#1
so what material is good for making a pedalboard? as in what kind of wood?
i was thinking maybe composite, but it seems really weak to me. i need a light wood that can withstand a beating. i've been aso thinking about acrylic plexiglass. however, i have no idea about the weight compared to wood. is it heavier or lighter or the same? if it's the same or lighter, i think thatd be kickass
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#2
Any type of wood will work. Just make sure it is solid.
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#5
I went to Home Depot and bought a black 13 X 24 shelf, covered it in felt, added some feet and a couple of handles and had a pedal board for under 20.00. I have a pic of it up on my page under gear pics. works great and best of all it was cheap.
#6
I've always used Aspen shelves from Lowe's. Not as heavy as some hardwoods, but solid and easy to work with.
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#7
Quote by gurg06
If you live in america....it would probably be cheaper to buy one from this site I found...
http://www.rondomusic.com/pedalcases.html

no.. it's more expensive.


so no opinion on plexiglass?
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#8
I just built one with 3/4" birch ply for the base and 1/4" dimensional for stand off shelves.

Also, I found plastic peg-board (the stuff you put on walls to hang tools) and used that on top of the boards. I think it looks very cool.

I thought of using the peg board for the base, but it isn't rigid enough. I think it's close to thin plexi in strength so I think if you added some cross supports might be able to plexi as the base.
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#9
Quote by apak
no.. it's more expensive.


so no opinion on plexiglass?


remembering its a full case not just a board....the cheapest I've ever found on the internet....
#12
Quote by Toolfan11
Plywood and velcro or those plastic ties.

what velcro? really? i was just gonna screw my pedals onto the board.they that those two hole metal things.
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#13
any wood will do. though light is preferable. i just made a full pedal case out of a tread board (the piece of wood you run on when running on a treadmill) and its nice other than the fact is heavy as hell and i needed to reinforce it with aluminum braces.

but yeah velcro works nice for mounting. the industrial strength stuff holds up fine
#14
Quote by apak
what velcro? really? i was just gonna screw my pedals onto the board.they that those two hole metal things.

I use velcro with a sticky back It's pretty much like tape with velcro on the non sticky side. then you put the opposite side of the velcro on the bottom of the pedal.
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#15
sorry for the hijack,

but anyone know how well speaker carpet holds up compared to velcro. i still have to line my case and velcro costs quite a bit (since i want to line the whole bottom its run be about $20 in velcro).

but i have some gorilla glue so would that and speaker carpet be durable enough?