Pike! Just do it!
Join date: Jan 2003
115 IQ
Hey Guys & Girls,

I want to make a pedal board.. any one have any ideas on how to go about doing this??


Registered User
Join date: Mar 2002
84 IQ
You're going to need the dimensions of your board. So assemble all your pedals in the way in which you would like them to look on a board, then sqaure it off with electric tape. You can measure the lenght of the tape, and you'll have your base dimensions. From here.. you can go just about anywere, you can make it a flat board, you can make it in step form, or slanted. It's all a matter of preference, there's no set material for what the board is made of, but you will want something durable.

If you made it in a two step tier, you could probaly store the power supply and most of the cords under the step, so they'll be concealed from view and won't get in the way.

The more creativity the better, you should sketch a few designs first, that way you can be sure of what design you like, then go about building it.

Pedal boards range from a piece of wood with some velcro on it, to a diamond plated piece of steel with the stompboxes screwed into it.

You could also make a pedalboard within a carrying case, that way you can cart it around fairly quickly. Or you can just make a covering for it..

Possibilities are endless.

Have Fun building one !
UG ENGL Endorser
Join date: Nov 2002
327 IQ
cool thread, you can also use 'klitteband' -> dutch word for the stuff that sticks kiddy shoes tight, you can use that to stick effect pedals to the board.

then you could also change the configuration and stuff, Warwick effect boards are the same, they also use this sticky tape stuff so you can take them off and re-arrange.

pedal boards are tooo expensive :S I always tape my effects down on stage but I realllly need a pedal board (our vocalist tends to rip out my cords)
Gear Whore
Pike! Just do it!
Join date: Jan 2003
115 IQ
Hey thanks guys appreciate that input.

yeh *Def* i know what you are saying when you talk about the singer ripping out the chords.. haha i've had my lead kicked out of the my amps input a few times haha

do you guys now any decent power board brands? ones that can take over say...100 milliamps??