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Re: Pedalboards: your way

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Get a good true bypass looper and put your whole pedalboard (pedals off/bypassed) in the loop. Crank your amp - high gain preferable. Then switch in/out to see what your board does to the noise. Troubleshoot from there.

Pay particular attention to pedal placement near power supplies - and cable placement - move them around to see if the noise changes.

You’d be surprised how much in-necessary noise there often is…..

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Slowy wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:10 pm
jeremyb wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 9:49 am My question is "What tones am I trying to recreate, and how can I jam as much stuff into the smallest place to achieve those tones."

As my tastes have changed (and my budget) the boards have changed, these days I want a board that can do everything from super clean to filthy walls of sound, the pedals reflect my main influences: John Mayer, John Frusciante, David Gilmour, and Matt Bellamy, but the sound that comes out is hopefully uniquely my own :)

Aesthetics are highly important to me, I want a really tidy board that I can setup and not have to touch, I switched from Pedaltrain to the Rockboard boards and they're a game changer, way easier to route cables!

I like having a modular patch bay on the back for outputs and inputs, power etc, Rockboard product again, and a single power supply that can power all the pedals (albeit some on daisy chains).
Jb, where did you get the ODR mini? I could be a starter for one of those.
Thomann, it may be up for sale yet, not sure it gives me anything I haven’t got covered already with other pedals :-)
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jeremyb wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 8:39 pm
Slowy wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:10 pm
jeremyb wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 9:49 am My question is "What tones am I trying to recreate, and how can I jam as much stuff into the smallest place to achieve those tones."

As my tastes have changed (and my budget) the boards have changed, these days I want a board that can do everything from super clean to filthy walls of sound, the pedals reflect my main influences: John Mayer, John Frusciante, David Gilmour, and Matt Bellamy, but the sound that comes out is hopefully uniquely my own :)

Aesthetics are highly important to me, I want a really tidy board that I can setup and not have to touch, I switched from Pedaltrain to the Rockboard boards and they're a game changer, way easier to route cables!

I like having a modular patch bay on the back for outputs and inputs, power etc, Rockboard product again, and a single power supply that can power all the pedals (albeit some on daisy chains).
Jb, where did you get the ODR mini? I could be a starter for one of those.
Thomann, it may be up for sale yet, not sure it gives me anything I haven’t got covered already with other pedals :-)
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Slowy wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 8:40 am
jeremyb wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 8:39 pm
Slowy wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:10 pm

Jb, where did you get the ODR mini? I could be a starter for one of those.
Thomann, it may be up for sale yet, not sure it gives me anything I haven’t got covered already with other pedals :-)
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I had just started building a huge pedalboard out of plywood, for holding most of my pedals... Then I got in a band again, priorities changed.

I now have a large hand truck fully loaded to cart my gear... amp head, speaker cab, spare amp head, and fish bin with my cables and my now a compact pedalboard to suit 3 sets of pop/rock/funk covers. Plus a double gig bag wih 2 guitars slung over my back. Hard to get a decent park near Fat Eddies where we play monthly, sometimes have to travel 2 blocks through the Saturday night crowds, so really dont want multiple trips. 😜 The small pedalboard life is liberating

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This is Mooer pedalboard is tiny... 490*290mm. It's tiered design means I can fit the 10 pedals I use with the band, without the big footprint or bulky case. Soft case fits in a normal sized fish bin perfectly :)

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Small pedalboards rule, mines not that small but I had a maximum width requirement to fit in the small area I have set aside for my gear which shaped what would go on it…
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I make my boards out of scraps from work,and all designed to fit in a generic tool case i got off Mark (from the forum) waaaay back.Its a decent enough size to provide many options without getting out of control.I'm a fan of having smaller simpler boards that can be combined or interchanged as even a death metal caveman like me has more variety than the uninitiated would credit :)

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I had the board that JB has, actually sold it back to him...

I then got a bigger Rockboard in this style: https://pedaltrain.com/products/pedaltr ... -soft-case. Found i had the cable space underneath and I could put a Rockboard mod on it, but cabling was a nightmare. I actually had to raise the es5 so I could cable it.
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I have just bought a Duo 2.2 as I have sold the es5 and all the pedals on the right hand side and have a HX stomp.

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Candeevr4 wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 8:13 pm I had the board that JB has, actually sold it back to him...

I then got a bigger Rockboard in this style: https://pedaltrain.com/products/pedaltr ... -soft-case. Found i had the cable space underneath and I could put a Rockboard mod on it, but cabling was a nightmare. I actually had to raise the es5 so I could cable it.
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I have just bought a Duo 2.2 as I have sold the es5 and all the pedals on the right hand side and have a HX stomp.
Wait... You're missing half of your TU-3 tuner! :shock:

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Cdog wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 11:41 am
Candeevr4 wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 8:13 pm I had the board that JB has, actually sold it back to him...

I then got a bigger Rockboard in this style: https://pedaltrain.com/products/pedaltr ... -soft-case. Found i had the cable space underneath and I could put a Rockboard mod on it, but cabling was a nightmare. I actually had to raise the es5 so I could cable it.
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I have just bought a Duo 2.2 as I have sold the es5 and all the pedals on the right hand side and have a HX stomp.
Wait... You're missing half of your TU-3 tuner! :shock:
He's so heavy footed he snapped the footswitch section completely off it!
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I'm left wondering if I'm the only right handed player who prefers their wah pedal on the left of the board. I find using wah with my right foot weird, and with it on the right side of the board I end up standing off to the side of the board
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chur wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 12:29 pm I'm left wondering if I'm the only right handed player who prefers their wah pedal on the left of the board. I find using wah with my right foot weird, and with it on the right side of the board I end up standing off to the side of the board
Thats interesting, you sure you're not left handed? my left leg feels like I have so little control compared to the right!
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jeremyb wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 12:32 pm
chur wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 12:29 pm I'm left wondering if I'm the only right handed player who prefers their wah pedal on the left of the board. I find using wah with my right foot weird, and with it on the right side of the board I end up standing off to the side of the board
Thats interesting, you sure you're not left handed? my left leg feels like I have so little control compared to the right!
Well.. my guitar playing is fairly sad using either direction, but yep 100% sure right handed. Because the guitar is either sitting on or leaning against my right hip/ leg I must have just "past participle of get" used to using my left I guess
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chur wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 12:34 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 12:32 pm
chur wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 12:29 pm I'm left wondering if I'm the only right handed player who prefers their wah pedal on the left of the board. I find using wah with my right foot weird, and with it on the right side of the board I end up standing off to the side of the board
Thats interesting, you sure you're not left handed? my left leg feels like I have so little control compared to the right!
Well.. my guitar playing is fairly sad using either direction, but yep 100% sure right handed. Because the guitar is either sitting on or leaning against my right hip/ leg I must have just "past participle of get" used to using my left I guess
I often wonder if we're doing guitar wrong, if you're right handed your right hand is surely better suited to fretting notes than picking, opposite true for lefties... that said when I try to play like that its absolute garbage :rofl:
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