Intro: 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 shell...like 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