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Postby Stonehousestudio » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:58 pm

So I'm rebuilding my board and I'm having a bit of trouble choosing...




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and there are still two crates too unpack


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I'm just a born hoarder and refuse to sell my kit these days...

Its all gone a bit Spinal Tap, I just have too make some tough choices and then I have to power the thing up!


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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Jim Taylor » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:27 pm

Get over yourself and buy a POD :bouncy:
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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Wonks » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:31 pm

What about buying one of those hexagonal tombola boxes and have a rotating pedal board? You could fit loads of pedals on that (you'd have 6 surfaces) without taking up too much floor space. Plus you'd always be sure to get some gigs playing village fêtes.
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Postby Stonehousestudio » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:41 pm

Wonkey your a genius!


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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Spiked Lunch » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:22 pm

Keeping your pedals boxed up in extra large tupperware!! That must be a crime!

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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Stonehousestudio » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:41 pm

I've just moved out to the sticks from the big smoke and I gave up my old studio space in Wembley a couple of years back. So big tuppaware was a neat solution to the age old problem of "Guitar Pedalitis" that I suffer from.

I just love a good pedal.

I'm torn between my RAT and my Roger Mayer Voodoo-1 at the moment for distortion. I also quite like my Boss Turbo Distortion and old Marshall Guv'nor... (b*llocks this isn't going to be easy).

I'm going to spend the next month or two testing this lot out and then cabling it all up.

Thought I would share my pedalitis with the forum as I think its quite funny too see me suffer...




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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Stonehousestudio » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:46 pm

Oh and I just watched 'Fuzz The Sound that Revolutionized the World" the other night, which isn't helping matters...



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Postby Spiked Lunch » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:09 am

I think wonkey is right, you should make a massive board with everything on it!

I finished my board over the weekend with 2 RATs on it - I'll put some photo's up this afternoon...
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Postby Stonehousestudio » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:48 pm

Sweet! I love my RAT pedal and two would be lots of fun.

Looking at spending a few weeks trying out different combinations, then going down to rehearsal studio and trying them out live etc etc

Pod would be easier I agree, but no way near as much fun as building your own board.

This will be about the third or forth time that I have redesigned my setup in the last 10 years.

Got to think about wiring and power at some point as well...





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Postby Stonehousestudio » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:17 pm

I just ordered one of the power supplies from this UK company. Looks promising and more flexible than a Voodoo Labs unit.

Djago

I purchased a load of velcro and cable ties today as well.

Just need a few days off to give it some more listening tests.



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Postby Distracted » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:28 pm

Never mind the tombola style pedal board what about a gerbils wheel but mansized and when at full tilt you could do some crazy tempo based FX changes! Haven't quite thought through all the power issues!! Batteries & Wireless transmitter I guess
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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Stonehousestudio » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:45 pm

And I thought I smoked too much weed as a child....

Man Sized Gerbil Wheel, Its bad enough having to lug a pedal board around!

Where the hell would I get a flight case for a Giant Gerbil Gyrator!!!

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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Wonks » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:03 am

Giant Gerbil Gyrator Flightcases 'R' Us of course! :D
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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby vinnyburns » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:09 am

Stonehousestudio wrote:I just ordered one of the power supplies from this UK company. Looks promising and more flexible than a Voodoo Labs unit.

Djago

I purchased a load of velcro and cable ties today as well.

Just need a few days off to give it some more listening tests.



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The idea with the Pedal Power 2 is that all the outputs are isolated from each other. This is a big problem solver. I have two Pedal Power 2's and a Pedal Power AC and they are well worth the money.
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Postby Dave B » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:13 am

Talking of 2 Rats, they actually do a double pedal version of this. It looks very groovy...
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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Stonehousestudio » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:15 pm

I get your point Vinny and looked into it when choosing. The Voodoo labs is fixed AC voltage and not quite as efficient as the Djago though.

I need to power a lot of pedals and the Voodoo Lab won't handle all of them sufficiently.

I may still buy one for my board if I get any issues with the Djago unit.

Hoping I don't need to though to be honest. Djago offer a full money back guarantee, and you deal directly with a UK company so don't have to deal with UK distributers which is always a bonus.

I'll report on how the unit fairs once I have wired up the board.


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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Dark Fader » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:16 pm

James at Diago is an absolutely top guy, best customer service I've had from ANY company ever.

It was just a shame that the Diago Powerstation didn't work out for me. I'm now going to custom build my own.
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Re: Pedal board decisions...

Postby Stonehousestudio » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:58 pm

Mine arrived in the post today and so I'll wire it all up for a test run this Sunday and see if it is up to scratch.

I'll report back either way once I've given it a test.



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