So the very first pedal board i made was sort of a slapdash thing, but it worked perfectly, solved my problem, and it was useable in like 30 minutes.

See my pedals used to sit on the basement floor, which was prone to little rivulets of water during heavy rains.

So in said 30 minutes i was able to take a scrap of ply (i think left over from when we dropped the floor for the woodshop) of some random width – something around 46″ i think, zip off 1″ & 2″ strips along with a 12″ top, glue & tack the strips, 1/4 round all edges, sand a bit for major scratchy bits, done. Glue hadn’t set before the pedals went on – but thats why you tack!

Apply 1/2 of velcro to board – i used female up to prevent fuzzies from sticking to the top of the pedal board, but in hindsight your board will likely never lay flat on the ground. Yet the bottom of your pedals often will, especially if you even only rearrange then once.

PRO BONUS TIP: Put female on your pedals, male on your board. Your welcome.

Apply pedals.

Profile shows the angle of the dangle. Velcro wrapped around to prevent pull off during inevitable re-arrangement.

And it worked well. It really helped support these massive riffs i was coming up with. Of course NOW I wish i had wrote them down!

But in all reality, it was just too oddly sized. Twelve inches just wasnt deep enough, and even compacted as tightly as possible it still was way to long for any easy sort of transport – like, oh i dont know, to practice?

It was time for an upgrade.

Coming up: Pedal Bard 2.0!