#3
crap........

Ok. I really want to make my own pedal board but man....
Epiphone Les Paul Special Two- White
Black Strat Copy
15 Watt Amp
#5
PCBs are much better if you are new to pedal building. With a layout handy, it will basically map the whole circuit out for you, and will take out the pain of having to make a bunch of wired connections in a very small area.

If you are going to go with a generic board, try to use some type of strip board rather than just perfboard.