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Anybody here ever build their own. Any tips/instructions would be greatly appreciated. I've never done anything like this before, but funds are low at the moment and I really can't afford a new one. Thanx:thumb:
 

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Anybody here ever build their own. Any tips/instructions would be greatly appreciated. I've never done anything like this before, but funds are low at the moment and I really can't afford a new one. Thanx:thumb:
Go to Home Depot. Buy plank of wood about 3 feet long and 1 foot wide, or rummage through the junk pile. By some self-sticking velcro. Get another piece of wood like a 1x1 and as long as the board. Need some screws, about 1/2 dozen that are 1 1/2 inch long.

Put velcro on the effects you have and the board, use the 1x1 as a riser and screw it underneath the front edge of the board to creat an incline.

Voila! For under $10 you have a pedal board system to call your own.:rock:
 

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Excellent! Thanx EJ:thumb:
Any thoughts on how to power it? I hate batteries and I don't want wires everywhere.
 

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Also, try to find some of that carpet covering for speaker cabinets and glue it to your board. It's excellent for sticking the velcro to from the pedals. As for power, since you don't have much moolah, I'd suggest maybe one of the Boss Daisy Chains or a Godlyke power supply. They're relatively cheap compared say to a Voodooo Pedal Power (though the Voodoo is the S**T for people powering different pedal brands). Or you could build one like mine...
 

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Hey PG. The carpet that gproud suggested is wonderful. You can put the velcro on the back of your pedal and reposition them as needed. As far as a power supply just make sure its mA rating is greater than your highest rated pedal. .They only use what they need but if the powersupply is under-rated it will starve them and make paperweights out of them. Power Flex makes a great power supply that runs under 60 bucks. Also hit your local Radio Shack and get a small inline A/C power conditioner to avoid any drops or spikes to your new board. Use tie wraps (zip strips) to keep the cords nice and neat and avoid any snags. A good multi outlet powerstrip is always a good idea for the A/C powered stuff like some of the old Morleys and tube effects. They make the ones that hold up to 6 Transformers (d/c adapters) for about 12 bucks and those give you alot of space.
Hope this helps
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go to walmart and get a roll of black automotive carpet for $7. i have covered speaker cabs, effect racks and all kinds of stuff with it. very durable and looks like the expensive ozite covering.
 
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I just use an old guitar case that I tore the hinges off of, installed new latches on it & cut the lining so that the top & bottom come completely apart.

I just turned it upside down one day & thought, 'hell, my pedals would fit in there perfectly!'
If your case has that compartment for tools & extra strings, you'll need to tear it out.
Next step is to get velcro so the pedals stay put & to install a powerstrip in it.
voila! instant pedalboard:woot:
 
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