#1
Hey, so I'm going to be playing a lot of shows soon. I'm spending almost $700 on a tuning pedal, new overdrive, pickups and a bigbsy for my guitar this summer, and I still need a pedal board. What is the cheapest I can get a good for practice/gigging/a little touring? I need space for a big muff, fulltone mosfet, tuning pedal and a couple regular sized pedals. So like an 8 pedal board, at least that size. I'd prefer not to spend much more if possible. The guy at guitar center tried to sell me a $220 voodoo labs board/power supply but I'm sure there has to be be a good option thats not as much.
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#2
build your own
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#3
^^ This +1

Piece of ply large enough to accommodate your pedals, something to raise the angle slightly, from the rear, black paint, velcro and a couple of handles to safely lift it.
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#4
don't use plywood, take your time and make a nice board. solid plywood board is gonna be heavy as hell. buy some 1x4s and rip em to 2.5 inches wide, then make a pedaltrain/gorm style board.
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#5
I just got a petaltrain board. Mine is the mini but they make em in all sizes. It's solid steel. They are not too expensive but they do not have power supplies. I like mine.
#6
Get a GORM board from Ikea. They're like 6 bucks. And there are heaps of threads on here, harmony central and the gear page on how to do it and people showing off their own GORM boards.
#7
The problem with the GORM board is that the wood is very cheap. Better off spending a few extra bucks for good wood and building one in the vein of a GORM
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#8
Always nicer to build your own, way cheaper and you can make it just how you want it.

However, if you're like me and have the carpentry skills of a block of aged cheddar, and don't have a friend who can build things like that (which luckily I did) and absolutely MUST shell out the cashola on a pedalboard. I'd suggest Gator. Their stuff is nice and solid and really well priced.
#9
Rondomusic has some decent boards. I own the biggest one they make and it holds up to all my gigging. It's only like 75 bucks shipped, too.
#10
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don't use plywood, take your time and make a nice board. solid plywood board is gonna be heavy as hell. buy some 1x4s and rip em to 2.5 inches wide, then make a pedaltrain/gorm style board.

My first board was ply and didn't weigh too much. It's still sitting at my folk's place, as far as I know.

Although with it being wooden I woudn't put it past my old man to have burned it...
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#11
I think I might just get a rondo board for like 80, and then next year when I have more money and I'm playing even more shows, upgrade to an even nicer board. As somebody stated about themselves earlier, my carpentry skills are truly equivalent to that of a block of aged cheddar
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#12
I highly recommend the Gator GPT boards. I have 2 of them, and I am completely satisfied with them. They're not like all the other POS boards you can buy in the same price range - they're built smart. It's kind of hard to explain, but you'll see what I mean in the pics. http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/productDetail/productDetail.jsp?src=3WFRWXX&entProductId=546156
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#13
Yeah building your own will save a bunch. It may not be as portable as a made one but meh its still better. Ask GB&C for top tips
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#15
Making your own is much cheaper, but they're no good for gigging. You'd have to buy a flightcase which would cost as much as a pre-made. I have a Gator Gigbox I got second-hand. It's hardy and it has a handy cavity underneath.
#16
local gigs you don't need a flight case, I made one out of a $12 1"x48"x12" piece of wood. I cut one that's 12x12 and one that's 12x36 not ply, solid wood. they are light, strong, and I made mine red with white velcro. unless you're trying to make a gorm board, a retard could make one, it seems you're set on buying one though. all it takes is a hunk of wood and velcro, paint and handles are always nice
#17
My pedalboard is just a piece of wood with a second level in the back thats about a 1/2 inch up. I have a suit case that it fits perfectly in and I just put some foam in there when we gig. At the show I just pull the board out of the suitcase and set it down.
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