Here's how you can make your own pedal-box for your budding DIY rock-n-roll career. You *could* buy one of these that would be lighter, but also more expensive. Why not BUILD YOUR OWN?! :)
Step 1: Background Info
DIY is very "rock-n-roll" these days, or so it seems - complete with heroes, big money, and, well, the presence of detectable groupies has yet to be determined.. But what could possibly be more rock-n-roll than...rock-n-roll itself?? And DIY-rock-n-roll must be like, the ultimate, right? Well anyway, if you're still reading, let's get down to business. This instructable is about building your own pedal-box, so you can bring all of your reverb/tremolo/thrash pedals to the show *already pre-connected to each other*. That way you don't have to spend valuable on-stage time plugging them all in after the earlier band finally clears out (time is of the essence here, because the only thing standing between you and thousands of screaming groupies is your lousy pile of cables and power supplies). So get moving!
Step 2: What you need
Here are the materials you need in order you make your own super-spiffy pedal-container-box...
- small (1-inch-or-less per side) angle-braces
- nuts and bolts
- a handle
- a latch (we used window latches)
- paint or varnish
- velcro or carpeting
- stickers from your favorite indie rock bands