How to Build a Pedal Board!

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How to Build a Pedal Board!by wpjljron.How to Build a Pedal Board!This video is bonus content related to the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue o…

This video is bonus content related to the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue o…


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  1. Rauno Tegelmann19 April, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Is that a CryBaby classic or original?

  2. sean dowling18 April, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Thankx for my deploma. I power everything daisychained from my Boss NS-2,
    LS-2, and TU-3. I could use some custom cables though.

  3. Gabriele Gaglio18 April, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I wish I had half of those pedals.

  4. Jack Kingers17 April, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    How about a quick video on what order you would have these pedals in cause
    I know that effects the sound.

  5. Gabo Palacios16 April, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Wait! Stop! If you don’t have enough money… Did you steal that
    Pedaltrain-like pedalboard? Where did you get it? Here in Mexico those
    things are expensive! I mean: I’ve spent 2 thousand dollars in gear and yet
    I don’t have a pedaltrain! :S

  6. eveDjakku16 April, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    That univibe pedal, is that the new for 2014 pedal?

  7. Michael Fenton13 April, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Another pretty good thought is to use some masking tape on the back of the
    pedal so that after you attach the Velcro it will be easy to take off
    without making the back of your pedals all gooey

  8. Fred Gómez10 April, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    thanks for your videos but…. the noise gate pedal??? ;)

  9. Josh YOSH4 April, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    It should be called how to build a pedalboard for dummies.

  10. Violet Deliriums31 March, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    One piece of advice: rather than put the velcro on immediately, initially
    set your pedalboard up with no velcro so that you can experiment with the
    ordering and placement of the pedals more easily and without beginning to
    wear out your velcro. You will need to figure out what order gives you the
    desired the sound and what is the easiest placement for you to work with
    your feet. You should take some time messing around before you put the
    velcro on. There are plenty of books and articles about pedalboard order (I
    especially liked Dave Hunter’s book “Guitar Effects Pedals” to learn about
    different pedals and ordering on your pedalboard), but in the end each
    rig’s components will interact differently with each other and each
    guitarist will have a particular idea of what sound they are going for, so
    experimenting with the order will be important. Also, you have to figure
    out which pedals you will need to turn on/off in the middle of songs as
    well — they should be in the front as much as possible, regardless of
    wiring order). If you leave the velcro off, you can easily move stuff
    around. I always keep some blank pedalboards around so that I can
    experiment before I actually make a gig pedalboard for a particular purpose
    — that’s when you are going to need your velcro.

  11. Dante Ferguson31 March, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    1st step………..Buy $2000 worth of effects!

  12. austinfailz31 March, 2014 at 5:01 am

    I think 200 bucks for the Pedaltrain pedal board is ridiculous.

  13. Hilli Hang30 March, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    but first u must teach us how to make that much money just like that 

  14. TFIFH29 March, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Best GW video ever.

  15. Thor Bear29 March, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Shouldn’t the boost go BEFORE the OD and distortion?

  16. Mr Kody29 March, 2014 at 4:19 am

    This video was great! Funny, and mick mars appearance. Can’t get much
    better than that 

  17. Birdy Wings29 March, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Classic Opening Haha!

  18. keith ellis28 March, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Very funny Paul, the mom was a little more forcefull. for it was, Iv heard
    that same
    Set of scales for two days, give it a break! 

  19. WilliamTV10028 March, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    it’s cool how my Science teacher’s son actually is the owner of Empress

  20. YTUser28 March, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    If you drop a hooked pedal on carpet, you’ll never get that shit off again.

  21. TheSamuraiApocalypse28 March, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    can someone please tell me how putting the chorus after the distortion
    makes for a cleaner sound? and that is so cool that mick mars is in this
    video, i love him.

  22. GuitarPartho28 March, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    You lost me when you actually called the OneSpot….noiseless…blatant
    marketing is terrible. LOL

  23. chocomalk28 March, 2014 at 6:08 pm


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  25. Guitar World28 March, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Boarding School: Are you a pedal-board dunce? Fear not! In this illustrated
    tutorial, Guitar World shows you everything you need to know, from choosing
    a board to powering up and laying out your pedals.

    The more effect pedals you use, the more you need a pedal board. Even the
    most basic unpowered board can provide a useful platform to hold your
    pedals securely, provide cable management and keep everything from sliding
    around onstage.

    Powered boards have the added function of supplying electrical connections
    to all your pedals, thereby eliminating the need for power strips and
    multiple wall warts that can take up space and create a nest of dangerous
    wires around your performance area. For more complex or specialized rigs, a
    custom pedal board can meet your specific switching requirements and make
    performance headaches a thing of the past.

    Unfortunately for those who have never had a pedal board, the prospect of
    building or buying one can be overwhelming. You have to determine not only
    what size you’ll need for your set-up but also make sure it matches the
    power requirements of your pedals, some of which might take require, 12,
    16, 18 or 24 volts.

    There’s also the matter of cables, of which you’ll need many, each cut to
    the minimum length to ensure signal integrity and keep your layout tidy.
    The confusion only gets worse once you go online and see the plethora of
    pedal board models and options available to you.

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