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Unread 06-14-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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Pedalboards

I'm looking into acquiring a sturdy and reliable pedalboard that:
-Is around $50-$100
-Has enough space to accommodate 10-14 pedals
-DURABLE
-Built Like a tank
-Light (10-20 pounds without pedals)

So far I've checked the craigslist listings in my area and have only found the Gator Pedalboard Pro. Does anyone think this is a great board to gig and rehearse with?

I've looked into pedaltrain, but it looks like if i go that route i'll end up buying it new and spending around $110-$170 for one. I'd like to avoid that, so if anyone has any suggestions or knows of anything good let me know.

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Unread 06-14-2012, 05:32 AM   #2
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Check EVERYWHERE for DJ's that are selling cases that had their laptops in. Luckily my dad is a DJ and had one he was throwing out, I've had it a year and it's the only pedalboard case I've ever had that hasn't fallen apart on tour!

I ripped out the insides of it (the foam/case dividers etc) and built a wooden frame inside it to hold my pedals, works great.

I'm convinced that a lot of DJ cases secretly want to be pedalboard cases, a lot of them are just the right size, have a look!
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Unread 06-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #3
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Here's where I got mine, have had it for about 4 years now, takes a pretty decent beating so my pedals don't have to.

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Unread 06-14-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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I have the Gator Powered PRO with 11 pedals on it, including a Wah, a Volume and a EHX Memory Boy.

Pros:

- It's well below 20lbs without pedals
- It can take a beating
- It could fit up to 16 (maybe even 20) MXR-sized pedals should you require that

Cons:

- Velcro stripes don't stick to all surfaces. No problem with slightly-rugged metal cases like MXR, EHX, Dunlop etc. Not very good with smooth shiny metal cases like Boss and Fulltone. Plastic cases pretty much suck (e.g. Boss FS-5 switch).
- The more you use a pedal the more velcro you should attach to its back, otherwise it'll start drifting.
- Dirt magnet, pain in the ass to clean. I have to remove all pedals and vacuum it.

If you get the powered version, it comes with one supply and I would highly recommend getting the second one. I'm powering 8 pedals with 2 supplies even when they are both supposedly rated to handle 8 pedals each.

TL;DR -- It has its downside, but it solves the problem.

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Man just jump on ebay. I am using 2 from there and they cost next to nothing, brand new and really good quality. Only took about 2 weeks to arrive.
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