The Best Powered / Unpowered Pedalboards

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In addition to keeping your stompboxes organized, pedalboards address clutter, storage, gear protection and transport needs. Here we take look at which boards are considered the best by users and experts, including those with and without a built-in power supply.

The Best Pedalboards

Gearank Sources Street Price
Pedalboards: (Size)
Pedaltrain Novo 18 SC (18.0" x 14.5") 93 40+ $130
Gator G-Tour Pedalboard Large (24.0" x 11.0") 93 50+ $220
Pedaltrain Metro 16 SC (16.0" x 8.0") 91 100+ $80
Gator Aluminum Pedalboard Large (23.8" x 10.6") 91 60+ $150
Pedaltrain Nano+ SC (16.0" x 8.0") 91 100+ $70
Pedaltrain Nano (14.0" x 5.5") 91 225+ $70
Powered Pedalboards:
Boss BCB-60 (24.8" x 8.7") 87 650+ $170
Gator GPT-PRO-PWR (30.0" x 16.5") 86 350+ $200
Behringer PB600 (24.8" x 6.9") 84 350+ $100
Gator GPT-PWR (16.5" x 12") 84 70+ $150

The Best Pedalboards

Our research highlighted the fact that market leaders Pedaltrain and Gator really are the favourites of users and reviewers. In fact between them they make up our whole list of the best unpowered pedalboards as shown below. We also found that while powered pedals are quite popular, ordinary unpowered pedalboards have fewer complaints, which is a likely testament to the benefits of being able to select and fit power supplies separately.

Pedaltrain Novo 18 SC Pedalboard with Soft Case

93
GEARANK

93 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$130
Pedaltrain Novo 18 SC Pedalboard with Soft Case (18"x14.5")

There's no doubt that Pedaltrain is the brand to beat, as attested to by actual reviews and ratings. They are known for their use of light and sturdy aircraft grade aluminum metal, which are joined together in an open rail design. The Novo 18 in particular has a taller 5-rail configuration that easily accommodates around 18 standard size pedals, and can easily handle a mixed bunch with wider and taller stompboxes. The board is angled for easy foot placements, and to make space for a power supply and cables underneath. This sloped design together with the use of hook-and-loop velcro allows for flexible pedal positioning and a clutter-free setup. The Novo 18 SC comes with a basic soft case, you can also get one with bundled hard case for improved protection. Also note that the Pedaltrain Novo series is available in other sizes, which include 24" and 32" wide models.

Features:

  • Frame: Lightweight Aircraft Grade Aluminum 5-rail Setup
  • Inclination: Angled
  • Dimensions: 18" x 14.5" x 3.5"
  • Softcase Dimensions: 20" x 17" x 5”
  • Weight: 4.0 lbs
  • Pedal Fastener: 90" Adhesive backed Hook-and-Loop
  • Accessories: Assorted Zip Ties.

Pros

Many users describe the Pedaltrain Novo 18 SC as having the perfect combination of size, reliability, and functionality for their needs. A good number were happy with the strength of the frame especially when considering its weight, while others were surprised at its solid velcro connections.

Cons

Some users rated the Novo 18 SC a bit lower because the soft case does not have a zipped pocket for storing cables and other tools. There were also a few who had issues with some of the velcro getting loose while inside the soft case and traveling .

Overall

Since it is currently the best rated pedalboard in the market, the Pedaltrain Novo 18 SC gets our highest recommendation.

Gator G-Tour Pedalboard Large

93
GEARANK

93 out of 100. Incorporating 50+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$220
Gator G-Tour Pedalboard Large (24" x 11")

With their experience in building instrument and gear cases, Gator is in a good position to build quality ready-to-use pedalboards. And that is exactly what they did with the G-Tour Large Pedalboard, combining traditional elements with modern reliability and portability. It starts off with a plywood frame that can house 10 to 14 pedals, and features aluminum valance for added structural strength. Your stompboxes are secured via 3M Dual Lock hook and loop fasteners, and it has 2 rubber grip handles that let you pull out the board from the case, for a more traditional flat on the floor setup. Other features include retractable tow-handle, built-in cable storage (under the pedalboard), inline skate wheels, shock absorbing EVA foam interior, lockable latches, and protective ball corners that protect the case from impact at vulnerable edges. Finally, a smaller variant of the G-Tour is available, in case you want something more compact but with the same road/air worthy features.

