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Old 09-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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cheap pead boards with alot of room

hey guys, so im looking to start my own pedal board and was wondering where i should start, whats a good board with alot of room that isnt super expensive? i figured i would get the dunlop power brick and the planet waves cable kit to start as well. i dont need a hard case as i will probably get one later on from rondomusic.com. so, ideas?
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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IKEA GORM shelf. Get one and use it to make your own.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Take two blanks of wood and a few nails. You're done.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:21 PM   #4
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Don't get the Dunlop brick. It's a stupidly overpriced One Spot. Save a ton of cash and get a one spot, or get a real isolated PSU like a Fuel Tank.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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^ i think only the fuel tank jr is isolated.
but agreed on the principle.

also i'm not too fussed on planet waves cables (but they may have improved them since i got mine).
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This. I did it and it works just fine. about 10 bucks for a proper sized board, and literally $1.00 for a roll of velcro-compatible material. painted the board, nailed it to a another scrap piece, drilled a handle onto it, heavy glued the material down. done.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
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Rondomusic sells some that are cheap.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #9
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ok ill be making my own then! but on the power bricks, how much does a good one cost?
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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also there are no ikeas even close to me and they dont sell that on the site
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #11
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also there are no ikeas even close to me and they dont sell that on the site

All it is, is an MDF shelf. Go to literally any hardware store and you can get the equivalent.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #12
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For around $150 you can get the T-Rex Fuel Tank Chameleon or the Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2+. Really just depends on how many pedals you need to power.

I'm a big fan of the One Spot - $30 and you can power 8 pedals. If you have a noise gate in your chain, the One Spot should be fine. I never had any noise with it when I used to use it (I had an NS-2).
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im a little worried about the one spot i guess. it looks pretty cheap and almost like it would blow up. but i could be wrong
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im a little worried about the one spot i guess. it looks pretty cheap and almost like it would blow up. but i could be wrong

Yeah, I think they would be much less popular if they blew up. It really is just simple and inexpensive, not exactly cheap/poorly made. Honestly, if it doesn't work out for you for whatever reason, then you lost $30. Not a huge deal. I'd at least try it.
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Like I said, I owned one for a while without any issues, and I've never heard of any issues about it either. If you want to get something higher quality that's okay too, but the reason for doing that would be noise issues, not reliability issues.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #16
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:59 AM   #17
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so i went to lowes and am going to get some mapleboard stips and velcro. i already have gorilla glue. do i need anything else?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #18
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I recommend screwing stuff together. Gorilla glue is strong, but screws are just that extra bit of insurance that it won't break.

Also, what are mapleboard strips?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #19
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ok, and they are these long strip about half as thick as a 2x4 that are maple. saw them at lowes and thought they would work perfectly
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:21 AM   #20
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Be sure to put some handles on your board or feet or something so you can pick it up easily.

A 2x4 piece of plywood will do just fine.

Also, as far as attaching velcro goes, I would put the rough side on the board itself and the soft side on your pedals. You may have to use the pedal on a different surface some day and the soft side is much less likely to scratch things up.
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