#1
Hey everyone, the following are pics of my latest project, a portable pedal board. It took about 4 afternoons of on and off working to get it done, mostly because I kept running out of supplies and had some issues with my table saw .

Anyway, here's a basic overview of the project:
-Cost some $35 to build (give or take a few dollars, I can't give an exact number because I lost the receipts)
-Is constructed mainly out of left over pieces of B/C grade plywood and newly bought pieces of A/B grade plywood
-The hinges are recessed allowing the board to close very tightly
-In the tradition of the 7 Hour, $21 Pedal Board Build, the surface material is a cut up, generic brand all-weather door mat

Pics:






Close up of one of the recessed hinges:



My favorite feature of this board is that the inside of the top is covered with cork board allowing you to post amp settings, pedal presets or whatever else you want.



There you have it, comments, criticisms, questions etc. are all welcome
Last edited by Schism1985 at Aug 10, 2009,
#3
thats pretty neat, i like the idea of putting your settings inside to make sure you know them and have them safe
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#5
I like it, but it would be cooler if your walls could fold down so you could just bring the box out on stage, open it, and go.
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Quote by bv310
I like it, but it would be cooler if your walls could fold down so you could just bring the box out on stage, open it, and go.


Yeah I wanted to do something like that but I couldn't really find a good, convenient way to keep the folding sides sturdy when folded upwards.
#7
Yeah, that was the main problem I thought of as well. You could do it as a cover over the pedal board, but that sort of defeats the purpose of building a pedal case.
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#8
That is a BEASTLY pedal board. I may keep you on tap, just in case I want one. I probably will soon.
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#9
Wouldnt it have been better to make it so the pedals are attached to the top, that way there is no side wall to get in the way of your foot. You can get hings that come appart on a hook like system so you could move the deep side away of put it under the top for extra hight.
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#10
Hey! It's cute.
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#11
Quote by unininium
Wouldnt it have been better to make it so the pedals are attached to the top, that way there is no side wall to get in the way of your foot. You can get hings that come appart on a hook like system so you could move the deep side away of put it under the top for extra hight.


Yeah exactly. like a latch and hinge system right? If i build another one of these i'm going to try to do something like that.
#12
the corkboard doesnt seem real necessary. a wax crayon is a lot easier to use to mark settings on amps and pedals.
#13
i think it would have been good to have the pedals attached to the top, then they would be angled when it was open
or have the box so the front and sides were part of the lid

but otherwise its cool =]
#14
Quote by noisefarmer
the corkboard doesnt seem real necessary. a wax crayon is a lot easier to use to mark settings on amps and pedals.


I'm pretty sure I don't want to go drawing all over my $800 tube amp with crayon. The corkboard is just a cool extra feature to help easily post settings as you see fit, if you're anything like myself you're constantly experimenting with and changing settings drastically between each song.
#15
I'd put a piece of tape on my amp, but I wouldn't mark it with crayon.

That's pretty cool. I've heard the topboost on those muffs is a joke though. maybe if you roll your tone all the way off or something.
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Quote by Schism1985
I'm pretty sure I don't want to go drawing all over my $800 tube amp with crayon.


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I'd put a piece of tape on my amp, but I wouldn't mark it with crayon.


what kind of super permanent wax crayons do you guys use? lol...

it causes no permanent, or even semi permanent damage and saves you the trouble of having thumbtacks, corkboards, and sheets of paper. if anything you'd have more of an issue with tape and the adhesive residue of the tape than a wax crayon which you can easily rub off.

but whatever, if hauling around a corkboard on your pedal board seems easier and neater to you then so be it.