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My Custom Pedal Train Pro *BUILD THREAD* (photos ofcourse!)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by NickNardone, May 1, 2010.

  1. Thought I'd post this up for you guys to check out and get some love/hate. :)

    I have yet to take some pictures of how the board sits now fully wired up, I'll do soon and add them to the thread.

    I'm 23 and this is my first board and my first dive into the wonderful and expensive as hell world of effects. I've been swimming in it for about a year now. Everything I've learned and researched to put this board together has all been entirely gathered from the forums here. Thanks so much!

    This started out a standard PT Pro softcase from Ebay. I found a hardcase for it later on Ebay and bought it as well. I'm an automotive fabricator/tinkerer by trade and have a hard time leaving stuff stock or unmodified. :help: Being that the PT uses an aluminum frame, I came up with some ideas on how to slightly improve the frame.

    I took it down to my local powdercoat guy and we media blasted the factory finish off, and powercoated the whole board and PS mounts Tucker Orange with a Gold Flake clear coat over top. I know the gold flake sounds hood rich, but i knew it would just add a bit more pop to the orange and look great under stage lights. It came out killer and the flake only comes out in direct light.

    The PT boards come with their rubber feeties all riveted on as well as the logo plate on the front. PT also normally supplies self tapper screws for the PS mounting brackets. I decided to drill and thread tap all the holes for the feet, name plate, and PS brackets. I then used all SS hardware and washers. I went with chrome plated torx fasteners for the name plate. I also ordered a whole bunch of stick on zip tie holds for the underside and stuck them on in a usable pattern to secure power and signal cables underneath. AANNDDD ofcourse... Orange Zip Ties!!:smug:

    Originally I was only going to run one PS and bought a BBE SupaCharger, but soon after realized that a second would be needed and I splurged on a Voodoo PP2+.

    I've used all Lava solderless cables for wiring and they've worked pretty darn good for me. Like I said above, I'll post photos of it fully wired and post a signal past list soon.

    Let me know what you think! Thanks so much!


    Fresh After ReFinish and During Construction....

    Here's some different setups that I've put together since it's completion.


    And also a photo of the matching rig and some custom enclosure's I've done for kicks... :)

  2. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Really, really impressive stuff. I'm jealous of your craftiness. Especially dig the orange cabs matching the pedalboard.

    Reminds me a little of the stage setup for Stardeath and White Dwarfs. They also have a similar color consistency throughout the band for their rigs and props.
  3. Hipnotic2005


    Oct 18, 2009
  4. That is some dive, sir, and I approve! That looks fantastic! I thought I jumped in deep with a PT-JR and 7 pedals but this is a whole 'nother degree and it worked out so well. Congrats, man!
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Nice work, it looks delicious.
  6. faceinbass


    Apr 20, 2008
    :hyper: NICE! :hyper:
  7. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Sweet! Did you make the second set of power supply brackets yourself?
  8. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    Impressive board and great post.
  9. wow - looks cool!
  10. Very Nice Work!
  11. Toddy54


    Mar 12, 2010
    Boston England
    Now that looks nice, well done.
  12. mikeddd


    Nov 12, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    That's seriously impressive! The powdercoat came out great and drilling/tapping the holes was such a great idea. With self-tapping screws, you can really only use them one time and then the hole is stipped. Really appreciate the detailed pics too!
  13. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    The orange pedal board is sick. I wish you could buy them that way, or perhaps in other colors.
  14. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll

    Jul 6, 2004
    Chicago, IL
  15. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    A piece of Art!
  16. No sir, PT actually sells the bracket kits individually. They're like $12 if I remember correctly. :)
  17. Yeah, I saw PT started offering that a few months after I completed mine.

    I'd be happy to rebuild anyone's Pedal Train just like mine, with the new hardware and powder coat in any color you want.

    If anyone would be interested in this, PM and I'll work up a price.

  18. this is incredible.
  19. Thanks bud.
  20. Brim


    Nov 20, 2005
    Sarasota, FL

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