Do you want to get the most out of your pedalboard rig? Let us help. If you’re like most players, you have been through your fair share of effects pedals to find your signature sound. Once you do, then you face the daunting task of wiring it up on your board making sure it all fits on there, that you have access to the pedals and knobs you need to, making sure it’s reliable from gig to gig, and sometimes under a certain weight for fly dates. It can be quite the task, but that’s where we come in.
What we do? We take your collection of pedals and components and attach them to an existing or new pedalboard and wire them with fresh, custom length soldered cabling so that your rig is as efficient as possible. We offer consultation on your gear to help you get the most out of your rig.
What’s included? All the necessary cabling based on the options chosen when building your setup. Also, any Velcro or Dual Lock needed to attach your pedals and all cable tie mounts, zip ties, cable clamps, and block risers needed to complete your setup are included in the stated price.
The Process. It’s really pretty simple and we’re here to help if you have any questions or inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us directly.
1. What components? First you need to determine what effects and components you want in your rig. Not sure? We can help with that too. We can set up a consultation to help you determine everything you’ll need to get what you want and will use our experience to make recommendations. We can even help source various components such as custom junction boxes, loopers, aux switches etc. We are also a dealer for various components (RJM controllers and others) and power supplies (Voodoo, Strymon, Walrus and others) so that you don’t have to ship from multiple locations.
2. Signal chain? Next you’ll need to establish you signal chain. This is the order of your effects and what other components are connected to them. We can make this part of a consultation as well if you need help.
3. Plan your pedalboard and case? Once you know what is needed, the next step is to check fit and make sure you’ve sourced an appropriate board and case. Nothing makes a setup more challenging and inneffective than cramming more than is really possible onto a rig. Our website www.pedalboardlayout.comcan help determine if your rig will fit on a standard size board offering from us. OR, some customers that choose a custom size flat board will allow us to work a layout for them once the rig arrives and cut the board to size. Either way works. You can also send in an existing pedalboard, but please contact us first with the specifics as some pedalboards are not able to be used for setups. In addition, you’ll want to plan a case of some sort. We do have methods of shipping a rig back to you without a case, but it is costly and not preferred. Typically, especially with larger setups, we recommend some form of hard case for shipping to truly protect your investment you just paid to have us wire.
4. Order and Schedule it. Now that you have a list of components, signal chain and size, you’re ready to schedule a setup and order it with the options explained below. To schedule your setup, please contact us directly for calendar and timeframe inquiries. Once your setup is ordered your spot in line is held. Our typical turn around time for most setups is 3-5 business days from the time it arrives and longer for larger setups. Please plan accordingly to minimize time without your rig.
5. Return Shipping. The return shipping is to be calculated once the work is complete for the most accurate weight and dimensions. Once the shipping is calculated, we'll contact you with the total and will ship your setup after the total is paid.
Setup Options explained:
How many pedals wired MONO does your board have?
Count up the number of pedals you want wired MONO with a single In and Out. This can be a pedal that has stereo jacks (2 IN and 2 OUT) but will only be wired for MONO (IN and OUT).
How many pedals wired STEREO does your board have?
Count up the number of pedals you want wired STEREO with 2 INS and 2 OUTS.
How many LOOPER CHANNELS wired MONO does your board have?
Count the number of MONO pedals AGAIN if they will be wired through a true bypass looper/controller (receiving a SEND and RETURN from the looper). Do not count MONO pedals if they are NOT in the looper receiving a send and return (example: a compressor or EQ pedal that goes before the looper).
How many LOOPER CHANNELS wired STEREO does your board have?
Count the number of STEREO pedals AGAIN if they will be wired through a true bypass looper/controller. This still applies for TRS send and return connections found on Mastermind PBC loopers.
How many pedals controlled by MIDI does your board have?
Pretty straight forward. Please count any pedal you wish to link to midi including the controller as well. (example: midi controller, delay, reverb, modulation = 4)
How many Pedals will need a custom length power cable?
Included in our pricing for each component is wiring them for power with the cabling that came with your power source. Sometimes we charge separately if longer cables are needed. However, some customers choose to have ALL of their power cables made to custom length by us as well. If you prefer this, count how many pedals require a standard 2.1mm barrel plug connector. (passive VPs and other similar pedals don’t need to be counted, but if you have an active or modded VP or a junction box requiring power, please be sure to include that in your count)
How many TS connections needed for various aux pedals? (external tap tempos, etc)
This is a list of any TS (mono) cables that are in addition to the above. Let’s say you want to connect a pedal to a tap tempo. The tap tempo would not count as a MONO pedal, just one TS cable. On the same token, let’s say you get a 2 or even 4 way tap tempo. You’ll need to count each of those TS cables needed here.
How many TRS connections needed for various aux pedals? (expression, etc)
This is a list of any TRS cables that are in addition to the above. Let’s say you want to connect a pedal to a expression pedal. The expression would not count as a MONO pedal, just one TRS cable. On the same token, let’s say you get a dual expression. You’ll need to count each of those TRS cables needed here.
How many Y Cables needed for various aux pedals? (expression, etc)
This is a list of any Y cables that are in addition to the above. Let’s say you want to connect a pedal to a expression pedal. The expression would not count as a Stereo pedal or looper channel, just one TRS cable. You’ll need to count each of those TRS cables needed here.
What style of pedalboard is this setup for?
Flat board setups are calculated as the base price as they are essentially 2 dimensional. An angled board setup is 2 sided (3 dimensional) and usually takes a bit longer.
Notes (all pedals/components involved, signal chains, love letters, etc)
This is just an area for you to list your signal chain and any other applicable notes for you setups. We enjoy the oddball love letter as well.
*Setups are subject to return shipping charges which are calculated after the setup has been completed and boxed up. Creation Music, LLC assumes liability for any lost, stolen, or damaged property of the client once in our facility. Creation Music, LLC assumes no liability for lost, stolen, or damaged property of the client in transit by any shipping company. Clients are subject to additional charges as necessary to complete the work requested by the client (example, pedal additions, changes to the work requested or oversight correction). Setups are not to be cancelled once payment is complete. Clients who cancel a setup are subject to a cancellation fee at the discretion of Creation Music, LLC.