Originally Posted by julius_deane
Interesting, Timoren. It does look nice. How do you get to / use the back row?
That gives me some ideas about a sliding top with handles, but I don't have the tools to do that kind of thing.
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but what are the "breakouts"? Just holes or 1/4" outlets?
I blueprinted my current dream pedal board and came up with 6 square feet. Erg.
All of the pedals are in the loops of the MusicomLab controller, so they just stay on all the time and are engaged when the respective loop they reside in is activated. The Modfactor is in loop 6, but the patches are switched via midi from the MusicomLab.
The top riser is stationary and provides a good deal of structural support. The only special tools I needed were a hole saw bit and blade bits for the power and line breakouts. The rest is all just straight cuts with a miter saw or circular saw. I did use a right angle clamp on the corners, but it wasn't necessary, just made things a little easier.
The breakouts are 1/4" panel-mount outlets that are wired to the input (as seen in the side photo), output and footswitch jacks of the MusicomLab. That way they are easily accessible and all in one place. They also have a locking function so it's really hard to disconnect them during a performance. The AC inlet is hard wired to the small, 3 outlet power strip too with a dust cap made from the bottom of a plastic spice jar (I think it was cayenne pepper).
The total dimensions are 18x21". I saved a lot of space with the riser because it provides room for the straight 1/4" jacks out of the back of the MusicomLab as well as for the line lump power supply and cable runs.
I used Adobe Illustrator (because I'm a graphic designer from 9-5) to create an exact layout for the board. Every measurement was taken, even the depth of the right angle jacks. Once I got it all in there, it was a breeze to experimental with different layouts. In fact, I have 20 or so layouts in the file, some have pedals I don't even own on there. lol
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MusicomLab Efx MkII - Zvex Fuzz Factory - ProCo Vintage Rat - Menatone Red Snapper - MXR DynaComp -
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