Guitar Pedal Board Primer

If you enjoy playing guitar and using effects pedals on a regular basis, you may want to consider investing in a guitar pedal board.

This device is a flat board or panel that serves as a combined patch bay, container and power supply board for effects pedals. They help you manage more than one pedal at a time and they make transport easy as you don’t have to un-plug and reassemble your effects for gigs or rehearsal.

An Introduction to Pedal Board Planner

The website www.pedalboardplanner.com is ideal for those who want to not only buy a pedal board but also the pedals to go along with it. Using this site, you can create an exact replica of the pedals and pedalboard you would like to purchase. Once the replica has been made, the website can even refer you to the retailers that sell the board type and pedals that you’ve included in your board layout.

Introducing Sanyo Pedal Juice

One of the benefits of using a pedal board is the centralized power supply – you don’t have to use separate batteries or transformers for each pedal. Sanyo Pedal Juice is a top notch option for powering your board. This particular battery provides a 9V recharge capability and will hold out for over 48 hours with a single pedal, and still up to 9 hours with 6 pedals - long enough for any gig. As the battery is rechargeable, it can be used for many years. While there are other batteries of this nature available for sale online, Sanyo is a leader in its field and has a reputation for creating high quality products. You can get them at Amazon for about $130 - they come in both black & white.

Ready Made Pedal Boards

You don’t have to go to all the trouble of building your own, here are three top notch boards for for your consideration.

The Behringer Pedal Board PB600

This is one of the best value models on the market. It can hold up to half a dozen effects pedals and patch cables and comes with an adapter that can handle up to a dozen different devices. This device is lightweight but made with ultra-rigid plastic for greater durability.

The ModTone Powered Pedalboard

This is a comprehensive board that can handle up to eight pedals at any given time. It comes with Velcro for attaching your pedals (you can move them around easily), power cords and a soft carry case. It also comes with a voltage switching power supply.

The SKB PS-45 Professional Pedalboard

This is another good option. One reason why this petal board stands out is that, unlike most other pedal boards on the market, it is simple and uncluttered. Nonetheless, this pedal board contains all the elements that you’ll need. It also has eight protected 9V DC outlets and a hard shell case that protect the pedals from damage.

Summary

When buying your guitar pedal board, consider which exact type of board is needed and choose accordingly. If the board needed is quite complex, then working with pedalboardplanner.com is a good option, as this helpful site will enable one to find what he or she needs in short order. Those who need a standard board should consider the options noted above, as these are at present some of the top guitar pedal boards on the market.

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