Episode 2: Pedals, Pedal Boards and Power Supplies, Oh My!

In this episode, we will talk about:

  • Guitar pedals
    • What are pedals?
    • What do they look like, and how do they work?
    • Connecting pedals together, to your guitar and to your amp
    • Types of pedals
    • Potential pedal ordering as a start point
    • Troubleshooting tips for chains of pedals
  • Constructing a pedal board.
    • What is a pedal board?
    • How to attach pedals and create a layout for your pedal board
    • Cable management for patch and power supply cables
  • Power supplies
    • Isolated vs shared power supplies
    • How to provide power to multiple pedals
    • Tips for running cables from the power supply to the pedal.
  • Extras
    • Barefoot buttons-make pedals easier to press with your feet
    • Loopers-create software affect chains and limit noise on your pedals
    • Power conditioners-Clean up the power to your pedals and amp, sometimes removing noise

Getting the gear discussed in this episode.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or ideas please get in touch through the contact link found above.

If you have any questions about purchasing the gear mentioned here, I would highly recommend reaching out to my sales engineer at Sweetwater. Ethan has been instrumental in finding accessibility solutions, providing advice and helping to recommend pedals and configurations that work for my accessibility needs. Contact him by calling (1800) 222-4700, extension 3296, or check out his Sweetwater profile page here! Please let him know you were referred by this project.

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Gear referenced in this post

The primary pieces of gear that might be tough to find are the Dual Lock strips, and the tie-down points. I also note cables I spoke of, and their lenghts and potential uses for them.


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