Pedalboard underside pics

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 707GK, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. 707GK


    Jun 13, 2013
    Show me yours? I want ideas for routing cables, mounting power supplies, etc.

    I know there's only so much you can do with 'em, and it's not overly complex. I guess there's also something about seeing the underside that interests me....kinda like looking at gut pics of amps.
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  2. kranahan

    kranahan Velcro > Dual Lock Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Great idea for a thread. I'm looking forward to some pictures.
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  3. Iommian

    Iommian Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    I’m going to be re-wiring my board here soon when I get some new cables and power supply that should be arriving in the mail either tomorrow or Monday. Going to attempt to wire up an Eventide PowerMax and PowerMini with a 4-way patch-bay all on a Novo 18 board. Not well-versed by any means in cable management but I’m gonna try to see what I can do. Interested to see what others have done here on these forums. Great thread idea!
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  4. A simple, tight setup... The underside of a Pedaltrain Nano

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  5. Pedalnetics

    Pedalnetics Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 11, 2016
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I call it: Organized Chaos. Every last inch of space I can reasonably use on the bottom side is :wacky:
    Cioks DC7; small power strip; midi merger; Meris MIDI I/O adapter,; USB-to-midi adapter; USB hub so the MorningStar, HX, and USB Midi are on 1 USB panel jack; Bluetooth Midi adapter; Radial JDI box; Microthumpinator;
    Panel on the side has 1/4" input, 1/4" output, DI output, and USB B jack for all programming/external midi control; and an extra 1/4" jack below it for an external 3button addon for the Morningstar.
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  6. 707GK


    Jun 13, 2013
    Very nice! How is the power supply mounted, Velcro?

    Super cool! Can I ask what the straps are, holding everything in place?
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  7. Pedalnetics

    Pedalnetics Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 11, 2016
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Custom designed 3d printed PLA plastic, both the orange ones and the black ones.

    The more basic flat ones are simple 2mm thick, 15mm wide, flat rectangles. There may be 1 or 2mm rise to them if the object wasnt perfectly flush to the metal rails.

    The more custom ones holding the USB hub, JDI, and Kenton, are designed down to the millimeter to fit/hold everything without wiggling even in the slightest.
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  8. 707GK


    Jun 13, 2013

    That’s awesome!!! Did you print them yourself?
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  9. Pedalnetics

    Pedalnetics Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 11, 2016
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Designed them on, and printed them on an Anycubic i3 Mega S; It's an amazing printer for the price, I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone thinking about getting into 3d printing for cheapish off eBay (or the X, if you want more volume space)

  10. Petethebassman


    Mar 7, 2008
    Pedaltrain Nano + with Cioks DC5 power supply mounted with velcro. For cable management cable clips are great.
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  11. Brich


    Nov 18, 2013
    I'm a fan of DIY:
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  12. egarcia


    Dec 14, 2017
    Rockboard underside DE62235F-0FB9-4026-AEFD-4275BF6CC818.jpeg
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  13. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Iona, Florida
    It’s fairly neat but not perfect. Metro 20
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  14. DoctorZee

    DoctorZee Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    New York / New Jersey
    I just use Velcro to hold down the jumpers on a OneSpot. It gets the job done.
  15. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    OK, I'll play:

    board bottom.jpeg

    It's a small board. The two big holes are a place to grab onto the thing to carry it. The pads are anti skid (high friction) rubber pads so it doesn't wander on me. I have some countersunk holes in there from when I had a few things screwed on the board, but I have since transitioned to everything on Dual Lock, including the power supply, to accommodate my lack of commitment to any given pedal. So,.....

    board top.jpeg

    Keeping this relatively neat is a matter of having a bunch of short but different cable lengths on hand for power and signal. It rides to and from gigs in a briefcase with foam padding - the board was sized to fit the briefcase.

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  16. Splash7

    Splash7 The Determined Bass Player

    Sep 18, 2019
    Or, if you don't have a 3d printer, you can use cut down zip ties. Several different sizes to choose from. ;)
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  17. bobbybass85

    bobbybass85 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Cool thread idea! Here’s mine, custom built kit at home. Small but effective! Got into making my own custom cables, makes a HUGE difference in neatness!

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  18. Hundred proof

    Hundred proof

    Apr 22, 2018
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  19. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    the back
    42AF5797-2598-4C82-813E-B042661D8555.jpeg I’m not exactly a neat freak :)

    the front, for context:
  20. Top.jpg Under.jpg

    Smaller power supply and Boss wireless receiver are mounted with Velcro.
    I put current draw data on all the pedals so I know what power supply tap will accommodate that power draw. Otherwise when rebuilding a board, it's a pain to have to re-look everything up.
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