Not including meatball eating time, of course.
Why spend time and money searching for one when you can make your own fantastic pedalboard from IKEA in less than ten minutes?
Today I went to the IKEA near my place with the goal of finding a pedalboard.
And I found this great coat rack MACKAPÄR, which is actually TWO pedalboards ready to go!
- MACKAPÄR hat and coat rack
Make your own pedalboard
1. Open up the MACKAPÄR coat and hack rack. Attach just one of the curved bars to the long edge of the rack. (The original rack installation has two bars along both edges.)
2. Arrange your pedals on the mesh board till you are happy with the flow. There is still room for more pedals if I ever get expand my collection.
So far, it works amazing! Thanks IKEA!
~ by J Aldo Do Carmo
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#1 $15 DIY pedalboard
As a guitarist and dad, Garrett was searching for an affordable way to keep his effect pedals all secured and easy to move as his toddler likes to rearrange them while he plays, disconnecting cables and cords.
Professionally built pedalboards (like these) can cost an arm and a leg. This was a flash of inspiration while looking for something else, as often happens at IKEA. See full tutorial of DIY pedalboard.
#2 The Deluxe Version
Florian admits that this might seem a little decadent (though we honestly love the rock-glam), but aside from its practical use it is excellent as a musician’s living room decoration. See more of the GORM/ HEJNE pedalboard.
#3 Extra large pedalboard
Mikael needed a pedal board with lots of space as well as being easy to take to a gig. His set-up is perhaps a bit unusual but it fits a motherload of pedal effects and more. See the XXL pedal case in detail and view more photos.
#4 IKEA GORM / HEJNE pedalboard
Ray took the IKEA GORM shelves (discontinued, try the HEJNE shelves) and made a slim and compact pedal board case for guitar effects pedals. Easy to carry around too with the box top. See how he made the GORM pedalboard.