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Brutus MaximusFeb 01, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
I'm still prototyping my pedalboard setup on a piece of plywood that fits into a RoadReady turntable case. My setup is pretty simple: AKG FLEXX wireless receiver -> Ernie Ball Volume Pedal -> Rocktron MicroHush -> BBE Sonic Stomp. I'd love to get a PedalTrain2 with hard case, which by all accounts is THE setup to have. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen anytime soon. I've seen numerous homemade pedalboards on the net based on the IKEA 50058512 shelf unit.
Here's a clean example, including a BBE Supa Charger mounted underneath:
Anyone have experience with this sort of setup? Other ideas?
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My homemade pedal board is pretty simple. I got tired of spending time hooking things up and cords lying around in my basement where I like to practice and fool around with my amps and pedals. I also have a wireless Samson unit so there's even less cords to trip over when I'm walking around.
I also got tired of weak batteries or leaving things on accidentally, so I wanted to use a power-strip.
I have a Boss DM-2 (analog delay), Boss OC-2 (octave), Harp Commander I, and Samson wirelss AP-1 receiver.
There's a photo of it on my photos page here.
I had an old laptop computer case where the insides measured about 11" x 15", and I had some pieces of nice pegboard with 1/4" holes that I used when I built my workbenches and storage room in my basement. The computer case has extra pockets for cables, connectors, note pad, etc.
The power strip (a Belkin model) has rotating plugs, and I used Ouchless hair bands with 1/4 wood dowel pins to secure the Ouchless hair bands on the back side of the pegboard. I also installed some rubber feet on the back of the pegboard, so that I could remove it from the case and set in the floor.
Works great for my needs, and I could easily take it take it anywhere.
I posted what i have done on my profile. Couldnt figure out how to post pics
That's a cool setup, Todd! I like the female jacks mounted right on the outside of the case.
I play guitar, too. I bought one cheap pedalboard and it hated me, so I went kind of expensive. Lava Cable (www.lavacable.com) had a new configurable board that you can expand and shape because it is kind of like a bunch of lego blocks a bit bigger than the average pedal size. I believe that there is a decent chance that this system might become one of the boards to have, especially for players whose number and types of pedals change over time.
Well, I just bit the bullet and ordered a new Pedaltrain PT-2 with hard case off eBay. I got it for $170 with free shipping, which is $20 below what most sellers ask. I figure it's a lifetime investment, and I won't have to screw around with making my own imitation.
Now I need to order a power supply and I'm all set.
Heres this one if you haven't seen it
Thanks, Jason. I'm going to go with the BBE Supa Charger for my power supply. I'll still have plenty of space for future expansion with this board. I considered the smaller PT-Jr board, but I got the PT2 for the same price. Once I recover from this investment, I think my next purchase will be the BBE Two Timer or Lone Wolf delay.
It'd be cool to add a gear gallery where we can all show off our toys.
I would of course Go with the BBE two time over the lone wolf.
But of course! ;-)
I've got a 15 ft. length of George L's cable with straight plugs on both ends. I bought it several years ago, thinking it would be my main stage cord. Although it's a good sounding cord, the .155 gauge is way too light for on-stage use. Instead of laying flat, it coils up into snare loops. I've almost tripped over it on more than one occasion. I'm going to order some George L's right-angle connectors and cut it up to wire my new pedalboard. Sometime could you post some pics of the underside of your board so i can see how you tie it all up?
Got my Pedaltrain pedalboard yesterday. So far I love it. It's a quality piece of work. Very strong and rigid, but lightweight. I probably could fit everything I'm currently using onto the Junior model. I got the larger Pedaltrain 2 model with hard case on sale for the same price as the Junior model, so I've got room to add a delay pedal and other toys as I expand my collection.
I spent all my discretionary music-gear money on the board, so I'll have to wait to get the BBE power supply. Stay tuned....
What kind of power supply Two Timer needs and how much is the current draw of pedal?
To the best of my knowledge, all the BBE pedals come with a 9v power supply. I think you can download the owner's manuals in PDF format for all the pedals they make at their website: http://www.bbesound.com/.
I've been working at setting up my new pedalboard. The nice thing about such a versatile system is that you can set it up any way you want. The bad part is that it takes a long time to find the right layout. Every time I think I have it the way I like, I think What would happen if I tried it this way? I ended up ordering the BBE SupaCharger power supply. I'll post pics once I get the whole thing assembled.
It is looking great. I'm using a BBE SupaCharger for my guitar pedalboard and like it a lot. I suppose my harmonicas are going to be asking for a board of their own after seeing this thread.