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#41
Quote by floydian07
You're talking about Post #3, right?


Yes, the pedalboard case. While it wouldn't be impossible to add a leg or something on the bottom of the case, I just feel it's rather pointless to do so. If you do that, you're actually making the entire rear of the board higher, meaning you'd have to lift your leg even more to access pedals on that level. You could actually build a slanted platform inside of the case and use a false floor for the wiring. This would slant the entire pedal surface towards you and also give you a way to keep things cleaner.
#42
Alright, I'll keep that in mind. Great thread, btw.
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#44
Hey, I want to start building a pedalboard, but I have no idea where to get the velcro for attaching the pedals, any idea?
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#45
sewing shops or really big department stores with a craft department, make sure its self adhesieve (sticky), or just the internets i suppose

velcro ftw!!!
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#46
You can also get it from the hardware store. 3M makes really good self adhesive industrial velcro tape. I used it on the last pedalboard I worked on, and keep in mind a little goes a long way. If you cover, say, the entire bottom of a boss pedal with the hook side, it's going to take a boat load of force to pull it off of the board. Really, with this 3M stuff, it only takes enough velcro to cover about 1/4 of the bottom of the pedal to hold that sucker on like cement.
#47
What I did was do a horizontal stripe across the width and two vertical stripes on the pedal, holds great.
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#48
I got the Velcro now, got another question:
My Vintage Crybaby has got little rubber feet, around the four bottom plate screws, that make the pedal be a little elevated from the ground, how am I gonna make it stick to the board now?
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#49
Quote by fexnah
I got the Velcro now, got another question:
My Vintage Crybaby has got little rubber feet, around the four bottom plate screws, that make the pedal be a little elevated from the ground, how am I gonna make it stick to the board now?


You can make a plate out of wood or plexi glass. You will need a piece about 3/16" - 1/4" thick. Remove the bottom plate from the wah. Now place the bottom plate on the wood/plexi sheet and trace the outline on the sheet...don't forget to mark where the screw holes are.

After you've traced the outline, cut it out of the sheet. Drill your screw holes (it is also a good idea to countersink your screws into this new bottom plate). When the plate is finished, you will mount it to the bottom of your wah without putting the rubber feet back on. You should now have a nice flat surface to attach your velcro to.

I might do a tutorial on this later on.

EDIT - or you can just take strips of plexi and do the same thing. It won't cover the entire area of the wah, but it would give you enough area to mount velcro to. Again, I could probably work up a tutorial for this later on.
#50
Oh, ok thanks. This sounds fine, lke this I don't have to cover the original plate in Velcro that sticks like hell and would be a problem to remove someday.
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#51
Quote by fexnah
Oh, ok thanks. This sounds fine, lke this I don't have to cover the original plate in Velcro that sticks like hell and would be a problem to remove someday.


Did you understand my explanation though? Do you need the tutorial?
#52
Quote by TwoString
Did you understand my explanation though? Do you need the tutorial?


I basically understood it, only: Should I take of the rubber from the screws and use them, or get new screws?

But a tutorial couldn't do any harm, I guess.
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#53
Quote by fexnah
I basically understood it, only: Should I take of the rubber from the screws and use them, or get new screws?

But a tutorial couldn't do any harm, I guess.


Yeah, just use the same screws but slip them out of the rubber feet.
#54
For the pedalboard case, how do you make it so that the lid detatches from the board with hinges??
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#56
Hm...thanks a bunch.
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#57
Hey, I was pretty set on the idea of making a pedalboard case, as in example two. But now I'm thinking about jsut doing example 1. What would be a good thing to put the board in to transport? My board would have to be at least 32"x15", that's why I'm having trouble thinking of something that would fit it....besides a guitar case...

EDIT: Nevermind...
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#59
Anyone have any ideas on ways to step away from the norm on the FAncy Plank board.

Add ons or extra things to make it look cooler/be easier to use or organize.
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#60
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Anyone have any ideas on ways to step away from the norm on the FAncy Plank board.

Add ons or extra things to make it look cooler/be easier to use or organize.


Not quite sure what you're asking. I was thinking about designing some kind of carbon fiber/fiber glass snap on cover for the thing, but it just didn't seem logical. I was also thinking about building a frame with a two piece board that would lock like a case, but it wouldn't be a true case (if that makes sense). I don't have time to draw out plans tonight, but maybe soon if I get some more time.
#61
I might of already asked this, but if I'm covering the pedalboard in carpet or tolex...probably carpet...do I put to together an then cover it, or cover each piece individually and then put together??
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#63
This thread is really useful and needs finishing. Updates man, updates!

And I have a question. When building the flightcase pedalboard, is it possible to put a slight slant on the board but build it into the board? Really simply I mean because Ive been trying to think of a simple way and everything I think of is well complicated Only like a 15 degree angle or something close to that.
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#65
Well, it took awhile, but I finally got around to taking pics of my pedalboard.
Haven't gotten around to making a case for it yet, but thats coming up.
The material I used for the covering the store called Trunk Lining.
It works great with Velcro. Put a few small strips of Velcro on the bottom of a pedal and it sticks really good. Plus you can move them all around without worrying about "Is there enough Velcro on the board to hold this?" etc.
(Excuse the messy floor).

