Just ask any gigging guitarist who uses more than 2 or 3 pedals and they’ll tell you that a pedalboard is essential. Even for home studio usage, a pedalboard can prove crucial for helping maintain proper organization and cutting down on clutter. If you’re in the market for a pedalboard, there’s generally three options – DIY pedalboards, custom-made pedalboards, and mass manufactured Pedalboards.
DIY pedalboards are the most cost-effective solutions and can be as simple as attaching pedals to a piece of plywood with velcro or rubber bands. Even tone connoisseur Eric Johnson makes very simple pedalboards from sheets of plywood. If you want a board that’s to your specs but you’re not up for building, there are several places (NYC Pedalboards, Pumaboards) that will build a custom board to your specs.
Of course, such custom designs come at a price. Perhaps the most common option is simply to buy a board that is mass-manufactured such as Pedaltrain, SKB, or Furman. It’s possible to find both powered and unpowered pedalboards to suite your needs.
Personally, we recommend the Pedaltrain pedalboard series.
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