(Incoming) New Pedalboard Day

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  1. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

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    I've been lusting over a Groundswell pedalboard for a year or two, but never pulled the trigger, partly because my pedals were in a state of flux over that time. I think I've recently got it pretty close to where I want it and so when the price dropped a few days ago, it pushed me over the edge.

    Here's my starting point (no real attempt to make this neat as I knew I was going to either make or buy a nice board once I settled on things).
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    I ordered the natural walnut "longboard" from Jeff at Groundswell and got some custom options of an IEC inlet, one 1/4" input, two 1/4" outputs and mounting brackets underneath for my power supplies. Jeff has been really great to work with and is sending lots of updates.

    I thought you guys might be interested in seeing some of the build progress, so here are some shots that he has sent me so far...

    Friday...

    Routed and initial clamping
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    Deck painted jet black per my request
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    Final clamping
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    Saturday...

    Holes filled and oil applied. It will need about 4 days to dry before some semi-gloss goes on.

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    I'll update more as I get them and also when I get the board and start loading it up.
     
  2. kakao

    kakao Senior Member

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    Looks great ..
     
  3. tele-bastard

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    Coming along nicely.
     
  4. Hector Arcadius

    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    It already looks fantastic! I'm subscribing to see the end result with all the pedals on.
     
  5. bossaddict

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    Shipped today. Here is the finished board prior to shipping.

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  6. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Those clamps gave me an ******** and I make no apologies for it.
     
  7. kakao

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    Great looking board for sure.
    Are you gonna go with velcro, or maybe some other ideas ..?
     
  8. bossaddict

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    I hate the idea of sticking Velcro on my stuff, but it may be a necessity. I'm not going out on tour with it or anything, so I'm going to see what it's like without anything. If I have a hard time keeping the pedals neat, then I might resort to some sort of fixation.

    So much for being settled. I took advantage of the Earthquaker Devices one-day anniversary sale on Saturday and have two incoming. :facepalm:

    The board is out for delivery. :D
     
  9. freak

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    :lol:
    I saw that also.
     
  10. bossaddict

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    ...and I'm spent.

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  12. kakao

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    Wow, great looking board.
    Did you use putty to stick the pedals on?
     
  13. Hector Arcadius

    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    Ooh, my... I could spend months making sounds with this board! Enjot it in good health my man!
     
  14. bossaddict

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    Thanks, guys! I almost never use the CE-2 anymore, but I put it in there as my spot on the KoT waiting list should be coming up in a few months and I'm anticipating that it will need a little more space than the BD-2 currently occupies (if it does end up overthrowing it).

    Yeah, I ended up using the putty and it's working great so far. I've got everything stuck to the board except for the DD-500, which I just got. It's going to take me a while to dive deep into that one and get all the midi set up, etc., so I just want to make sure I'm not going to need to change things around or add a second midi cable or anything.
     
  15. freak

    freak Silver Supporter

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    very nice.

    love all the boss pedals.
     

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