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So I've been a minimalist for some time now. I could carry my amp and my guitar, with a shoulder bag holding AC cables, guitar chords, a folding guitar stand, picks, spare strings, and a Digitech RP-200. One trip.

 

Now it looks as though I'm going to end up with this multiple pedal setup. (Wah, pedal controled vibe, fuzz, and probably an echo unit with 2 expression pedals.) And now that I won't be using the RP 200, I'm gonna need to get a floor mounted tuner.....

 

I'm thinking about designing a case for this so that the pedals can be permanently mounted, with an on-board power supply. I could even make the lid a little deeper, to hold the AC cables and folding guitar stand and other junk. There is a case builder nearby that I am friends with, and I know that he will give me a reasonable price.

 

But.... there may already be something available, that I am not aware of. Anybody got lines on existing pedal boards?

 

Bill

"I believe that entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot."

 

Steve Martin

 

Show business: we're all here because we're not all there.

 

 

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Originally posted by bpark@prorec.com:

So I've been a minimalist for some time now. I could carry my amp and my guitar, with a shoulder bag holding AC cables, guitar chords, a folding guitar stand, picks, spare strings, and a Digitech RP-200. One trip.

 

Now it looks as though I'm going to end up with this multiple pedal setup. (Wah, pedal controled vibe, fuzz, and probably an echo unit with 2 expression pedals.) And now that I won't be using the RP 200, I'm gonna need to get a floor mounted tuner.....

 

I'm thinking about designing a case for this so that the pedals can be permanently mounted, with an on-board power supply. I could even make the lid a little deeper, to hold the AC cables and folding guitar stand and other junk. There is a case builder nearby that I am friends with, and I know that he will give me a reasonable price.

 

But.... there may already be something available, that I am not aware of. Anybody got lines on existing pedal boards?

 

Bill

I've got one from here:

 

NYC Pedal Boards

 

... and it's great. Mike will take care of your specific needs.

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I have a Pedaltrain Board. They're available in a few sizes, smaller ones come with a soft padded case and larger ones with sturdy hardcases. The design of the frame is great for routing cables under and makes for a clean and tidy board.

 

The NGM Pedalboards are worth checking out and I've also heard great things about NYC that Steevo mentioned...

 

The most individual boards I've seen and definitely worth a mention are the Mojogear designs!

 

http://www.mojogear.com/images/LWII%20page%203%20wah%20right.jpg

 

Best of luck...

 

Tea. :thu:

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Yeah, most of the offerings look typical. The Pedaltrain looks nice, particularly the one with the soft bag/shoulder strap. (But that would be too small, if what I think happens with my rig is going to happen. :eek: )

 

I'm probably going to design something similar, but with a general purpose better quality power supply built in.

 

Bill

"I believe that entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot."

 

Steve Martin

 

Show business: we're all here because we're not all there.

 

 

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When I was ready to put together a pedal board I wasn't really impressed with the ones I saw available to buy. I built my own. I just put some velcro-y rug down on a board that fit the way I wanted the pedals laid out-- and the Voodoo Lab's Pedal Power II-- and then put real velco down on the rug and board with a couple of large staples and let the self-stick stuff work in the pedals You have to consider that the pedals will be sitting on this like fulcrum of velcro and just make it so that they don't rock as you step.

 

There are many ways to do it. For me it worked out great, I carry in the amp, guitar, back up guitar, and the pedal board. I plug in he power strip and turn things on and I'm good to go, much easier than stringing together effects while people are tuning.

 

Of coarse one side effect of having built a pedal board is playing all acoustic gigs now and not useing the pedal boards. I'm going to buy a new acoustic in the hopes of getting hooked up with bass or electric guitar playing opportunities-- if anyone can follow that logic.

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I've been using the Furman SPB-8 for about a year now. It can power eight 9v pedals and has three outlets. It comes with a soft case with a shoulder strap.

 

There's some kind of juice going through the effects loops so there is no signal loss by virtue of using the loops.

 

I'm pretty happy with it.

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Originally posted by musicalhair:

...Of coarse one side effect of having built a pedal board is playing all acoustic gigs now and not useing the pedal boards. I'm going to buy a new acoustic ....

I usually carry a little amp, (Roland Cube 40)even when playing acoustic. I put it on the floor pointed straight up in the air, and it is only there for a little support. I also usually have my tuner plugged into the guitar and I also have a direct box, to feed the PA.

 

Bill

"I believe that entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot."

 

Steve Martin

 

Show business: we're all here because we're not all there.

 

 

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I just picked up one of those Fender Acousticsonic SFX II amps. It is really nice I think. I'd like more power (something I have never said about a guitar amp in my life) but I think the guitars sound nice through it and it even takes mics and I think it works good for singing and playing. Not like I sing or anything but I'm starting too, Jazz Standards and Neil Young type classic rock tunes. I could use the mic channel to mic the guitar with like an EV RE 20 while sending the pickup or internal mic to the other channel too.

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Originally posted by bpark@prorec.com:

So I've been a minimalist for some time now. I could carry my amp and my guitar, with a shoulder bag holding AC cables, guitar chords, a folding guitar stand, picks, spare strings, and a Digitech RP-200. One trip.

 

Now it looks as though I'm going to end up with this multiple pedal setup. (Wah, pedal controled vibe, fuzz, and probably an echo unit with 2 expression pedals.) And now that I won't be using the RP 200, I'm gonna need to get a floor mounted tuner.....

 

I'm thinking about designing a case for this so that the pedals can be permanently mounted, with an on-board power supply. I could even make the lid a little deeper, to hold the AC cables and folding guitar stand and other junk. There is a case builder nearby that I am friends with, and I know that he will give me a reasonable price.

 

But.... there may already be something available, that I am not aware of. Anybody got lines on existing pedal boards?

 

Bill

Let me say this right off, I make and sell pedalboards. That said, there are a lot of different pedalboards available out there. You might want to search the web and visit some of the sites. Your friends may be a good resource since they are local. If you would like to visit my site for ideas, that would be great. There's some DIY stuff there too. I make many types of custom pedalboards not listed on my site and cases for other homemade pedalboards and pedalboards for other cases too. If I can help out in any way, I'll do what I can. Best regards, Troy

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