I do a lot of guitar-centric work not only in my studio but also on mobile sessions, so for me, a pedalboard is a crucial tool when it comes to recording. With pedalboards of yore, you had to find the right sized base for your needs, then figure out the best way to power all the different pedals with a variety of voltages. With the Voodoo Lab Dingbat series, all the guesswork is taken out of the equation.
It is a sturdy, lightweight base crafted from 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, complete with a padded gig bag. Hook and loop tape is provided to mount the pedals, as well as zip ties and four-way mounts.
Since I have a variety of pedals that I use on a “per track” basis, I bought a number of Dingbat Medium boards, which fit up to five pedals easily (there are a variety of size options). Even better, you can get them with a number of different power supplies. I selected the Pedal Power ISO-5. Factory installed (thank you!), it lets me plug in five isolated inputs and includes high-current 9V and 12V outputs, plus a dedicated 18V output.
I have a number of Eventide H9 pedals and this allows me to create an all-stereo effects pedalboard that I use for ambient track needs on certain shows. I also have a Dingbat that’s stocked with more traditional pedals, and a large one for live use.
What I like about these is that they are small enough to let me quickly swap them in a session (4.4 pounds), but also sturdy enough to take out on the road. Well built, well designed and clearly thought out by musicians, the Dingbat series with Pedal Power makes pedal life easy.
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