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So, I have had a great bass wah for awhile. And I have pretty much left it at ZLG HQ for practice. When I recently built a pedal board for myself I realized that it didn’t have the feet on it. Well, I knew it didn’t, but I was reminded. I thought, “Hey, I’ll just order some”, but what I found online, while affordable ($3.50) was going to cos me $4 in shipping?! I hit some local music shops, but no luck. One guy on a message board said he just called Dunlop up and they sent him a free set. Lucky *cough* liar *cough him.
Wel, I found a totally usable set at my local hardware store. That’s right! At the hardware store. AND it only cost me $1.50. The screws that came with it were to big, so I grabbed some others I had lying around that were the right width, but too long. No problem I cut them down. BAM! No more duck tape holding this pedal together.

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You may or may not remember the pedalboard project I did with found bits of a discarded bookcase. If you need a refresher (or a first look) go here now.

Well, I just couldn’t leave well enough alone. I am a Doctor Who fan and felt like showing that via my pedal board. If you don’t know, this is a TARDIS, and here is a picture.

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And here is what I did to my pedalboard. Much painting and varnishing to get it to stand up to a beating. The badge and sign are just printed paper that I then varnished to the wood. I am really pleased at how it turned out. There were quite a few times when I thought I had messed it up, but then it turned out to just look better and better. Any other Who-heads out there?

 

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Project time

3 years ago (WOW! yep 3 years) I teased about making a trip to a thrift shop and making a pedal board. That never happened. I didn’t need it really and then I had no effects pedals for awhile and so….

Here we are. I have been playing bass in Zombies Love Gizzards for over two years and now have a bass wah, an octave pedal, and a death metal distortion pedal(yes I use it with my bass). I now have a need for a way to carry these around for easy setup. So far I have just been stuffing them in the empty spaces in our guitarist’s pedal board to get to and from gigs.

On to my point. Today I acquired something that I will attempt to turn into a functional, utilitarian pedal board/carrying case. It’s going to involve power tools and….stuff. It’s a portable speaker cabinet. Still figuring out the specifics, but I know I am cutting this sucker in half.

Bee tee dubs, the original project idea I had 3 years ago was to turn a briefcase into a pedal board. Not an original idea, but still a worthwhile project. I may still do that some day.

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