This year, PG received more pedalboard submissions from readers than any other year, which makes us very happy. If you’re discerning and passionate as ever about your effects, you’ve come to the right place.

A few of you mentioned catering your boards to lighten the load on your backs, which makes sense considering that this roundup includes one of the biggest boards ever submitted: It has 53 pedals. Seriously! We’ve got some rocket-scientist level tone tweakers in the house, and we’re extremely impressed at the clarity and nuance with which they’ve explained the wiring setups and how they use these boards. So here we go … step on, and bask in the craft of the pedalboard. Until next year!