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The Custom Boards guide for building your own pedalboard

Updated 14.9.2021

If you want to build your own pedalboard from start to finish this guide is for you.

Our online tutorials give you hands-on instructions for planning, building and maintaining your board. The whole process is explained thoroughly in pictures, videos and words, starting from zero and going all the way to roadworthy pedalboard.

This guide consists of separate articles, each concentrating on one specific subject, so you can either read the whole guide from start to finish or choose any specific area of interest. You can also come back to the guide in the middle of your project, or even if you would already have a pedalboad that you are using on your gigs.

We go through each phase in detail, so you can assemble a pedalboard which stands up to Custom Boards’ quality standards.

    – Building a pedalboard always starts with careful planning. If you’ve made a detailed plan building your board will be easy.
      – Before buying any materials you should be sure you understand what you’re aiming for. This guide will help you to get a clear picture of all the different things you will need, and in which quantities.

        – By using Custom Boards’ system for building pedalboards, you will be assembling your board in the correct order, once you start.

          With this guide we hope to help each and every musician to build themselves a stylish, professional sounding and reliable pedalboard. It would be fantastic if we could reach a point where your DIY-board is virtually indistinguishable from one of ours.

            A building process of a pedalboard

              1) EFFECTS

                  2) SIGNAL ROUTING

                  3) MIDI-SWITCHING

                  4) POWER SUPPLY

                  5) PEDALBOARD

                  6) PEDAL RISERS

                  7) FASTENERS

                  8) INSTRUMENT CABLE

                  9) PATCH CABLES

                  10) OUTBOARD CABLES

                  11) FINALIZING

                  12) MAINTENANCE


                  If you have purchased all the parts and components but get a feeling that you might not be up to the task after all, we can make your pedalboard for you, using the components you have bought from us. Don’t worry, we won’t let anything go to waste.


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