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Brutus Maximus
Apr 14, 2009 5:09 AM GMT

Now that I've got my pedalboard set up the way I like it (for now, at least), I'm getting ready to invest in some high-quality pedalboard patch cables. I'm pretty certain I'm going to go with the George L's cable kit, but I wanted to see what others are using. I'm not talking about solid silver cables or anything ridiculous like that--just some high quality, low capacitance cables that I can make to size for a tidy, reliable setup. Opinions?

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Apr 14, 2009 7:48 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Brutus, a similar option would be Lava Cable's set for pedalboards. Check out Mark Stoddard, the owner, is very easy to work with. In the menu on the site, go under "Instrument" then "Lava."

Apr 14, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
Brutus Maximus Replied:

That looks like a really slick setup, Drew! Thanks for the tip.

Apr 14, 2009 6:31 PM GMT
Brutus Maximus Replied:

Here's the link to the page on

Here's an assembly instruction video.

I really like the way this system is designed. I think it's the way I'm going to go.

Apr 15, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

Those lavas do look nice I have been rockin' the George L's for about 8 months issue free...a good tip for the george's is to put a little mail polish on the screw in part (Tightner /endcap/NOT THE ACTUAL JACK) of the jack so it dosen't unscrew or vibrate loose over time because they will do that if you don't take percausion.

Apr 21, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
Fugazzi Replied:

I have a Gepco patch from Lava. I really like it. Built like a tank! I need a couple more patch cables for my "new" board...I got a Pedaltraion Jr. I am thinking of getting the Gepco again, but the Planet Waves at the local Guitar Center sound good too. I hate waiting and have a couple of not true bypass pedals that probably buffer the sound enough that a mid level patch will sound about the same as super high end.

I dunno.

Apr 21, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
Brutus Maximus Replied:

I almost went with the Pedaltrain Jr., but I found a great deal on the Pedaltrain 2 with hard case ($169 with free shipping--about the cost of the comparable Jr. board with case!). I've been really happy with it so far. Bigger than what I need right now, but that gives me room to add future pedals without being cramped. Did you install a power supply yet? The BBE is great--it bolts securely underneath using the supplied brackets, and all eight outlets are switchable and filtered. Plus that intense blue LED looks cool glowing from under the pedalboard.

Apr 21, 2009 6:57 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Brutus --

I have the BEE Supacharger power supply, but mine was used so it didn't come with the instructions. Can you make any of the outlets alone 12 volts instead of 8? I have one 12 volt pedal.

Apr 21, 2009 12:01 PM GMT
Brutus Maximus Replied:

Here's a link to a PDF version of the Supacharger manual from BBE's website.

Here's a link to the products section of their website.

Apr 22, 2009 7:29 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Brutus --

Thanks! Wow, if I simplify my board as planned, I can run the 12 volt pedal with this supply. That's very cool.

Apr 26, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
Fugazzi Replied:

I got the PT Jr. and added my pedals. I have more room for new stuff, but I like the layout so far. I didn't get a power supply yet. I mounted a surge protected power strip underneath. From the board I run into a power conditioner, so I shouldn't have noise and power issues.

On Harp-l, I have started getting the reputation of being a pedal freak, but really, I don't use very many. Last night I ran my Kinder AFB into a DLS Rotosim, then a BBE Two Timer, and then a Verbzilla. I used the Rotosim a handful of times and kept the delay on all night...never touched the Verbzilla.

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