Introduction: Simple Pedalboard
This is a simple and easy DIY guitar effect pedalboard.
Even if you only have two pedals a pedalboard can help you keep organized. The pedalboard helps keep the pedals in place and turns many objects in to one easy to carry object.
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Step 1: Tools and Materals
Tools you will need
Drill(If You don't have velcro)
Materals you will need
Wire(If You don't have velcro)
Step 2: Cutting the Wood
Select you wood. If you do not use a power supply for your effects make sure you have enough space between you pedals to unplug the cable from the input jack. Mark a box around the effects and cut it out. You may use a ban saw and or a sander to make designs in the wood or even a carrying handle but I chose to keep it simple. If you want to have you board angled cut blocks out and nail or screw them to what will be the far right and left corners.
Step 3: Painting/Staining
If you are going to paint it keep the coats thin and even. Hand paint any designs or use a stencil and spray paint it on.
If you chose a piece of wood with nice grain you may want to stain it. I don't know much about staining so you'll have to follow the directions on the can.
Witch ever one you chose make sure its 100% dry before you go on.
Step 4: Mounting With Velcro
If you have velcro read this step if you don't go on to the next one.
Figure out what side of the velcro will go on what(I put loops on the effects and hooks on the board) Its important you put the hooks on the board and the loops on the pedals, that way you can switch the order of your chain. Start by cutting them in to strips(see 2nd pic). Peal the vinyl strip off the loop side of the velcro and stick the velcro to the corners of the pedals. Take the hook side of the velcro and stick it to the loop side. Remove the vinal strip off the hook side and place the pedal on the board. Leave it there while you apply the others to give it time to adhere to the board.
Step 5: Mounting With Wire
If you don't have velcro this is the step you need to take instead.
figure out where you are going to put each petal and holes on eather side. Run wire up through one hole over the pedal and down the other. On the underside of the board twist the wires together. Repeat this for all the pedals.
Step 6: Nonslip Mat
Finaly for the nonslip mat. This will stop you pedalboard from moving when you turn the pedals on and off or kick it by mastake.
If you did not put tilt on you board take your board and place it over the nonslip mat and trace a line around it. Take the board off and cut on the line. Finaly flip the board over and use the stapler to staple the mat to the bottem.
If you put tilt on you board or do not have enough mat to do the way I jest stated do it this way. Cut out four squares the size of the blocks used to give it a tilt. Place one at each corner and staple it in place.
Step 7: Done!
There now your done. Now you have a way to keep your pedals from moving around and a way to keep everthing to gether and organised.
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