Going to start my pedal board soon

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  1. guitar guy

    guitar guy Squier-holic

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    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    I have an old Pelican case for a laptop that my dad bought me when I sent to Iraq...My dog has since rendered it useless for laptop transport as he removed and subsequently destroyed the inner lining and foam inserts. Sense I did not need to transport my laptop in such a sturdy manner I have neglected to buy new innards for it and its just been kicking it around the house. Currently it is residing in my bathroom for some odd unknown reason. I guess it likes it in there. In any case, I have some cedar slats and oak dowels that I am going to slice up and mount into a two tier pedal board inside the pelican case. I just ordered a Caline Isolated power supply from eBay China, a Morely Bad Horsie 2 wah used from guitar center, and I bought the sonic stomp from rolloman. I have a selection of other pedals to choose from, but the two that WILL make it are the BBE AM-64 and the Digitech Hot Rod distortion. I have plans for delay and a phaser...maybe a vibrato/tremolo or chorus if I have room. Also if space does not permit for the BBE-AM64 I may purchase a Joyo Sweet Baby OD or a viable Tone city offering. I also have plans to install a tuner and looper in the hood of the case at a later date...and I may hide something else in there as well... muahahahahahaha!
     
  2. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Interesting project. I've wondered about re-purposing other cases for pedal boards, but got stuck on (1) the depth and (2) the attached cover. Sounds like you're going to work around #1 with the slats. Does the cover come off or will it fall on your foot every time you stomp?:)
     
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  3. guitar guy

    guitar guy Squier-holic

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    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    I'm planning on modifying the hinge to lean back more and rubber feet to prevent the bottom from rocking. If it persists to be a problem, I could also engineer a hydraulic lift into it, like the one's on newer car hoods, to make it stay open, lol. admittedly, this is problem I didn't even think about, probably because the hinge is already pretty stiff on its own.
     
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  4. guitar guy

    guitar guy Squier-holic

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    Just trying to organize my thoughts here. I've ordered a bunch of stuff for this and other projects in the last few days and I've started pulling together materials and planning the pedal board construction and layout. What I have decided to do is build a 'do anything' pedal board, and thought it won't really be capable of everything, it will be able to work..but not necessarily excel, in any style that I am likely to play. Its focus will be on classic rock, alt rock, blues, and hard rock.

    I have just ordered a Digitech Grunge, Rolloman has sent the Sonic Stomp, and my Moreley Wah should be here tomorrow. got a bunch of little odds and ends ordered as well and I need to go to Lowes and pickup up some of the final items. Unfortunately I did not realize that my Power supply is coming direct from China...So that will take a while to get here...
     
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  5. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    A bit of warning on the power supply. I too purchased a Caline 5 power supply. While it claims to have isolated power, it does not. I ended up buying a used Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Plus.
    The price on the Caline was too good to be true.
     
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  6. guitar guy

    guitar guy Squier-holic

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    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    If it powers the board I'm koolaid. I can upgrade it later if I have issues. I have a onespot, but it is not large enough for this board as there will be 8 pedals plus the Wah. I'm still deciding how I am going to power the wah, if I am going to do it separate from the board, I may supply power to it directly from the Caline via a dc input on the side of the pedal board.
     
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  7. guitar guy

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    Bad horsie wah is here!!! Need to try it out soon!
     
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