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Pedalboard Pedigree

December 06, 2016

You may be wondering why an amp company designed a DC Solderless connector for pedals and pedalboards? The easy answer is we saw a need for such a connector from our experience in building and wiring pedalboards (we're pedal guys). So how much experience do I personally have in building and wiring pedalboards? Quite a lot actually, here’s some history. FXperts Custom Pedalboards (tolexed/carpeted in the living room of my apartment) When I played in a semi-popular regional touring band in the late 80’s, I designed a carpeted pedalboard with a lift-off lid as there was no available version to buy. A few bands we played with saw my board and inquired about getting their own, so for a few years...

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So what are 2.1MM DC Solderless Plugs anyway?

November 30, 2016

So we've been asked the above question quite a few times, by friends, family, non-musicians, etc. And since no one else is making this kind of plug, even guitar players might not know what it is or that it even exists. Simply put, we have taken the standard 2.1mm x 5.5mm DC power plug/cable, which usually plugs between the power supply (Voodoo Lab Pedal Power, etc.) and an effects pedal on a guitarists pedalboard, and made it solderless and cut-to-length. Since most of us have quite a few pedals, the standard DC power cables (which are normally 18" in length) can create quite a mess once the extra cable length is zip-tied or otherwise knotted together. With our DC Solderless plugs...

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