Flat vs Angled vs Tiered Pedalboard

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by Mockbel, Sep 11, 2017.

Which one do you use/prefer?

Poll closed Sep 18, 2017.
  1. Flat

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  2. Angled

    21 vote(s)
    72.4%
  3. Tiered

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
  1. 61LPSG

    61LPSG Senior Member

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    My grandaughter is 4. She visits every weekend. The first thing she does is crank all the knobs and flip the switches on my guitars. I'm gonna make her guitar shaped board with a s*#t load of knobs and toggles.:facepalm:

    Oh yeah, I don't use many pedals anymore, I like angled.
     
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  2. garybaldy

    garybaldy Senior Member

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    It may be just the angle of the photo but for gigging, I'd have to lift the Soul Food and the lilac one.
    It may be satisfactory at home.
     
  3. j5jarod777

    j5jarod777 Senior Member

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    Probably would be a good idea if you had pedals on the top row that you constantly turn on and off.
     
  4. efstop

    efstop Senior Member

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    I voted angled. Here's mine (sorta angled, sorta tiered) right after I superglued it together.

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    nitrodave08 Senior Member

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  6. Mockbel

    Mockbel Senior Member

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    I wanna see this "creature" loaded !
     
  7. efstop

    efstop Senior Member

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  8. rogue3

    rogue3 Senior Member

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    Angled creates available space under the board for mounting power supply with adjoining cabling ,as i've got now with pedal train,and the voodoo labs power supply. Its an elegant, compact solution, leaving board real estate for pedals and their connecting cables only.
     
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  9. carydad

    carydad Senior Member

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    I built a tiered but I couldnt fit it in the keyboard bag I use and it was too bulky. Went back to my sheet of plexi. Since pedal buttons(and the midi controller I built) are flat, I like a little angle to it. I really need an isolated DC brick but I'm too cheap for something that doesn't add to the equation. Pretty much just the amplifire and wierd stuff before it. Wireless, Pitchfork, B9, Mel9.
     
  10. efstop

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    My power supply is also a tuner so it needs to be on top, although at some point it might be replaced with separate units.
     
  11. christophervolume

    christophervolume Senior Member

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    mines a homemade deal. it's slightly angled. just enough to fit a power supply underneath. but i found it still kind of a pain to step on the top row without bumping the lower row of pedals knobs around. big feet, whiskey, and a dark stage don't mix. i found some pedal risers online that are about an inch and a quarter tall. i ordered them for the top row. i dig them. i run cables underneath them to keep em' tidy.

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