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Why am I so weird, part 2..?

September 14, 2019 09:13AM
So, I've used the same pedal board for guitar for 18 years.. I custom built it to my own specs and design and its performed flawlessly for 18 years.. a pedal board, for those who don't know, is a board that you mount all your guitar effects on that you can control by stomping on the on/off switches on the pedal.. All the effects need power, so it includes adaptors and power cables etc along with patch cables to link the effects all together..

But then I get a wild hair.. I got 3 new effects and 2 of them are fluorescent painted.. wild hair idea on the loose.. Why not rebuild the pedal board with plexiglass so that's its see-through, mount black light strip lighting inside it, pin stripe the entire thing in lime green pin-striping, and have the most bad-azz pedal board ever known to guitarists world-wide?

Shoot yeah!

So, I ordered the plexiglass, black lights, pin-striping and new metal corner brackets etc.. and its all came in today I just got through cutting the plexiglass and will start working on the structural integrity of the board (plexi is not as tough as 3/4 inch plywood, so I gotta reinforce it to basically withstand me standing on it..) then mount the lights, the pedals and whatnot and PRAY the black lights don't create a buzz through the guitar signal.. I'll post pics when its done.. Here are pics of my old board that's being rebuilt.. I also ordered lime green vinyl that I'll use to make fluorescent sst lables for the front of the board like the chrome sst label on the old board..

The sad thing is: for the most part, nobody will see this board except the band onstage lol.. although it should be easier to find when the smoke has filled the stage - sometimes it gets difficult to hit the right pedal when its completely covered in smoke..

My old board with the old pedals on it:

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


  Why am I so weird, part 2..? Attachments

sstrams212September 14, 2019 09:13AM

  All my knowledge of pedal boards in one reply....

JamesJM60September 14, 2019 09:32AM

  Sounds about right...

sstrams48September 14, 2019 09:50AM

  Production update.. Attachments

sstrams65September 15, 2019 11:04AM

  Well, gotta give ya credit...

JamesJM43September 15, 2019 03:32PM

  Thanks man..

sstrams37September 15, 2019 03:47PM

  If I'm understanding correctly...

JamesJM44September 15, 2019 04:09PM

  No, I actually need to add them..

sstrams34September 15, 2019 05:17PM

  Yeah, think I lost ya...

JamesJM48September 15, 2019 05:39PM

  No, that's kinda what I want, as well..

sstrams41September 16, 2019 01:38AM

  Well, you could always..

sstrams38September 16, 2019 04:07AM

  Production Update #2 Attachments

sstrams55September 16, 2019 01:15PM

  I'm just gonna give you two thumbs right now

IowaRam36September 16, 2019 01:20PM

  Well, at least you're honest, Iowa..

sstrams38September 16, 2019 01:28PM

  Production Update #3.. Attachments

sstrams45September 17, 2019 01:12PM

  I might have missed it

IowaRam36September 17, 2019 01:22PM

  Here's a pic of my current board.. Attachments

sstrams39September 17, 2019 01:36PM

  Can't wait to see it complete, and fully loaded!

RAMbler40September 18, 2019 10:55AM

  Thanks RAMbler!

sstrams35September 18, 2019 11:30AM

  Things were going so well...

sstrams42September 19, 2019 02:00PM

  but where's the fun in that

IowaRam35September 19, 2019 02:23PM

  Its just frustrating..

sstrams40September 19, 2019 03:59PM

  So whats actually breaking the drill bits

IowaRam35September 19, 2019 04:08PM

  Its really thin metal..

sstrams45September 19, 2019 05:23PM

  Trudging on...

sstrams39September 20, 2019 11:22AM

  i am reminded of a favorite movie quote...

JamesJM41September 20, 2019 11:33AM

  No, that's my problem...

sstrams38September 20, 2019 01:52PM

  You sound like me....

JamesJM37September 20, 2019 09:50PM


sstrams33September 21, 2019 03:49AM

  Production Update #4.. Attachments

sstrams52September 21, 2019 09:54AM

  Looks to me like...

JamesJM35September 21, 2019 11:06AM

  If i tends up cratering..

sstrams33September 21, 2019 11:32AM

  I think you're ok...

JamesJM38September 21, 2019 11:57AM

  That's a good point..

sstrams34September 21, 2019 01:22PM

  Looks about right to me

IowaRam38September 21, 2019 01:55PM

  That's about what the calculations have felt like, Iowa..

sstrams35September 21, 2019 06:20PM

  Reminds me of those Erector Sets

IowaRam33September 23, 2019 06:05AM

  It COULD have rockets..

sstrams27September 23, 2019 06:38AM

  No pics but..

sstrams29September 28, 2019 12:44PM

  Re: No pics but.. Attachments

MamaRAMa40September 28, 2019 03:24PM

  Not for Halloween ?

IowaRam32September 28, 2019 03:56PM

  Re: Not for Halloween ?

MamaRAMa36September 28, 2019 04:03PM

  Oh I totally get that, Mama.. Attachments

sstrams32September 29, 2019 05:44AM


MamaRAMa27October 22, 2019 09:44PM

  Oh that is awesome, Mama..

sstrams25October 23, 2019 02:50AM

  looks like there's a new sheriff in town

21Dog29October 23, 2019 04:12AM

  Love it... and about costumes and pets...

JamesJM27October 23, 2019 04:57AM

  Re: Love it... and about costumes and pets...

MamaRAMa25October 23, 2019 05:59AM

  We do.. Attachments

sstrams26October 23, 2019 06:15AM

  Re: We do..

21Dog28October 24, 2019 03:49AM

  They were happier..

sstrams31October 24, 2019 08:06AM