Making a custom pedal board.

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by laneymaney, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    Hey people...im making a pedalboard for my pedals...im gonna make the board first and then buy the pedals. Anyone got any tips? ive basically got the whole thing pictured in my mind...any tips?
     
  2. shak

    shak Harrr!

    .... 1.) buy the PEDALS first and THEN make the board!!!
    .....2.) go out and have a look at a pedal board so you know how its done
     
  3. getshorty80

    getshorty80 New Member

    buy pedals first man. To even get an indea where to place them on your board.
    then go ahead with it.
     
  4. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    im just doing this as a project. cus i wont be buying analogs for like 6 months or more cus im getting a Mega Distortion and a G7 soon. i basically want this one for those two...lol its stupid having a pedalboard for a pros but i gotta fulfil my needs :p im gonna work after the 16th with all the ideas that ive got and when i do get more pedals ill build me self a superb one with neoprene foam , power supply , internal wiring etc..im just doing the basics now

    1.Plywood at a 30degree or less angle
    2.Probably 1 compartment and a built in spike buster that im doing myself
    3.De-Re-Attachable Velcro for both pros and pedal
    4.probably build a noise-reducer myself...its really simple...PM me for the links
    5.Just gonna spray some MattE black on it
    6.make wire grounding (so i dont have loose wires)
    7.probably put rubber on either side to capture excess electrons or whatever lol
    8.Stick a rubber matt or rubber stoppers beneath the board.
    9.Make a tiny groove like mould to fit my laney footswitch

    Tell me if somethings wrong please...cus im going in soon :p
     
  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Getting a G7 and planning to buy pedals after 6 months?

    Why get a G7 then?
     
  6. jocelyn

    jocelyn New Member

    buddy get the pedals first... also dont think so much....
     
  7. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    lol..k wont think...oh and i might not get the pedals....just a craving GASSING phase....probably roll over once i get my fat hands on the G7...but i still want to make a pedalboard :p
     
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

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    +1
     
  9. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    +1

    lol.....lol.....lol......lol
     
  10. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    :Lighten:
    Make a pedal board for Zoom G7.

    :RollLol:
     
  11. erutu

    erutu terminally awesome

    Steal a plank of wood from local construction site.
    Buy Velcro strips. Voila.

    I have no clue what a Zoom G7 is.
     
  12. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

  13. erutu

    erutu terminally awesome

    Thats a long list!

    Why would you need a board for this? I mean just let it stay on the ground.
     
  14. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    i love my gear...and i saw what happens to a pros if u leave it on the floor.....it gets scratched *AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh* lol.......i donno i want it to be in top condition this time....and i want some work to do after exams...its already finalized to the simplest luthier-wannabe project-like-thingy-not-related-to-luthiers-i-donno-why-im-writing-like-this-with-these-dashes....

    Plywood
    Aluminium Binding
    1 extra Level
    Between two levels...battery box

    voila!
    PedalBoard done
     
  15. axeman1986

    axeman1986 New Member

    Pedalboards are relatively easy to make. You can find lots of ways to make them on the internet.
    You'd need to buy some pedals and a power supply first to know what size to make your pedalboard.
    And if you make one and you decide not to buy pedals, voila, you have yourself a new chopping board.
    Bon Appetit :)
     
  16. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    :p first pedal will be here ETA 5 days...its a boss Mega Distortion...cus i dont prefer anything (even a g7s) distortion over an Analog Boss

    G7 should be here within 3 weeks

    ESP should be here in 10 days

    i should be owning all the other guitarists in school within a month (talent show)
     
  17. nilu_nirvana

    nilu_nirvana New Member

    you can check out dave gilmour's pedal board for inspiration!!!!!!!!it shows the circuit diagrams too!!!!!!!
     
  18. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    link me up dude.....or wait ill google it :p
     
  19. nilu_nirvana

    nilu_nirvana New Member

    google zindabad!!

    btw laney, the link you've posted never opens up yaar!!
    and have you sold off ur1500g?
     
  20. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    yea sold it for 9k a week back...which link never opens dude?
     

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