You’re getting into guitar and you need to take your pedals with you?
You have so many pedals that they all don’t fit on your pedalboard?
Or maybe you just want a new one because the one you have is too big and ugly?
Then this post is for YOU! I will show you how easy it is to make your own custom pedalboard. All the steps are shown with photos and videos, so no confusion possible. It won’t take more than 20 minutes for a standard pedalboard.
Pedalboard is a site built around the idea of how to make your own pedalboard. There are lots of different ways to make one, and this site will go through them all. But first, here’s a quick tip on how to decide between building a custom pedalboard or buying one ready-made:
If you want to create your own pedalboard, you should try to build it yourself. It’s not as hard as it sounds and it will save you money because you don’t have to buy the parts. If you want something that comes ready-made, then look at the pre-built ones that are available online or in stores near you.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the tools needed for making your own pedalboard:
The main tools needed are: a drill, saw, router, jigsaw and sandpaper (or power sander). Also required are: screws, bolts nuts washers locking washers gloves safety glasses ear protection respirators mask (if using power tools) clamps (for holding down parts while working on them) hammer tape measure ruler pencil paper scissors glue wooden dowels (used when attaching cork sheets) cork sheets (these are used as spacers between pedals) rubber bands (these are
How To Make Your Own Pedalboard
Construction of my first pedalboard took me a while, but I kept running into problems, particularly with the power supply and how to fit it all together. I thought it would be good to document my experiences – mistakes and lessons learned – so that you can follow my steps and avoid the same pitfalls.
I’ve broken the process down into twelve steps, grouped together by their physical location on the board. To make it easier to follow, I’ve also included photos and videos.
It’s a fairly long blog post…but hopefully you’ll find some useful info along the way!
Last week I decided to build myself a new pedalboard for my home practice amp rig. My existing board was OK, but it wasn’t really built to last and lacked some of the features I wanted. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and build one myself using plywood and aluminium angle brackets.
Time: 2-3 hours
I started this blog as a project to keep myself busy. I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands lately and figured it would be a good idea to start a blog since I have been wanting to do that for a long time. I have been playing guitar for almost 10 years now and have always had a fascination with amps, pedals and all the other little things that make up the world of guitar. If you are reading this, then most likely you like guitar related stuff too!
What I plan on doing is making this blog informative and helpful when it comes to getting the most out of your rig. There are so many pedals out there and so many ways to use them that it can be very confusing on where to start. So my goal is to help people make their own pedalboard, find the right pedals for them and get the most out of their set-up by showing different effects chains and combinations that can be achieved with certain types of pedals.
I hope you enjoy what I write about here because I know I will enjoy writing it!
The truth is, there is no correct way to set up your pedalboard. There are many ways and each way has its advantages and disadvantages. The goal here is to help you find the best solution for your needs. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us!
In this article I will explain the basics of building a pedalboard, what materials you need and how to go about it.
The first thing you need to do is decide on a design. I recommend using a piece of paper and drawing out what you want your pedalboard to look like. You can then use that drawing as a guide when building your pedalboard.
You can also use one of the free templates available online such as the ones found at my site: www.guitarpedalboards.com/templates/index.html
A good way to start out is with a template that has been designed by someone else. This way you can see how other people have approached their own pedalboards before making your own!
Once you have decided on a design, it’s time to decide what kind of wood you are going to use for your project. Most people prefer plywood because it’s inexpensive, easy to work with
It’s always a good idea to have a spare set of strings in your case just in case you break one. This is especially important if you are playing a gig and you break a string. Below are the steps to restringing a guitar with photos and videos. First, what you need:
1. Wire cutters
2. New strings
3. String winder (optional)
4. String clippers (optional)