How many pedals on your board?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bobbybass85, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. 0

    25 vote(s)
  2. 1, and only 1

    13 vote(s)
  3. 2-5

    128 vote(s)
  4. 6-10

    108 vote(s)
  5. 10-15

    38 vote(s)
  6. 15+

    17 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bobbybass85


    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Hey TB! Hoping to do some market research for my own curiosity, and where better to start than TB!

    So simple question: How many pedals are on your board? Poll is up and you can vote multiple times for multiple boards. For example, I occasionally pull just my Tone Hammer and tuner and take that. Usually it’s my full board, so I’d vote for 2-5 and 6-10.

    Thanks in advance for voting! Helps me a ton!
  2. SaucyJackBass


    May 6, 2009
    Better question, how many boards. I have my practice board with 8 pedals, my recording board with 9 (different pedals), and a condensed board with 5 (again, different pedals). We won't even talk about the ones not on those 3 boards.
  3. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    I found a deal on a Behringer board with 12 slots and a bunch of pedals. After switching some out and adding a few... I wound up with 12! Funny how that worked.
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  4. 14 are on my F16 board in the current configuration, there are two pedals and a USB hub under the shelf that connect to a netbook.
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  5. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    I'm actually between boards right now (did some temporary pedal swapping with a friend), but I was hovering between 10 and 12 before that. Although the last gig I did was only three (tuner, fuzz, dirt)! So, two votes for me...
  6. gpTron


    Dec 15, 2020
    4 pedals & a power strip.
    Looper/tuner > Rusty Box > B7K Ultra > Noise Gate (because it powers the other 9 volt pedals).

    I might add the Goatkeeper on there just because it's a badass pedal. But it mostly just hangs with the rest of my guitar pedal board.
  7. SidNitzerglobin


    Feb 12, 2019
    Yeah, also a "which board?" question for me.

    The simplest is generally at least 3 (tuner, compressor, preamp/EQ) but usually more like 5. Typically for bass I wind up ~9-10 (tuner, compressor, preamp, an OD/fuzz or 2, EQ, some form of modulation, a toy or 2 like a delay/synth/filter/etc., a loop switcher or 2, & often a buffer). Much more than that & it becomes unwieldy for me for actually playing.
  8. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Supporting Member

    I've got 6 boards with pedals on them at the moment. The smallest board has 3 pedals on it, the largest has more than 20.
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  9. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    3 and an HPF right now. Adding a Particle Accelerator in May.
    MYLOWFREQ and Sonicblaze like this.
  10. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    Let's see Ring Thing, Kingmaker, C4, Wahoo, V256, Volume, MD500

    7 including Volume pedal, but not including expression pedals, Sequencer or Neuro Hub.
  11. Brich


    Nov 18, 2013
    9? Tuner-octave-envelope-comp-preamp/drive-fuzz-chorus-delay-hpf

    Just enough to get in trouble
  12. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Currently 4. Tuner-overdrive-fuzz-wah.
  13. ficelles

    ficelles Inactive

    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    4 boards of varying sizes with these to choose from:

    DrMoustache, Zbysek, Jakeman and 9 others like this.
  14. 5 at the moment

    shure glxd (wireless/tuner)
    Mxr bass octave deluxe
    Darkglass microtubes x
    Tc nova delay
    Tech 21 gt2
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  15. mobeme23

    mobeme23 Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2018
    NorCal, Coastside
    my current setup hovers around 10-15:
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  16. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Living for the groove Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    DrMole, Matt Dean and mobeme23 like this.
  17. SunByrne

    SunByrne trained monkey Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    2 boards, one with 11 and one with 5.

    Big board: TC Polytune 3 > Darkglass Hyper Luminal > DOD Meatbox > Source C4 > TC Mojomojo > DOD Boneshaker > Zvex Mastotron > EHX Bass Big Muff Pi > MXR Phase 90 > EHX Bass Chorus > Boss DD-3

    Small board: Monoprice tuner > Joyo Voodoo Octave > Darkglass Duality > Deadbeat Modulation Station > Donner Yellow Fall Delay

    In flux with some regularity. In particular, the 4 fuzzes tend to move back and forth.
  18. Low Down Brown

    Low Down Brown Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    Main board is Effectrode LA-1A > Barber Linden > HX Stomp > Broughton HPF > LBA T.I. Box > Quilter BB800.
    Sometimes I add an octave at the front or a nice reverb or after the Stomp. Other times I patch a synth or IE Polytope into the FX loop of the Stomp. Sometimes, I just take a Markbass Compressore or the LA-1A and the HX Stomp and D.I. into the FOH. Depends on the application, but usually 2-5.
  19. Orion1985

    Orion1985 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2010
    Grass Valley, CA
    If you count the tuner, six.
  20. Jeff Hughes

    Jeff Hughes

    May 3, 2020
    Another version of this poll should read: how many pedals do you activate more than twice at a gig?
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