The front view and top view kinda show how I hide the cables.
There is enough room under there to hide all the cables and more.

Front view:



Top View:



Pedalboard I\O:
That little section to the left of where the cable jacks are has a removable cover in case of jack problems or whatever. You can also see the power input from my 1Spot adapter. I haven't gotten around to putting the mount on for that yet.

#66
CodeMonk thats beaut, looks very nice
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#68
I really like the "Fancy Plank" pedal board.
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#69
I figured I'd stop in and give you a look at what I'm currently using...



It's the same design as the pedalboard I built, just smaller. I found it for $40 and couldn't pass it up. I've been putting off recovering it, but it really needs to have tolex instead of that carpet covering. I have to say I'm becomming a bigger and bigger fan of pedaltrain these days, so my pedalboard cases might become a thing of the past once I take the leap and buy a PT. Compare 7 pounds to my case, which is somewhere around 18 pounds unloaded.
#70
Where could I get alluminum trim?
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#72
Thanks TwoString!

(open question)
What color of tolex would look awesome on the pedal board case? I was thinking of orange but I might go with the classic black...
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#73
Quote by Kakashi98
Thanks TwoString!

(open question)
What color of tolex would look awesome on the pedal board case? I was thinking of orange but I might go with the classic black...


Take you pick...

Tweed is cool for a bit of an old school look. I've been tempted to use white or cream Mesa style (looks more like leather), mabye even the wine red. You can even look elsewhere...metal-flake vinyl would be rad. Charcoal or a deep blue would suit that pretty well.
#74
Quote by TwoString
I figured I'd stop in and give you a look at what I'm currently using...



It's the same design as the pedalboard I built, just smaller. I found it for $40 and couldn't pass it up. I've been putting off recovering it, but it really needs to have tolex instead of that carpet covering. I have to say I'm becomming a bigger and bigger fan of pedaltrain these days, so my pedalboard cases might become a thing of the past once I take the leap and buy a PT. Compare 7 pounds to my case, which is somewhere around 18 pounds unloaded.


hey, does the fact that your board is deeper than usual bothersome? Does it make it anymore difficult to engage pedals and wahs etc. I ask cuz im looking around for/wanting to build a board, and i could easily have the option of making one deep like yours is.

Thanks
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#75
Quote by guitaro69
hey, does the fact that your board is deeper than usual bothersome? Does it make it anymore difficult to engage pedals and wahs etc. I ask cuz im looking around for/wanting to build a board, and i could easily have the option of making one deep like yours is.

Thanks


It actually wasn't deep at all. It was a pretty decent setup. I've since switched to Pedal Train boards and I'm currently using a PT-2 and a PT-Pro depending on what I need at the moment. Both the pedalboard you linked to and my larger DIY board (see build thread below) are up for grabs if anyone is interested.



Last edited by TwoString at Jul 28, 2009,
#76
Hey. When are you gonna do the Trailer Trash tut? Those are freakin awesome boards, but they're expensive as hell.
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#77
Quote by apak
Hey. When are you gonna do the Trailer Trash tut? Those are freakin awesome boards, but they're expensive as hell.


Sorry, not all that interested in doing a trailer trash board anymore. I'm pretty well stuck on pedal train now. I'm pretty happy with those boards for right now. If I built anything again, I'd go for a carbon fiber pedal train style board with a carbon/aluminum hard shell case.
#78
Could you visit photobucket, so those pics become viewable again. Now it just says "__________ hasn't visited photobucket for 90 days, visit to reactivate" or something similar to that.

You have just helped me solve my pedalboard design problem. Thanks!
I'm gonna do a Google Sketchup diagram of it now. I chose to do the one with the lid that attaches to it, Hard to explain.
I built a box for my pedalboard, but screwed up some dimensions, so now it doesn't fit in it. It's a cable and other stuff box now.
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#79
Quote by timbit2006
Could you visit photobucket, so those pics become viewable again. Now it just says "__________ hasn't visited photobucket for 90 days, visit to reactivate" or something similar to that.

You have just helped me solve my pedalboard design problem. Thanks!
I'm gonna do a Google Sketchup diagram of it now. I chose to do the one with the lid that attaches to it, Hard to explain.
I built a box for my pedalboard, but screwed up some dimensions, so now it doesn't fit in it. It's a cable and other stuff box now.


Pics should be working again. I haven't signed in to that photobucket account since I uploaded the pics for this tutorial. Needless to say, it's been an age.

Still getting along fine with the Pedaltrain PT-2 here. Current board is running solid for a good while now and most likely won't change any time soon.



The pedalboard case I built is still looking for a new home if anyone is interested.
#80
Thanks TwoString!
Might I be able to get the dimensions of one of those clasp, latch-like things? I'm not sure if 4Cm is big enough for the bottom part. Also, I could put it in sketchup, making it worlds easier, rather than guessing.
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