I’ve used a few different types of pedal boards in my time, and now, I’m looking for something for myself. Over the last few years, I was cutting my pedal usage back, but lately have been increasing the count, yet again. Therefore it’s looking like it might be time for a pedal board.
On Twitter, @johnnygizmo give me a link to a pedal board planner he designed for PedalTrain. Obviously, I’ve been living under a rock, because I haven’t heard about this company, so after further exploration, I’m really interested in their design.
What initially caught my eye was the open frame design. This is a fantastic (and seemingly obvious) idea to route cables and power supplies below the pedals. The other feature that I immediately liked was it’s elevation. Seems like I’m seeing more and more pedal boards that are too elevated. I would prefer it to be close to the floor, especially for the front pedals.
PedalTrain pedal boards also come with soft and hard cases. They basically break up their models by size:
PedalTrain Mini – frame 20x7x2 inches
PedalTrain JR – frame 17×12.5×2.5 inches
PedalTrain 1 – frame 22×12.5×2.5 inches
PedalTrain 2 – frame 24×12.5×2.5 inches (This is the most popular model)
PedalTrain Pro – frame 32x16x3.5 inches
You can also get these with custom colors. Prices are very affordable, ranging from $70 for the mini and $150 for the Pro (w/Soft case).
If you own one of these, please comment. I would like to know more about these, to see if it’s a good fit for me as well as some of the other readers out there!
13 years ago
I use a Pedaltrain 2 and it works great. With all the wires hidden away underneath, along with the power supply, it makes for a very clean set up. Also, the aluminum makes it one of the lightest boards out there.Reply
13 years ago
I have the PedalTrain Jr and love it – also have the 2, but found it a bit big for small club stages. I went with the soft case. I typically have 7 standard size and two oversize pedals on there, for a total of 9.Reply
One (very minor)drawback – if mounting a power supply (I use a Voodoo Labs PS), you have to drill holes into the frame on your own. Not a big deal, but I didn’t have a drill around. All in all, I am very, very happy that I bought it.