Features:

  • Frame: Removable Plywood frame with Aluminum Edging
  • Inclination: Flat
  • Dimensions: 24" x 11" x 3"
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Pedal Fastener: 3M Dual Lock Hook and Loop
  • Features: Retractable Rubber Tow-Handle and Inline Wheels, Protective Ball Corners, Lockable Latches.

Pros

Many musicians tout the Gator G-Tour Large as a true roady worthy pedalboard, used by many to carry and protect different kinds of pedals, including big multi-effects processors like the Line 6 Helix. It's modular removable pedalboard design also got a lot of thumbs up, while its tour ready hardcase and its practical features gave many guitarists the worry free travel that they deserve.

Cons

Some users cautioned that this heavy duty pedalboard is indeed heavy, they warned that you may end up damaging other gear, or injuring yourself if you're not careful. It is also bulky and will require a bit more trunk space than you'd expect.

Overall

The Gator G-Tour is definitely tour ready, get it if you're looking to carry multiple pedals to different venues and want the reliability of a solid flight case.

Pedaltrain Metro 16 Pedalboard with Soft Case

91
GEARANK

91 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$80
Pedaltrain Metro 16 Pedalboard with Soft Case (16" x 8")

Pedaltrain's Metro series features the same powder-coated aircraft grade aluminum railings that are favored for being lighter and stronger than conventional plywood boards. The main difference that the Metro series offers is its 3 railing configuration and non-angled flat profile. The 3-rail design is specifically meant for musicians with pedals that have different shapes and sizes. The top rail is ideal for accommodating taller pedals, or for positioning compact pedals horizontally. The same standard Pedaltrain features apply, including the use of adhesive back Hook and Loop pedal fasteners, bundled zip ties and a padded cordura nylon gig bag. You can avail yourself of the Metro 16 TC if you prefer one that is bundled with a hard case, and you can also check out wider variants, the Metro 20 and Metro 24.

Features:

  • Frame: Lightweight Aircraft Grade Aluminum 3-Rail Setup
  • Inclination: Flat
  • Dimensions: 16" x 8" x 1.4"
  • Softcase Dimensions: 17.75" x 9.75" x 4.5”
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs
  • Pedal Fastener: 48" Adhesive backed Hook-and-Loop
  • Accessories: Assorted Zip Ties.

Pros

The Pedaltrain Metro 16 SC is rated highly for its rigid build, and for the convenience it offers. Many guitarists found that the 3-rail design made pedal setup easier, while keeping the size and weight manageable. Most of the positive ratings were from musicians who had small to medium size rigs, and prefer their pedals on a non-angled board.

Cons

There were a few users who wished that the price was a bit lower. While a few complained about the lack of bottom space, when compared to other angled Pedaltrain models.

Overall

If you're looking for a professional looking pedalboard to tidy up your pedals and cables then check out the Pedaltrain Metro 16.

Gator Aluminum Pedalboard Large

91
GEARANK

91 out of 100. Incorporating 60+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$150
Gator Aluminum Pedalboard Large (23.75" x 10.6")

This colorful pedalboard is Gator's representative in the aluminum pedalboard market, and it continues to capture the fancy of guitarists everywhere. As the name implies, it is crafted from aluminum, which is preferred by many for it is strength and lighter weight. It has an angled profile and features routing perforations for clutter-free positioning of your cables underneath the board. The Gator Aluminum Pedalboard Large is 23.75" x 10.6" and allows for up to 12 standard size pedals, smaller and bigger versions are also available so you can choose one that fits your budget. It utilizes adhesive hook-and-loop strips to secure your pedals, and features no-slip rubber feet for stability. Finally, it comes bundled with a polyethylene-reinforced carry bag with removable shoulder strap. It's true standout feature is its color variants, which include black, green, orange and white.

