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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.

tardis (1)

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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You may have read the first pedal project here. Or maybe you didn’t. Either way this is a similar yet altogether different project that is almost exactly the same. Quick recap: I found some parts form an abandoned bookcase and decided to recycle, reduce, and reuse.


First I did a little painting for aesthetics followed by the requisite pre-drilling.



Then screwed everything together.

We’re screwed!

Here’s where the really sweet part comes in. I had a handle I rescued from an abandoned carspeaker cab. I attached that and was ready to go!

Rescued handel parts.

We’re screwed again!

Look! It works!!

It’s alive!

Now all I have to do is buy more pedals and I can start using it. Eventually I will attach the pedals the same way I did on the shortboard-with eye screws and zip ties!


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So, a very long time ago I mentioned doing a pedalboard project involving a briefcase. That never happened. Then I found an emptied out speaker cab and I thought I would turn that into a pedalboard. That never happened. But then magic struck. A kind fairy abandoned an inexpensive particle board bookcase adjacent to the refuse bins.

Observe the magical materials!

I had enough to build two pedalboards, so I did. A short one for use now and a larger one for my dream setup.

Long board parts.

Short board materials.

I left the long board materials intact and cut the short board materials down. The short board was pretty easy. Once I had the parts cut I just needed to screw the foot piece on and BAM!

Side view of the short board.

Then it was just a matter of placing the pedals and marking where I needed to put the eye screws and screw them in.

Fancy pen marks fancy.


Look! It works! Just set the pedals, loop the zip ties through and tighten away.



An added bonus is that my pedals now defy gravity!


To be continued…

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Guitar Case Table

Fun little project


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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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