All we do are pedalboards. We started with a blank slate back in 2007 inspired by skateboard decks and zip ties. We prototyped and tested many variations at gigs and in the studio, constantly tweaking and modifying the designs to get great boards that work better than any boards out there and that are made in the USA.
Built locally and sustainably out of quality, renewable materials they avoid the need for sticky velcro that doesn't hold up.
We paid a lot of attention to details, like raised shelves so you can reach the pedals in the back row without toe-dancing, carry handles so you can pick it up to get on and off stage quickly, and a huge space underneath the shelf for power supplies and the ability to customize your board with your own artwork or graphics.
We also thought about easy load-in and load-out, designing our own custom Bomber Case inspired by Bike Messenger bags of the 90's that is easy on the shoulder and built here in the Twin Cities to last a lifetime of gigging.
There are several configurations to fit different needs, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Chris Trifilio - Chief Inventor
» Made in the USA: This matters to us a lot and we have gone to great lengths to build a quality and affordable board locally. Designed in St Paul and made in Minneapolis. Buy American.
» Elevated and angled Top Deck: eliminate the toe dance trying to hit the pedals in the back row, they are raised above the level of the first pedals and are angled for easy switching. Below the top deck is the perfect place for a power supply.
» Ergonomic Curve: Patent pending curved design. The boards mimic the arc of your foot when swinging from side to side for more intuitive, accurate pedal switching.
» Built like tanks. The main board material is ¾” Baltic Birch ply, CNC cut, the Risers are made out of Aircraft-grade 6061 Aluminum, bulletproof. It's built to work well and to last.
» Warmth of real wood: Be creative, paint them, draw on them, put stickers on them. It’s real wood and it gets badges of honor with use. Just like a good guitar it gets better with age. Why put your pedals on carpeting?
» A Light Eco Footprint: Pure in form, pure in function and pure in materials and construction with minimal waste. The raw material is purchased locally and the machining of the parts is done locally by small business partners. The material is Baltic Birch Plywood, an extremely durable and attractive, renewable resource. Ships flat packed, easy to assemble with the highest quality hardware, we are thinking about low impact at every step.
» No need for velcro or nasty adhesives! Velcro is nasty, gummy, sticky, it peels off, pedals move and fall off. We designed these to use Zip Ties, one of the best inventions of the 20th century. The patent pending hole pattern allows you to mount anything easily with Zip Ties. They are easy to use, they don’t damage your pedals with nasty sticky stuff, they stay on, people can’t steal them at gigs, and they don’t fall off. If you want to move the pedal or change it out, just grab a Zip Tie. Simple. Velcro does work if that's what you like, but the zip ties work the best.
» Power supplies mount perfectly under the top shelf. You can also zip tie a regular power strip to the back and plug in your amp and pedals in there.
» Rubber Feet: Screwed-in (not stuck on) real rubber feet to keep your board from sliding and out of the spilled beer and whatever else is on the stage when it’s your turn to play.
» Two Carry Handles: As they say, the devil is in the details. Picking up a pedal board is not comfortable, quick or easy. Integrated handles, on top and on the side, allow for you to easily carry your boards for load-in and load-out.
» Easy to Customize: We ship Natural boards leaving the natural Baltic Birch surface finish, ready for your own: artwork, band logo stencil, clearcoat, paint or leave it natural to age gracefully with use. We recommend Fast-Dry Gloss Clear Polyurethane, 3 coats with 0000 steel wool in between each coat, it looks amazing. Note that the Chemistry logo shown in the photos does not come applied to the boards. Note, we also have painted, stained and clear-coat options if that's the way you roll.