Features:

  • Frame: Aluminum Alloy Pedalboard
  • Inclination: Angled
  • Dimensions: 23.75" x 10.66" x 2.98"
  • Case: Soft Nylon Carry Bag
  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Pedal Fastener: 3M Dual Lock Hook and Loop
  • Features: Cable routing perforations for routing your signal and power cables, 4 colors to choose from

Pros

Most of the users were impressed by its overall quality and color options. Many experienced users commended the Gator Aluminum Pedalboard for having a well thought out design, with its angled profile and cable routing holes. The bundled nylon carry bag also got a lot of praise from users who found it to be of better quality compared to the competition.

Cons

There were some users who had to improvise to get their power supply secured under the board, but this is expected since there really is no standard size and shape for them.

Overall

There's no better choice if you're looking for a ready-made colorful metallic pedalboard.

Pedaltrain Nano Pedalboard with Softcase

91
GEARANK

91 out of 100. Incorporating 225+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$70
Pedaltrain Nano Pedalboard with Softcase (14" x 5.5")

The Pedaltrain Nano is meant to be a compact solution for musicians who use fewer pedals. At most, you can fit in 4 standard size pedals into this board, which has proven to be just the right number for many acoustic guitarists, vocalists, ukulele players, bassists and others. The board itself features two rails of aircraft grade aluminum, which allows for basic side-by-side positioning of pedals. It comes bundled with everything you need to setup your pedals and cables, including 36" adhesive hook-and-loop velcro for fastening your stompboxes to the rails, and assorted zip ties for clutter-free cable positioning. Finally, the Pedaltrain Nano SC comes bundled with a basic soft case that lets you carry the pedalboard and the pedals conveniently in one bag.

Features:

  • Frame: Lightweight Aircraft Grade Aluminum 2-rail Setup
  • Inclination: Flat
  • Dimensions: 14" x 5.5" x 1"
  • Softcase Dimensions: 15" x 8.5" x 3.5"
  • Weight: 1 lbs
  • Pedal Fastener: 36" Adhesive backed Hook-and-Loop
  • Accessories: Assorted Zip Ties.

Pros

Many users describe the Pedaltrain Nano as being "perfect for what it is", a compact board for a small rig. Interestingly, many of the reviewers reported that they switched from a bigger board, in favor of portability and simplicity, and they found the switch to the Pedaltrain Nano to be an overall positive experience.

Cons

There were some who complained about to the Pedaltrain Nano's flat profile, and reported that they had to modify the foot of the pedal to make room for a power supply unit below the rails. Some users were not happy with bundled soft case, again pointing to its lack of a cable pouch. There were also a few users who were annoyed by the bag's side zipper opening, which requires you to slide in the board into the bag.

Overall

If you're looking to scale down your gear, or you're just starting out with a few pedals, then the Pedaltrain Nano should be high up on your list.

Pedaltrain Nano+ Pedalboard with Soft Case

91
GEARANK

91 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$70
Pedaltrain Nano+ Pedalboard with Soft Case (18" x 5")

The Pedaltrain Nano+ is another compact pedalboard but with a bit more horizontal space (18") to work with. This extra space allows for up to 6 standard size pedals side by side, while reducing the space between the two rails slightly. Again, the board is crafted from lightweight aircraft grade aluminum, which reduces weight drastically while keeping strength and durability high. It comes bundled with a 36" adhesive Hook-and-Loop strip that is used to fasten pedals on the board, so you can set up your gear right out of the box. It also comes with a number of zip ties, which work together with the open rail design in keeping your board clutter free. Finally, it ships with a basic soft case for convenient storage and transport of the aluminum frame, pedals and cables.

Features:

  • Frame: Lightweight Aircraft Grade Aluminum 2-rail Setup
  • Dimensions: 18" x 5" x 1.4"
  • Softcase Dimensions: 18.25" x 6.5" x 3.25”
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs
  • Pedal Fastener: 36" Adhesive backed Hook-and-Loop
  • Accessories: Assorted Zip Ties.

Pros

Reliability and ease of use were two main reasons why most users gave the Pedaltrain Nano+ high ratings. Many found it to be ideal for use with standard and mini-size pedals, with some reporting that it allows for a bit more room without dramatically increasing bulk and weight.

Cons

The same concerns for the Pedaltrain Nano were raised for the Nano+, most notable of which is the bundled bag's lack of pocket for storing cables. Lack of proper space and mounting for a power supply also came up a number of times.

