I Fabricated my own pedal board (Also NPD)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Pizza1988, Aug 25, 2020.


  1. I'm not really an FX user, but I have some pedals either for fun or other random reasons. I made the board out of steel but at 16" long, it really isn't that heavy. I really don't plan on lugging it around too much (yet, at least).

    Setting up
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    A few short welds is all it took
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    I used some expanded metal for the top for mounting method and it looks cool :cool:
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    Finished before paint
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    Finished after paint and pedals set up
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    The NPD is for the Snake Bite Reverb pedal at the end. Such an awesome pedal for the price. I was gonna get the MXR Reverb until I stumbled across the Caline. I can get a good variety out of it. Not shown: MXR DC Brick power supply attached underneath.

    This was a fun little project overall and might add LEDs to the underside to shine through the top. I have plenty of spots on the power source to plug them right into that.

    Let me know how wrong the chain order is :laugh:
     
  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i don't know anything about your "chain order" but your welding skills are certainly in order! nice job, congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  3. dlb1001

    dlb1001

    Jan 30, 2007
    Nice welds but I wouldn't want to drop it on my foot or stub my toe on it! The expanded metal is a good idea; makes routing cable much easier.
     
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  4. Thank you!

    It all sounds good together so it will stay that way anyway haha :thumbsup:
     
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  5. I already kicked it barefoot :rage: :roflmao: I won't walk by it in the dark again lol

    I basically used a velcro roll to strap to the metal and put strips on the bottom of the pedals. I was gonna use zip ties but it wasn't working as planned.
     
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  6. karter2000

    karter2000

    Aug 21, 2005
    Nowhere land
    What's the pedal to the right of the Snake Bite?
     
  7. It's a Bass Fuzz that my guitarist built. It was a kit from some website that sends the parts and schematics that you assemble. The case comes blank so you can paint it or label it as you wish. He wrote goofy stuff on it since he expected me to paint it but I may just leave it haha
     
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  8. karter2000

    karter2000

    Aug 21, 2005
    Nowhere land
    Cool, I'd love to find out what type of circuit it is.
     
  9. So this is where he got it from:
    DIY Guitar Effects Pedal and Amplifier Kits (not at all affiliated)

    Maybe you can find out from the site. I'm bad with electronic components so I haven't the slightest clue :roflmao:

    He did mention a few other sites he found to have more variety and stock available so there must be plenty out there.
     
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  10. tb4sbp

    tb4sbp

    May 9, 2017
    North East
    Very nice!
     
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  11. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    amazing!
    great pandemic project !

    I have not touched my pedal board since March...arrggghhh....
     
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  12. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    Nicely done. I really dig the industrial look of that board.

    Who knows - there could be a little bit of a market for that.
     
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  13. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Suspended Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    That's some smoooof whelldiinnng!!!
     
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  14. Nice. I like the mesh surface for cables and ties. Also looks like it would be useful if your band gets involved in a bar fight.
     
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  15. DC in ATX

    DC in ATX Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Heck yeah! Heavy metal bass pedalboard. Great idea and execution
     
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  16. Nobis17

    Nobis17

    Dec 18, 2018
    New England
    That's super cool :)
     
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  17. Lowend65

    Lowend65 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    Now, there's a pedalboard you could beat someone to death with...
     
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  18. Peteyboy

    Peteyboy

    Apr 2, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Awesome pedalboard build! Turn up the Anger on that Wizard of Woz!
     
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  19. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
    Love it!
     
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  20. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Consider using, as I do, mini-bungees.
     
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