Today’s pedal line is from Mike Langford. If you have a pedal line (doesn’t have to be in a board) for your rig, please email me a photo, bio, description of pedals and routing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
My pedal board system is homemade from 5/8 inch plywood and sports a 10 degree inclined angle. It has a hinged second shelf with two quick release latches. The pedal board houses 5 systems: a Marshall amp head pedal, a 7 component stomp box segment (includes a wah-wah), a voice-tone box, a custom computer mouse stomp box and a 10 LED (blue) lighting feature.
The Marshall pedal and the 7 stomp boxes connect to my Marshall 100 watt amp head. The stomp box order is phaser (Behringer Ultra Phase Shifter), flanger (Danelectro DJ-8C Hash Brown), wah-wah (Dunlop GCB95), chorus (Washburn Lyon Chorus), echo (Danelectro D-4 FAB Echo), tremolo (Behringer Ultra Tremolo), reverb (Danelectro DJ-4 Corned Beef). The TC-Helcion voice-tone box connects to my Fender Stratocaster to my Bogen 1100 homemade PA system and the Marshall head. The computer mouse stomp box connects to my computer and it used to cycle through micro-soft power-point pages on my homemade floor monitor.
All major board components are mounted to a piece of sheet metal with two machine screws. The pedal is then mounted to the pedal board with two sheet metal type screws. The components are spaced far enough apart so the cabling can be checked or replaced for trouble shooting.
The entire pedal board is powered by a homemade power circuit (six LM317 (TO-220) chip circuits) and a computer power supply (minus the cooling fan). It is all housed in a chopped down computer tower. This unit can power up to twelve 9 volt DC pedals, etc.
The DOWN side: It’s heavy & bulky and requires 9 connections to be functional. It’s home to a rats nest of electrical wires and audio cables.
Thanks for looking, Mike L.
Band Website: http://703band.mynetworksolutions.com/