Overall

If the Pedaltrain Nano is too small for you, or if you're looking to expand to six regular sized pedals at the most, then check out the Pedaltrain Nano+.

The Best Powered Pedalboards

Here we look at the best powered pedalboards, these come with built-in power supply for powering multiple pedals. This can be a more convenient option than the DIY approach of purchasing and fitting your power supply separately but there are some things to watch out for. Since pedals can have different power requirements (Voltage, Current Draw, Connector), you should check to make sure of the compatibility of the bundled power supplies. If you're using pedals that are powered by standard 9V adapters then these complications shouldn't apply. Some of the powered pedalboards below also offer 18V power options. Also some of these pedalboards are tailored to the manufacturer's standard pedal size and other sizes may not fit as easily.

Boss BCB-60 Powered Pedalboard

87
GEARANK

87 out of 100. Incorporating 650+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$170
Boss BCB-60 Powered Pedalboard

The Boss BCB-60 pedalboard is essentially a plastic box that can carry multiple stompboxes and morph into a pedalboard complete with power supply. It is wide enough for carrying around six Boss size pedals, and has the capability to power up to seven of them. Note that you can fit a wah pedal, or other taller pedals inside the right side of the board by removing the wire holder bar up top. Staying true to Boss' reputation for durability, both the exterior and inner-frame of the BCB-60 are crafted from impact resistant molded plastic resin, strong enough to handle the usual road trip bumps. And since it's made of plastic, it is relatively lighter and more importantly - affordable.

Features:

  • Inner-Frame: Molded Plastic with Padded Interior
  • Exterior: Molded Plastic Resin
  • Inner Dimensions: 24.8" x 8.66" (with removal bar to make room for taller 10" wah pedals)
  • Exterior Dimensions: 26.44" x 14.63" x 3.93"
  • Weight: 8.44 lbs.
  • Power Supply: 1,000mA AC adapter 9V power for up to 7 pedals.
  • Accessories: Pre-cut insert x 3, Spare insert x 1, 8-pin parallel DC cord, L-L cable (short) x 5, L-L cable (long) x 3, Owner's Manual

Pros

Described as very practical, the Boss BCB-60 have satisfied many. Many guitarists and bassists were happy with how it proved to be an all-in-one pedalboard and power supply solution for their needs. It has helped a lot of users in reducing cable clutter and simplifying their rig. Many guitarists and bassists also appreciate its portability and how easy it is to open and close for every gig.

Cons

There were a few users who were concerned that lid latches are frail, and they recommend carefully securing the latches and handling the unit with care, because they experienced having some of them break or open while in transport.

Overall

If you've got 6 or less pedals, and you're looking for a compact powered pedalboard that doubles as a hardcase, then get the Boss BCB-60.

Gator GPT-PRO-PWR Powered Pedalboard

86
GEARANK

86 out of 100. Incorporating 350+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$200
Gator GPT-PRO-PWR Powered Pedalboard (30" x 16")

The Gator GPT-PRO-PWR is a traditional style pedalboard that comes bundled with a power supply and a carrying case. The pedalboard is crafted from plywood, and is covered in Tolex material. This particular model is quite big, with a usable surface area of 30" x 16" - more than enough space for attaching more than 10 standard size pedals. The board is angled for easier access to the pedals, and for providing space for a power supply at the bottom. Speaking of power supply, the GPT-PRO-PWR is bundled with a G-Bus-8 which has 8 x 9V and 3 x 18V outputs. They supply the expected 8 x 9V connectors but oddly enough only a single 18V connector so if want to use the other 2 x 18v outputs you'll have to look for extra connectors. In case you need another power supply, the board has enough room for a second one, which many users put to good use with positive results. Like others in this list, hook and loop strips serve as pedal fasteners. Finally, this big board is bundled with a matching carrying case with two storage pockets for cables and other accessories.

