#1
So, I really have no idea where to begin. I need to build/buy a pedalboard for gigging (w/ velcro'd pedals and pedals connected neatly by little cables). I've never really gigged before, but I'm going to get started doing so. I have a Marshall JCM2000 and 2x12 Orange cab. I have a few basic pedals: TS7, NS-2, MXR 10-band. At most I'd want to add maybe just a few more pedals (tuner, chorus, volume?) . But anyhow, should I buy or build a pedalboard to attach all my pedals to? What kind of board would you recommend a pedalboard n00bie? I do want quality, but I just need something basic in design. Also, I have no idea how to power the pedalboard. I used to have a 9volt 1-Spot, but that's not really the right idea for live gigging situations, right? Or is it? I don't even know In live situations, are you supposed to be expected to plug your power adapter into an outlet? And how does your power adapter attach to the pedalboard? Any help at all to help me get in the right direction would be appreciated. Thank you all so much.
#2
Regarding the pedalboard: Pedaltrain. Fine quality and fine price. You may go used.

But anyhow, should I buy or build a pedalboard to attach all my pedals to?


I prefer to build mine, but that's up to you really.

In live situations, are you supposed to be expected to plug your power adapter into an outlet? And how does your power adapter attach to the pedalboard?


You will need to plug you power adapter into an outlet. Your power supply may be under the pedalboard (when there is room for it) or besides your pedals with velcro.

When looking for a power supply, you might want to get one with isolated outlets to reduce unwanted noise. My favorite are Voodoo or Walrus products.
#4
Thanks guys. Typically I'd need to purchase the velcro myself, right? (I'm guessing it wouldn't come with the pedaltrain).

Also, what product/brand would y'all recommend as one of those connector cables that you can cut and attach yourself?
#5
dc brick


DC brick is good on the cheap, but it is not isolated. If you are looking for reliable noiseless gear I would pass on the brick.

Typically I'd need to purchase the velcro myself, right?


Typically yes.

Also, what product/brand would y'all recommend as one of those connector cables that you can cut and attach yourself?


You mean pedalboard cable kit? George L's or Lava cables are pretty popular. I'd suggest you layout the board first tho, since you might add/remove/replace some pedals. Once your setup completed I'd look into those. Cable kits are more of a luxury in my opinion.

Edit: If you want to look at some "Pedalboard porn" check out Salvage Customs. Their products are insanly cool.
Last edited by Taz9 at Sep 24, 2015,
#6
Quote by fixationdarknes
Thanks guys. Typically I'd need to purchase the velcro myself, right? (I'm guessing it wouldn't come with the pedaltrain).

Also, what product/brand would y'all recommend as one of those connector cables that you can cut and attach yourself?

Pedaltrains actually come with velcro and mounting brackets for a power supply