That Pedal Show

Tips For Your First Pedalboard

April 12, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/y_Ymybn-8jA

In this episode we discuss and demonstrate the things you need to think about when putting together your first pedalboard. It’s the really basic stuff like choice of board, potential layout, fixing pedals to the board, power, cabling and so on. We try to keep it as entry-level as possible, but if you want something more involved, check out our big board build videos!
More on a big board build: https://youtu.be/-wpAnCeHPQs
More on power and power supplies: https://youtu.be/4XRCjHxaYkc

So come on, join us – you know you want to!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• Pedalboard tape: https://shop.thegigrig.com/pedal-board-tape/

• Pedaltrain Metro 16 Soft Case
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2YXpoKq
Australia: http://bit.ly/2KvhcOk

• TheGigRig Modular Power Supply
https://www.thegigrig.com/power

• Sonic Research ST-300 Turbo Tuner Mini
USA: http://bit.ly/2AYjob5
Australia: http://bit.ly/2mR1s8c

• JAM Pedals Rattler
https://www.jampedals.com/rattler/

• Mooer Treliocopter
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2i8yiDi

• Snouse Electric Company Black Box OD2 Stage Pro Mod
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2VCE9QL

• Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2WbQLhG

• Mission Engineering 529 USB Power Supply
Australia: http://bit.ly/2uVLYWa

• Ibanez TS10 Tube Screamer
No longer made

• Mythos Pedals Runestone
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2XBYJ5d
USA: http://bit.ly/2IRLvhl

• Fox Gear Echosex Baby
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2rv2Dhj

• TC Electronic Ditto
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2v1PspS
USA: http://bit.ly/2D90aPT
Australia: http://bit.ly/2X17xAv

Our favourite pedalboards…
• Schmidt Array: https://www.schmidtarray.com/custom
And…
• Pedaltrain: https://pedaltrain.com/
• Alder & Ash https://www.alderandashpedalboards.com/
• Custom Pedal Boards: https://www.custompedalboards.co.uk/

Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here: http://www.thatpedalshow.com/partners

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Welcome: 00:00
- What are we doing today? 0:33
- When do you ‘need’ a pedalboard? 1:31
- What do I need? 1:52
- What are the advantages of having a pedalboard? 2:17
- The boards begin! 4:21
- Mick’s board: 4:31
- Dan’s choices: 6:30
- A tuner? 7:56
- Choosing the board itself: 9:00
- Dan’s board choice: 9:58
- Different types of board/case: 11:00
- The DIY board? 12:45
- Thinking about layout and signal path: 14:35
- Pedal order? 20:00
- Attaching pedals: 21:05
- Cable ties? 24:10
- Why the loop side on the bottom? 25:25
- Pedalboard tape? 26:30
- Removing pedals: 28:30
- Pedal jacks and positioning: 29:30
- Power! 31:30
- Dan’s power choice: 33:00
- mA and current draw: 33:20
- Plugs and centre-negative: 34:45
- Isolation: 36:38
- Mick’s power supply: 37:05
- Connecting the power to the pedals and all that… 39:20
- Mick’s patch cables: 47:13
- Dan’s audio connections: 50:19
- Give your board a name? 53:40
- Ta-da! Let’s hear them then… 54:07
- Uh-oh… trouble: 58:45
- A nice loopy loop: 59:30
- Fixing that trouble and diagnosis: 1:02:20
- And jam out!

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K

Amps in this episode
• Vox AC15C1 with Celestion G12M Greenback speaker
• Fender Blues Junior III with standard speaker

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Please visit our preferred retailers!
UK & Europe: Andertons Music http://bit.ly/2cRvIvt
USA: Riff City Guitar & Music Company http://bit.ly/2cyOYjD
Australia: Pedal Empire http://bit.ly/2mWmJQf