the pedals all being right side up and that I can actually reach all the buttons
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  12. Katoosie

    Katoosie Bleep-bloopin' thru existence.

    Jun 12, 2020
    Thanks :)
    You learn something new every day!!
  13. I'm with you Katoosie, pedalboards need to be neat. I built my own boards to suit the pedals I used when I used to play out in public. Mind, my OCD about pedalboards, doesn't seem to carry over to anything else. :rolleyes:

    Though all my tools have a dedicate place, my workshop is usually a chaotic mess, until I force myself to tidy it up, usually not until it gets to the point where I spend more time looking for tools than making stuff with them.... :banghead:
  14. Katoosie

    Katoosie Bleep-bloopin' thru existence.

    Jun 12, 2020
    I'm like you!
    I sat down yesterday to work on my bass and of course I forgot a ruler. Then I forgot my phone and lastly, the screwdriver. Had to get up multiple times just because my tool drawer is a disgrace to humanity.
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  15. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Tiny and tidy!

  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Your pedalboard organization isn't bad. Those white squares of tape make me go....
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  17. Fynn


    Jan 6, 2022
    That's the best way I found to save the correct settings. I'm afraid of the day I play I gig, not having tested one of the pedals and just turning it on during a song even though it's volume / gain is at a completely wrong setting
  18. Guilty as charged. Do I get extra time for failing to go back and correct? I knew later I'd done it, but it's still there somewhere.
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  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm sure it works great. The issue is mine, not yours. :wacky:
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  20. Stewie

    Stewie Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    Sorry about the dirt and stuff, but it works for me
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