Multi Layer Pedal Board for Guitar~





Introduction: Multi Layer Pedal Board for Guitar~

this is a DJ CD case turned upside down with 2 layers of masonite (pegboard with no holes). I run an acoustic guitar through all of these pedals to create "live loops" so i needed to have an extremely quiet sound with no low hum or buzz. i ran George L's audio cables and tons of 9volt power. i think this may be the most amount of pedals you can get into one space.

Step 1: First Is to Start From Scratch.

i pulled all of the foam lining and 3 cd dividers out of the bootom, turned it all upside down adn this is NOW the bottom. basically it is a plywood and metal frame with a poly outer any roadcase.

Step 2: Second Level Cut

cut to fit board for second level

Step 3: Spaced Them

i have 18 pedals or so that i had to startegically place

Step 4: Traced and Cut

next i cut traced each pedal with the correct spacing for the 1/4 right angle cords to fit into each pedal, as well as the 9volt power cables.

Step 5: Drilled Holes

i aligned each board together adn drilled holes for the audio, the elctric and teh straps to hold them in.

Step 6: Spacers

next i added spacers made of 1/4 pine shims by glueing them at strategically random places.

Step 7: New Layer

then i added another layer so as to have the audio and electric separate from each other.

Step 8: Pintar, Pintar!

so i paint it all black

Step 9: Audio

now the tallest layer is upside down, i have ran all the audio throught the 1/8 inch holes and taped them down. notice i labeled the input and output of each pedal on the board..

Step 10: Top View

now tat the length of each cable is custom i don't have to worry about too much sound diminish from yards of cable.
the difficultty with Pedals is that actual order they need to be in vs the most efficient place for them to be~

Step 11: Bottom Layer - Electric

now i run the electric on the very bottom layer, and zip-tie in the first layer of pedals.

Step 12: Final

the bottom layer straps to the top layer holding it secure. the audio and electric run perpendicular adn completely separate. all of this then fits snugly into the case and the rubber grommets on the bottom have bolts that go through them that go through the bottom layer to the top layer holding it all very secure together. i am happy.

Step 13: New Design

same process many times over.  i eventually hardwired all pedals to a 9v strip.  each pedal has  hole drilled in the bottom and wiring routed down through the pedal and the top layer of board.  it also gave me more real estate on the top where i could moved the pedals closer together.  this new layout fits perfectly in an acoustic guitar case that i have removed the guts from.  i should upload it soon...hmmm



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    i like this pedal board so much and I want to say I make good pedals too...It will be so nice to have this pedal board with my pedals. If you want to have a look on my pedals, U r welcome to

    Thanks man, I've got to do something about my set-up, it's a mess. Guess I can measure out a separate case for the RC-50 and POD HD... If I even come close to building one like yours, I'll send ya a picture and a bottle. Thanks


    ive a qwestion ? now i dont play guitar but i do synth an mix an have an oragan i press keys on to get more outa my synth .What my qwestion is can or is it possible to run a mike threw thous foot pedals im in need of somthing i can change my voice patern in i run it all into my computer then on into my sterios as my dule amps , i just goof off at home with this stuff an find that after i get the sounds recorded that i like i use a wavepad to lay down the complet track mixed then from there i have a movie maker i can lay 2to 3 track pieces together or overlaping , i would like to beable to add words to it just not in my cruddy voice thou lol

    Absolutely. You can run vocals through just about anything. Just find an xlr to 1/4 adapter and start stomping. Do a YouTube search for Beardy man. I know he has. Good luck.

    Thats cool! Is it hard to reach the center pedals? It might be better if they were all parrelell

    Hey man, whats that mouse used for on your board? A A/B selector or a Pedal selector?

    it's the external tap for my dd5 have modded the dd5 since then to incorporate the tap on it~

    just for the that a computer mouse in the top left hand corner on top of the pedal power? what's that for? great organization and ideas. that is until you find you want to switch the order, replace george Ls, simplify as you become a better musician/want to seek better tones, etc. but if you are set with this, it works great.