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Integrating several pedals into one box?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by subdude67, Nov 30, 2018.


  1. subdude67

    subdude67

    Jan 18, 2010
    Kenya
    Is it a stupid idea to use a single box and mounting the components of several stomp boxes into that box and hardwire everything?
    I understnd that I could not easily swap pedals but I wouldn't want to do that.
     
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  2. Crater

    Crater

    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    It's totally possible, and no it's not a stupid idea at all.
     
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  3. subdude67

    subdude67

    Jan 18, 2010
    Kenya
    Has it been done?
     
  4. Agosix

    Agosix Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Woodhaven NY
    You can try using a briefcase.
     
  5. subdude67

    subdude67

    Jan 18, 2010
    Kenya
    Ah, I am not yet in the design phase. :D
    A bit of web research didn't reveal much so I wondered whether I am missing something?
     
  6. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    You mean build your own multi-effects unit, basically? I don't see why not. Some exist on the market, this would just be your own custom one.

    ABStation-large.
     
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  7. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    Its been done for decades. I think it's a great idea if you are dead set in your pedal choice and order.
     
  8. subdude67

    subdude67

    Jan 18, 2010
    Kenya
    Exactly that is what i have in mind, to use my existing pedals, remove all innards and put them side by side in an appropriatly sized enclosure, hadrwire everything accordingly and that's all.
     
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  9. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Makes perfect sense to me. Let us know how it turns out!
     
  10. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    David Gilmour's pedal board from the 70's is one of my favorite examples of an all in one unit.

    animalsboard_fullboard.
     
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  11. subdude67

    subdude67

    Jan 18, 2010
    Kenya
    Good, I will report back when I got onto it properly.:thumbsup:
     
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  12. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Dropping Acid Pedal Etching .com Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN
    DroppingAcidPedalEtching.com
     
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  13. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Why?
     
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  14. Check these guys out, they will build you a custom many-in-one pedal and I think you can get custom art work done on it, even: Custom Multi-pedals - JAM pedals

    I know I've seen others out there, as well.
     
  15. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Pete Cornish has made a living off this for decades
     
  16. elgranluis

    elgranluis

    Feb 14, 2003
    El paso, TX
    I would take it a step further and include input /output jack on every individual EFFECT . Using patch cables you could change the order of the effects , or add new effects to the chain in the future
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
  17. EDIT: Oops.... didn't see the post above.

    A friend swears by her Jam Pedals. They will make a multi-pedal using any of their pedals innards from just two to lots of effects. This below is one enclosure with eight (i think) of their effects. They'll also do custom enclosure graphics too.

    all-inclusive-multipedal-jam-pedals-analog-e1481201726417.

    JAM-pedals-custom-multi-pedal-7-1024x682.
     
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  18. shoegazebass

    shoegazebass Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Sf Bay Area
  19. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    I'm bewildered by people who can be content enough with their pedal setup to do this. It's a miracle if I ever go 30 days without swapping something out. I mean, what if someone invents the super-hyper-imperial-technotron tomorrow and it's everything you never knew you wanted and it has to go in the middle of your chain?
     
  20. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Yep!

     

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