That Pedal Show – Pedalboard Building Special – Mick’s Board Lives!

Published on Mar 31, 2017

In this episode we explore some of the basic topics you’ll be thinking about when building your pedalboard… via the medium of Mick's recent pedalboard build. We talk about choosing pedals, layout, physically attaching pedals to the board, signal cabling, power issues… all that fun stuff.
Clearly there are a tremendous number of choices you can make in every price bracket, so we pick up the quest as it relates to Mick’s build, before getting an initial listen to the results. Scroll down for some time guides to the various sections/topics.

Please note that the first half of the video is all talking and doing stuff - no playing. The playing and sound samples happen from around 27:45.

If you'd like to hear more of Mick's board you can hear it here with Mick's Gretsch:
And here with Dan's 1961 LP Junior:

Pedals in this episode…

• Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah
UK & Europe:

• Analogman Sun Face BC183 Fuzz

• Fulltone Octafuzz
UK & Europe:

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe:

• Kingsley Maiden & add-on Passive Boost

• Kingsley Page DS

• Free The Tone Tri-Avatar Multi-Dimensional Chorus
UK & Europe:

• Bigfoot FX Magnavibe

• T-Rex Reptile 2 Delay
Only available used

• TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Reverb
UK & Europe:

• Hamstead Signature Analogue Tremolo

• Boss TU-3S Tuner
UK & Europe:

• The GigRig G2:
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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro and hello! 0:00-0:35
- Choosing pedals: 0:35
- Size of board and basic ergonomics? 1:30
- Attaching pedals - velcro/tape or what? 3:36
- Changing pedals 8:40
- Making space for different pedals: 9:46
- Question about jacks touching pedal casings: 12:52
- Wet/dry beginnings: 14:55
- Where to tap the dry amp? 16:35
- Our choice of patch cables: 17:56
- Power requirements. Oh lummy… 21:30
- Let’s plug in! 27:45

- Preamps into amp FX return: 30:25
- Today’s amps and drive signal chain: 30:53
- Maiden additional Booster pedal: 33:40
- …and the Page DS: 34:00
- TC Hall Of Fame: 42:55
- Bigfoot Magnavibe: 45:50
- Wet/dry and modulation: 47:20
- AnalogmanFuzz, Fulltone Octafuzz, Keeley D&M Drive: 50:10
- Hamstead Tremolo: 53:00
- Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah: 54:00
- Thoughts so far – this is a work in progress. Cost?!: 55:00

Amps in this episode
• Mesa Lone Star head & Custom Zilla 1x12 with Celestion G12H-75 Creamback
• Victory V40 head & V212VC cabinet
UK & Europe:

Guitars in this episode
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at
• PRS DGT – watch Mick’s video at

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