Schism1985
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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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#3
wrong forum. go either to Guitar Gear and Accessories or the Customizing forum.

*reported*

EDIT: it IS nice, though.
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#5
Very nice.
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#6
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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#8
very nice thanks for the idea
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#15
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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#17
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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Quote by SVStee
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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#20
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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#22
Thanks everyone! for anyone who asked, feel free to try this build, it's very flattering to know that people actually want to try something i did

Also, to the person who asked what the measurements are for the wah, my dunlop crybaby measures 9.5" tall, and like 4" wide at the top and 3" at the bottom (or something like that)

i'll check for sure once i get home (im at school now)
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#23
Wow... For $21 and 7 hours, that looks absolutely awesome, and more professional than I could ever do one
But yeah, just make sure you do cover those corners, they'll get all boogered up faster than a fat kid could eat his own


...I just wish I had enough pedals to need a board
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#24
^ Well I definitely don't have enough pedals for one, but at least when I do amass a collection, the pedal board will be there with open arms... er, excess space. Yeah...
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Quote by XxGibsonSGxX
^ Well I definitely don't have enough pedals for one, but at least when I do amass a collection, the pedal board will be there with open arms... er, excess space. Yeah...


Except that I only have one pedal


Maybe I could velcro it onto a strip of 1x4 and set that at an angle, right?


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#26
Quote by Coolcat13
Except that I only have one pedal


Maybe I could velcro it onto a strip of 1x4 and set that at an angle, right?




I don't see a problem with that.
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Quote by Coolcat13
Except that I only have one pedal


Maybe I could velcro it onto a strip of 1x4 and set that at an angle, right?



that'd actually be pretty hilarious.

I might actually do that with the left over materials i have just for ****s and giggles
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#28
IDEA


I could do that, and then make one for each new pedal I get, but attach something to all of them so I could hook them together!


Oh I'm so doing that
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#30
Quote by Coolcat13
IDEA


I could do that, and then make one for each new pedal I get, but attach something to all of them so I could hook them together!


Oh I'm so doing that


Amazing.

Also the OP's post is great too, if i will have enough pedals i will make something like that.
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#31
that looks really nice, actually

it'd look pretty professional if you just add those little corner things

I need to start looking into building a borad soon, too.. my impulsive pedal build/buying has been getting worse lately
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#32
Thats a good looking board! Its a good feeling to build something...especially if its something that you'll use as much as you will use this.
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#34
I think i'll make me one of these when i expand my pedal collection... its severely lacking right now
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#36
that's really nice for just 7 hours' work!

i went to goodwill and found a cool old samsonite suitcase for like $3, i got some velcro and pedal connector cables and bam!! durable-ass pedalboard with a lid that closes to keep out dust. there's even a large partition up in the top where i can keep everything i need! (picks, strap, cables, extra strings, soldering stuff, everything. can't ever be too prepared )
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#37
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i'd say that post was a good move dude, for your times sake

edit:wtf was i talking about?


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Really nicely done TS. Looks really sharp, and you can interchange pedals fairly easily aswell id assume (Y)

How heavy is this thing?? Just wanting to know how portable something like this is.