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Old 02-22-2009, 09:12 PM   #1
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7 hour, $21 Pedal Board Build

I was sitting at home last night and randomly thought to myself "i want to build a pedal board."

so I did.

Price breakdown:
Wood-*Free* (I used scrap wood I found in my garage)
Board Surface Material- $6.94 (2 weather mats purchased from Home Depot)
Adhesives- $4.99 (Double sided carpet tape)
Utility Knife- $3.97
Extra Blades For Knife-$2.38
Velcro For Pedals- $1.98
+$0.91 sales tax
Total:$21.17


Time Breakdown:
Drawing Plans- 15 Min.
Measuring Wood-10 Min.
Cutting Wood- 1 hour
Drilling Screws+Pilot Holes-20 Min.
Home Depot (including travel time)- 1 1/2 Hours
Applying Adhesive Tape- 45 Min.
Applying Surface Material- 15 Min.
Trimming Surface Material- 1 1/2 Hours
Fixing Power strip+organizing/shortening power adapters-15 Min.
Organizing Pedals- 30 Min.
Total- 6 Hours & 50 Min.

Last night I drew some plans for it.

This morning I cut the wood and drilled the pieces together:


Sanded it down a bit:



Then i drove to home depot, bought 2 all weather door mats and double sided carpet tape:



Trimmed the weather mats down to size:


Right now i don't have the money for a power brick or voodoo lab, so i settled with my old individual power adapters and a power strip i found in the garage.


I stuck some adhesive velcro strips to the bottom of my pedals, hooked in the patch cables, and the board is complete:




Note: these are only a few of my pedals, once i get a real power adapter, i'll be able to use the board to it's full capacity.

So what do you think? Is this a good result for a build done in seven hours?
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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That's nice, but it belongs over here http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...isplay.php?f=53
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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wrong forum. go either to Guitar Gear and Accessories or the Customizing forum.

*reported*

EDIT: it IS nice, though.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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Wrong forum, buddy.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
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That's pretty awesome. I'm thinking about making one for me. I have a mutli-fx pedal board but I'm annoyed that my other wah pedal and channel selector aren't fixed to a place.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #7
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haha **** sorry bout wrong forum :p

i thought i was in GB&C
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:17 PM   #8
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very nice thanks for the idea
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:17 PM   #9
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haha NOW i'm in GB&C, So what do you all think?
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:20 PM   #10
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:24 PM   #11
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cool build.
*steals idea*...
although i only...use.. a channel switcher... and ... floor tuner....
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:29 PM   #12
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:46 PM   #13
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:48 PM   #14
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Sadly, yes

i'm saving up for a EHX Metal Muff though.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:21 PM   #15
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Invest in some cheap plastic 90 degree strips to protect those edges, the carpet will start to get nasty pretty quick otherwise.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:11 AM   #16
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ok, i'll look into that. thanks
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:22 AM   #17
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I really like that pedal board, dude.

I need to build one sometime soon - I might use your idea.

IF THAT'S OKAY?
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:25 AM   #18
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Great, I built one years ago but not that nice!
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:37 AM   #19
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Invest in some cheap plastic 90 degree strips to protect those edges, the carpet will start to get nasty pretty quick otherwise.



Dont use plastic go for the brass color stair treads ( they really wont cost that much more). A few minutes mitering some edges and it will look cool and last a long time.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:02 AM   #20
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Hey, man, I wanna make myself a similar board, but I was wondering, can you give me measurements on the size of your wah pedal? I'm going to be buying a wah soon but I wanna build the board now. I assume most wah pedals are similarly sized, right?
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