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    So Ive finally accumulated enough pedals to consider acquiring a pedalboard, since the time/energy involved in moving and setting them all up is starting to get on my nerves. However, I just can't seem to justify paying $150+ for a plank of wood or an aluminum rack. Therefore, Ive come to the conclusion that I must be able to build my own plank/rack that will serve as my "pedalboard". I was just curious if there is a particularly good method to go about doing this? And what materials would be best for the board itself and attaching the pedals to it?

    Anyone here done this before?



    Any advice would be appreciated,

    Nick
    If you think this forum sucks visit here:http://www.guitarampboard.com/index.php started by user guitarbilly74

  • #2
    buy a plank of wood. finish if desired. attach velcro (assuming you dont hate velcro). attach pedals.



    another option would be an IKEA GORM board. Also, user jnepo1 on here makes very nice useable boards for very reasonable prices.
    Originally Posted by OverDriven


    That is probably the single most ****************ed up thing I've ever seen posted on HCAF. Congrats.



    Good deals with: jnepo1

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    • #3
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      Originally Posted by charveldan


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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by JR13
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        buy a plank of wood. finish if desired. attach velcro (assuming you dont hate velcro). attach pedals.



        another option would be an IKEA GORM board. Also, user jnepo1 on here makes very nice useable boards for very reasonable prices.




        How do you put velcro on the pedals? Also just any kind of wood?

        looking up the ikea gorm...
        If you think this forum sucks visit here:http://www.guitarampboard.com/index.php started by user guitarbilly74

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by Nick H
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          Also just any kind of wood?




          It depends on the tone you are after.
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          • #6
            I bought a 3 dollar gorm board from Ikea. Screwed a riser to the back to slant it. Painted it black. Covered it in velcro. Ziptied a power strip underneath. Used onespots to power things (had one for the stuff in the loop, one for the stuff up front). Worked pretty well. Sold it to Billy. Also, bought a bag for it.
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            • #7
              I bought a 3 dollar gorm board from Ikea. Screwed a riser to the back to slant it. Painted it black. Covered it in velcro. Ziptied a power strip underneath. Used onespots to power things (had one for the stuff in the loop, one for the stuff up front). Worked pretty well. Sold it to Billy. Also, bought a bag for it.
              Peavey ESP DiMarzio

              I get my tubes from ValveQueen...you should too!!

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by jds22
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                It depends on the tone you are after.




                Most definitely! Pine has a nice airy, crisp top end. Its fairly soft though so be careful!



                Oak is very dense and produces a dark tone, it also conducts electricity better so your pedals will run more efficiently from the power supply.
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by jds22
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                  It depends on the tone you are after.




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                  • #10
                    piece of wood is always best



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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by NinjaRaf
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                      I bought a 3 dollar gorm board from Ikea. Screwed a riser to the back to slant it. Painted it black. Covered it in velcro. Ziptied a power strip underneath. Used onespots to power things (had one for the stuff in the loop, one for the stuff up front). Worked pretty well. Sold it to Billy. Also, bought a bag for it.




                      You need a separate one spot for the pedals in front and in the loop?

                      And how does the velcro work, do you just glue a peice of velcro to the bottom of each pedal?

                      Nevertheless, that sounds like a great setup for what it costs.
                      If you think this forum sucks visit here:http://www.guitarampboard.com/index.php started by user guitarbilly74

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by Nick H
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                        You need a separate one spot for the pedals in front and in the loop?

                        And how does the velcro work, do you just glue a peice of velcro to the bottom of each pedal?

                        Nevertheless, that sounds like a great setup for what it costs.




                        you can buy strips of velcro with adhesive.
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                        • #13
                          I need to make one. I am also confused on what order to place all the pedals in the signal chain.
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                          • #14
                            Here is my homemade board.



                            Crook Custom Telecaster - Blue Sparkle Paisley
                            Fender American Telecaster - 3-Tone Burst
                            Mesa/Boogie Stiletto Trident Stage I
                            Mesa/Boogie 2-12 Recto Cab
                            Peavey Bandit
                            Peavey Special 112
                            Xotic, Fulltone, Ibanez Effects
                            TC Electronic iB Modified G-System






                            Originally Posted by charveldan


                            Drunk guy through a PV, that's Rock-n-Roll.



                            Good transactions: Whirlwind, Geese_com, Ultron, Soundgardener75, Caustic69, EJ, Mercutioburns

                            ‎Founder of the HCAF SS

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by ju5t1n20
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                              Here is my homemade board.







                              nice
                              Ibanez JS-1000 / Ibanez RG3-120535Q > Keeley Compressor > Xotic Custom Shop BB Preamp > Hartman FlangerLaney VH100R / Laney GH50L (MXR 10-band EQ > Line 6 DL-4)Geezer Sound Co. 2x12 (80w ceramic WGS BL-80)
                              Also own: 1966 Fender Pro Reverb with Weber Californias, Dano CTO-1, Keeley SD-1, EHX D.EM

                              Yes that's my girlfriend.

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