#1
Hello GB&C forums,

I'm building my own pedalboard (yes, I know, who doesn't do that?) and now I have a few questions to ask.

First off, I'm looking for a good power supply for 6 pedals - Right now I have a Bad Monkey overdrive and an off-brand yet quite expensive delay pedal (already 500 mA total there), but in the long run I think I'll add a wah, EQ, chorus and compressor into the mix.

I don't have all the money in the world, though, so a specialised power supply (Voodoo Labs Pedal Power et al) is probably going to be too expensive for me.

Your help is, of course, much appreciated.
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#3
Are you building a pedalboard using wood?
Or are you buying a bunch of pedals and calling the group of them a pedalboard? If so, this is in the wrong forum. It's a common mistake now that the damned drum forum is in the way.
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#4
Quote by timbit2006
Are you building a pedalboard using wood?
Or are you buying a bunch of pedals and calling the group of them a pedalboard? If so, this is in the wrong forum. It's a common mistake now that the damned drum forum is in the way.
*Reported for move*

I'm actually modifying an old briefcase into a place to store and power pedals, not just buying pedals and calling the group of 'em a pedalboard. I have already planned the rest of the build out, though. I may post pictures, if that's nessecary, to show progress.
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Last edited by PsiGuy60 at May 19, 2011,
#5
Sounds to me like this can stay in the GB&C.

PsiGuy60, pics would be great. In the GB&C we love to see pics of things the other members build and modify. As for your power supply question, Right now I'm using a Visual Sound 1 Spot to power my entire pedalboard, which is 8 pedals. You may wanna check it out.
#6
Prepare for picture dumpage.


Closed briefcase and my size 13 shoe.


Open board, velcro layout, and my sports bag.

Already done:
- Remove briefcase innards
- Apply velcro tape
- Staple inner lining for solidity

To-do list:
- Acquire power supply and 3 female to male instrument cables.
- Drill holes in backside for 4 cables (before-amp out, FX loop in and out, power supply).
- Make holes look pretty.
- Insert cables into designated holes.

All in all, not a complicated build. However, it is nonetheless a build.

PS. I'll look into the Visual Sound 1 spot a bit more. Thanks.
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Last edited by PsiGuy60 at May 19, 2011,
#7
2 questions:
Are you going to make the board removable or will the brief case stay like that?
What do you need male to female cables for?
#8
Quote by inkandlead
2 questions:
Are you going to make the board removable or will the brief case stay like that?
What do you need male to female cables for?

The briefcase will forever be a pedalboard when I'm done.
The male to female cables are so that I can plug directly into the pedalboard instead of having to awkwardly go around or though it with a cable all the time (also for playing with the lid closed in case of rain).
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#9
By removable I meant will the sides that you've got opened in front of the board still be there like you have it? With the bulk of the case just being up vertical in front of the board I'd be worried about it falling/being knocked over.
#10
Quote by inkandlead
By removable I meant will the sides that you've got opened in front of the board still be there like you have it? With the bulk of the case just being up vertical in front of the board I'd be worried about it falling/being knocked over.

With some pedals on there, it's actually quite stable - you'd have to make a conscious effort to kick it shut or make it fall over. I understand the concern, though. It does look a tad wonky without any pedals or side walls. The side walls get in the way though, so I decided not to bother with 'em.
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Last edited by PsiGuy60 at May 19, 2011,