What's going on with the pedalboards?
Well, a lot actually. I have one birch board totally complete. Another very close to final assembly and I cut and routed a hardwood version (cherry) this morning. In addition to all of that, I am building the website and figuring out how I will process orders. Oh, and I will have some slick promotional photography of the boards probably after this coming weekend. Stay tuned…
pedalboard number 2 - almost ready for assembly
pedalboard number 2 is all sanded and cut (with the exception of the ports for power cords). might do some inset routing on this one and/or some silk-screened graphics. i think i’m going to stain this one natural (clear) stain with the exception of the braces & front panel which will be mahongany stain. thoughts?
custom effects pedal enclosure
yeah, so me and a friend are tinkering around with pedals too. here is my modded MXR DynaComp that I sanded, buffed and had laser etched. that there is one mean kraken. we have a tremolo and a tube screamer clone complete as well….still figuring out how we want the art to be applied (laser etching, hand painting, engraving etc.)…
hardwood glued for new pedalboard tops
here is a couple of pics of some boards i glued last night in order to make the tops of two hardwood versions of my pedalboards (still yet to be officially named). i am going to begin cutting and routing the hardwood tonight. cherry hardwood: mansonia (african black walnut):
Pedalboard #1 almost complete
Sooooo, here are some better photos of board #1. The recessed plugs (for powering the board) arrived on friday. We’re gonna drill and install that and route a hole or possibly two slots for powering your pedals, and this puppy is done & up for sale. and here’s # 2 already underway. still have some more sanding to do…
a few newer pics
here’s a couple of shots (from my iphone) of the board after staining. everything is ready to start being glued and nailed. tonight, perhaps? quality will be much higher on the next batch of pics…
now THAT'S what i'm talking about. →
Hand-built hardwood pedalboards
Thats what I do in my spare time. Since I’m nearing the end of my R&D phase, I’ll share some early pics of the process. Right now, I am waiting on a final component to arrive in order to post some pics of the first build that will be for sale. So anyway, here are the pics of prototype #1, built out of el cheapo plywood. :)