DIY Pedal Board - Scrap Wood & Bike Chain

My velcro pedalboard kept falling apart in transit to gigs, so I built a much stronger unit with scrap materials. It’s secure, very robust, and easy to build.

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pedal board stage 1

The “bike chain method” uses rings from an old chain to screw down the pedals.

pedal board stage 2

pedal board stage 3

They’re the perfect size for Boss boxes.

pedal board stage 4

Larger pedals need something bigger. Here I’ve heated and flattened a couple of metal brackets.

pedal board stage 5

Just the right size for the Dunlop Crybaby and the Proco RAT.

pedal board stage 6

pedal board stage 7

Planning the wood slats and the signal chain.

pedal board stage 8

pedal board stage 9

Building a small wooden frame, painting with primer + spraypaint.

pedal board stage 10

pedal board stage 11

Testing it all fits inside the carry case before screwing everything together.

pedal board stage 12

Bonus: Cut a hole in a spring-loaded pick holder to firmly attach it to the board.

pedal board stage 13

All done! Everything screwed together. Solid as a rock, and won’t fall apart in transit.

pedal board stage 14

Fitted inside the carry case.


You can also view the short discussion on Reddit.