#1
Okay so I looked at a lot of threads, but none of them fit my needs specifically.

So basically, I want to build just a plank style type pedal board, which is also POWERED. I want to keep it very low budget, because I don't like spending money (go figure). It needs to be able to fit a Wah pedal, and about 3 to 5 other pedals. And like I said, it needs to be powered. If you can, I need a list of what to get, and building it I can make a separate thread if needed.

Thanks a bunch, and if you can...try and keep it under $35 USD ....not including wood, which should be realitively cheap.

If there is no way I can do a powered one for 35, let me know!

Thanks!


EDIT: And for velcro, will this work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-inch-5-yds-Black-Sew-Hook-and-Loop-Velcro-Style-/250371683260?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a4b50b3bc
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Last edited by diceksox1809 at Jul 9, 2010,
#2
maybe get a visual sound 1 spot adapter, it can power all of your pedals though you would need to buy the splitter thing as well
#4
Quote by LeviMan_2001
I just got a 12v adapter with a 1amp rating. I'll knock that down with a voltage regulator chip (7809) and hopefully that should be enough to power a pedal board I'm scheming up right now.

Oh yeah, look at thrift stores, my power brick was 75 cents haha


Is it something like this?

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15989
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#5
Please people, Help me!
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#6
Yes like that. But for pedals you're gonna want a 9VDC adapter, unless you plan on building a power regulation circuit as well (limiting you to 1A of output)
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#8
Quote by LeviMan_2001
Right, what /\ he said. I just got a 12V one because it has good mA and it was only 75 cents at a thrift store. Seriously, go to thrift stores, they'll have this type of thing. See if you can find one there, it'll be super cheap.


You mean like a dollar store?
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#9
No, a store like goodwill where they have used stuff. I don't think dollar stores would stock wall adapters.
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#10
Quote by Zamorak
No, a store like goodwill where they have used stuff. I don't think dollar stores would stock wall adapters.


Hmm ill check, thanks

Anyone else?!!?
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2007 Yamaha APX500
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#11
You can make your pedalboard like mine

http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/hh201/polishedbullet/?action=view&current=IMG_3576.jpg&newest=1

This build is still in progress. I am in the middle of painting it and then I only have to add accessories such as latches and corner protectors. All in all it's a little bit under or around $100.

Paint adds a good deal of cash to the build, so if you can leave it unfinished I'd go for it.

And by the way, if you can't notice it holds 5-6 BOSS sized pedals and a wah comfortably.
#12
Wait what, are you joking? A wooden box nearing $100? Paint adding a ton?

Please tell me thats a joke.

Raw wood costs next to nothing, and you can get paint and primer for about $8.

If you have $100 to blow on a DIY pedal board get some nice plastic or a ATA case instead...
"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley
#13
I got birch plywood for free.
-Then I add red primer, black primer, flat black base, burgundy gloss base, and clear coat.
-In addition to that, I bought 8 brass corner covers, 4 brass latches, and a heavy duty handle.

The paint is what tacked on to the price the most. I'm not exactly sure if it is $100, but now that I think about it, it's probably closer to $75 or so.

I'd rather have a custom-made case to my specs (color, accessories, sizes, etc) than spend $100+ on a case that is "tolerable".

Plus, my parents opted to fund this project (odd, I know - I pay for all my shit), so why not jump on the opportunity?
#14
Haha I gotcha! Yeah when you're using that many layers of paint it can get pretty costly, especially with clear coats. I know whatcha mean bout parent funded adventures. Nice!
"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley
#15
Well that looks a lot more difficult than i imagined.

Im just looking at a plank style one. maybe 24"x18" or something im not sure. I dont need it to be at an angle or anything.
2012 Gibson Les Paul Custom Classic
2001 Schecter C-1 Classic
2007 Yamaha APX500
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#16
Bump, can anyone help me out with the electronics? I think I know what I'm going to do for everything else, but I need to know how to power 6 pedals as cheap as possible.
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2007 Yamaha APX500
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Assorted Pedals!

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