Ten pedalboards primed to provide a happy home for your growing stompbox family.

Whether you rely on a couple pedals or a dozen, standard-sized or micros, laying them out in an efficient manner that works for you is key. This month, we’ve rounded up 10 pedalboard options that will help you get there.


Tour Pro 1520
This ’board features a two-tier design along with a detachable/moveable riser to accommodate volume, expression, or wah pedals.
$249 street


Pedalboard Medium
Cut from a single piece of anodized aluminum, these tough, lightweight pedalboards have strategically placed cutouts to accommodate a wide spectrum of routing configurations.
$219 street


Dingbat PX
Designed to integrate seamlessly with the company’s power supplies, these pedalboards include Voodoo’s PX-8 PLUS pedal switcher with 36 programmable presets.
$449 street


These boards promote ditching Velcro via their unique pedal-plate system, while the pre-cut slots allow for customization through the company’s interchangeable connectivity modules.
$129 street


Smart Track S2
Utilizing a fastener system that allows for quick changes and prevents possible pedal damage, these pedalboards also feature adjustable rear feet for fine-tuning the slope.
$249 street


1224 Tolex Series
These pedalboards are available in a variety of Tolex options and can accommodate up to 12 standard pedals. They are equipped with 1/4" in/out jacks for setup/breakdown ease.
$189 street


Available in a variety of colors, these lightweight aluminum pedalboards feature non-slip feet, angled cutouts for easy cable routing, and a universal power-supply mounting bracket.
$149 street


Skyboard Junior
To keep it light and tight for minimalist guitarists on the go, this compact aluminum-alloy pedalboard was designed to accommodate a spread of micro pedals.
$59 street


GO Board
Complete with a 9/12/18V power supply, this single-deck mini system features a latch-down lid and a hinged, locking pedal deck that provides ample storage inside.
$340 street


Metro 24Thanks to its low profile, horizontal orientation, the company’s first three-rail pedalboard system is sized right for players who live or work in tight spaces and require portability.
$99 street

It’s not difficult to replace the wiring in your pickups, but it takes some finesse. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. After numerous requests, this month we’ll have a closer look at changing wires on a single-coil pickup. As our guinea pig for this, I chose a standard Stratocaster single-coil, but it’s basically the same on all single-coil pickups and easy to transfer. It’s not complicated but it is a delicate task to not destroy your pickup during this process, and there are some things you should keep in mind.

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The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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