Build Your Own Guitar Effects Pedalboard

Build Your Own Guitar Effects Pedalboard


Total Run Time: 1.4 hrs

Phil OKeefe, a guitarist, audio engineer and producer, will demonstrate the step-by-step instructions on designing, assembling and wiring your own custom guitar effects pedalboard.

Topics include

  1. Customizing the Pedalboard to Your Needs
  2. Intro to Different Types of Pedals
  3. Materials, Parts and Tools List
  4. Spacing & Layout Considerations
  5. Setup-by-Setup Construction
  6. Assembly of Pedalboard
  7. Mounting Different Pedals
  8. Signal Flow of Pedals
  9. Cable Construction
  10. Power Supply Mounting
  11. Wiring, Connecting and Testing Power

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If you are sick of untangling all those cables and assembling your guitar effects pedals before playing, you need this tutorial. With a few tools, some supplies for the local hardware store and the information in this tutorial, you will have your very own customized, fully operational, guitar effects pedalboard!

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Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction (1 min)

Chapter2: Pedalboard Supplies (6 min)

Chapter 3: Pedal Signal Flow (3 min)

Chapter 4: Pedal Spacing and Layout (3 min)

Chapter 5: Pedalboard Frame Assembly (6 min)

Chapter 6: Bike Chain Disassembly (2 min)

Chapter 7: Mounting the Planet Waves Tuner (4 min)

Chapter 8: Mounting the Behringer Vintage Tube Monster (7 min)

Chapter 9: Mounting the Danelectro Fish and Chips EQ (4 min)

Chapter 10: Building the Pedal Cables (6 min)

Chapter 11: Mounting the Line 6 Space Chorus (5 min)

Chapter 12: Mounting the Line 6 Verbzilla (2 min)

Chapter 13: Summary of Pedal Mounting (1 min)

Chapter 14: Mounting the YellowJacket Power Strip (2 min)

Chapter 15: Power Supply Summary (1 min)

Chapter 16: Connecting Power to the Pedals (12 min)

Chapter 17 (3 min)

Presenter Info

Phil is a songwriter, producer, audio engineer, guitarist and owner of Sound Sanctuary Recording, in Riverside, California. In addition, Phil is an author, writing for such magazine as EQ and Keyboard. Phil also moderates both the Effects and Recording/Engineering online forums on As a professional guitarist, the genesis of Phil’s pedalboard design came from years of frustration with the inflexibility of placement and lack of stability of his effects pedals on other pedalboard designs.