SKB Corporation has been known for innovative guitar pedalboards for more than 18 years. The latest innovation is the 1SKB-FN-8 FootNote – the very first amplified pedalboard. Featuring a built-in 5W combo amp, designed by legendary amp designer Gary Sunda and a 6" Eminence® speaker, the 1SKB-FN-8 FootNote is like no other pedalboard on the market.
The injection molded pedalboard features a 9” x 12” mounting surface which is sloped for easier access to the rear pedals. The 1SKB-FN-8 FootNote can power up to (8) 9VDC battery powered pedals with the supplied power cables. Additionally, the FootNote features a 1/8” AUX/MP3 stereo line input for external audio playback and incorporates the same cable tester found on the 1SKB-PS-55 StageFive Professional pedalboard. Included is a Headphone Output for monitoring or silent practice and a Line Out that is ideal for live or recording use. The convenient internal speaker on/off switch is independent of the Line Out and Headphone Output modes for maximum flexibility. One of the most unique features is the Speaker Out that allows the FootNote to drive an external 4 ohm speaker load. On top of all of that, the FootNote can run on AC with the supplied thermal protected power supply or DC power using 6 D-Cell batteries (batteries not included).
“It was great to work with industry veteran Gary Sunda on the development of the FootNote “states Steph Maffei, SKB Product Manager. “There was a lot of hard work that went into the development of this product and Gary’s vast amp building expertise made everything a whole lot easier. In addition to building a product that would make guitar player’s lives much easier, we wanted to make a product that guitarists (of any skill level) would actually want to play. With Gary’s help, I believe we have done that!”
The most versatile pedalboard on the market, the 1SKB-FN-8 FootNote is great whether on stage, at home, at a park or on a tour bus. All of this for a street price of just $179.99 (US MAP) and will be available in mid-August, 2011. For those that want a carry case for the 1SKB-FN-8 FootNote pedalboard, a rolling soft case will be available as an accessory.