Features:

  • Frame: Plywood Pedalboard Covered in Tolex
  • Inclination: Angled
  • Soft Case: Nylon Padded Carrying Case
  • Dimensions: 30" x 16.5" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 17.5 lbs.
  • Power Supply: G-Bus-8 with 8 x 9V, 3 x 18V Outputs
  • Accessories: Hook-and-loop strips, 9 x 24" straight end cables to power pedals, 8 x 9v & 1 x 18v cables

Pros

Many users admired the Gator GPT-PRO-PWR's overall build quality, from its solid-feeling sloped pedalboard, down to the zippers of the bundled bag. Gigging musicians found its practical features to be its best strength, most notable of which are the two big pockets on the bag for carrying accessories and cables. A lot of users also found the power supply to be of good quality, and some were happy that they can add an additional power supply without much hassle.

Cons

It goes without saying that this board is bulky and heavy, especially when packed to the brim with pedals, as such, many users have complained that it's not easy to haul around. There were some who received boards that required fixing out of the box, like stapling some parts of the tolex on the board. A few others were concerned about the thin power cables, and cautioned other users to handle them with care.

Overall

If you are looking for a big pedalboard with built-in power supply for your stompbox collection then the Gator GPT-PRO-PWR is your best bet.

Behringer PB600

84
GEARANK

84 out of 100. Incorporating 350+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$100
Behringer PB600 Powered Pedalboard

The Behringer PB600 is an affordable all-in-one solution for transporting, storing and setting up of up to six standard size (2.5" x 4.5") stompboxes. When packed, the PB600 looks like your average tough plastic toolbox, offering the same protection and portability to your favorite pedals. Opening up the lid shows the pedalboard frame, which come complete with foam padding for snug fitting your pedals. The company provided us with the actual usable space, which is 24.8" x 6.88", around the same ball park as the Boss BCB-60. While it is meant for standard Boss and Behringer size pedals, there's enough room for taller stompboxes and expression pedals by removing the "DC Cabling Duct" at the top. It comes with a 1.7 A power adapter with a daisy chain that can power up to six stompboxes. Other features include bundled 1/4" patch cables, and dedicated stereo input/output ports.

Features:

  • Frame and Lid: Impact Resistant Plastic
  • Inclination: Flat
  • Inner Dimensions: 24.8" x 6.9"
  • Exterior Dimensions: 26.125" x 13" x 4.5"
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs.
  • Power Supply: Built-in 9V DC power supply can provide power for up to six pedals
  • Accessories: 6 x 1/4" Patch Cables, Mono/Stereo Input-Output jacks

Pros

The general sentiment is that the Behringer PB600 is a great value pedalboard, and that it works well for musicians who use six pedals or less. Most users were happy with its reliability and portability, and how it simplifies transport and setup.

Cons

Experienced users warned that the bundled 1/4" cables can be problematic, and advises users to buy better ones to make the most out of the pedalboard. There were also a few users who experienced noise when plugging pedals of different make into the built-in power supply, and this maybe due to the different power requirements that different pedals have.

Overall

The Behringer PB600 is the most practical powered pedalboard option for those working with a limited budget.

Gator GPT-PWR

84
GEARANK

84 out of 100. Incorporating 70+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$150
Gator GPT-PWR Powered Pedalboard

The Gator GPT-PWR is the smaller version of the GPW-PRO-PWR, with space for up to 8 regular size pedals. The frame follows traditional plywood design, albeit covered in tolex for a more premium look. The face of the board is covered in velcro for attaching your guitar pedals, velcro strips for the pedals are included in the package so you can setup your gear right out of the box. It also has the same sloped design that allows for a G-Bus 8 power supply to be secured under the board, with cables that can power up to eight 9V pedals and one 18V pedal (and 2 more if you get extra connectors). Finally, this 16.5" x 12" board is bundled with a carrying case with a nifty pocket for storing compact gear and even cables.

Features:

  • Frame: Plywood Pedalboard Covered in Tolex
  • Inclination: Angled
  • Soft Case: Nylon Padded Carrying Case
  • Dimensions: 16.5" x 12" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 9.8 lbs.
  • Power Supply: G-Bus-8 with 8 x 9V, 3 x 18V Outputs
  • Accessories: Hook-and-loop strips, 9 x 24" straight end cables to power pedals, 8 x 9v & 1 x 18v cable

Pros

One user commented that the Gator GPT-PWR is rugged and easy to carry around, and it is a good representation of actual market sentiment. Many commended the pedalboard's solid build and feel, and almost all users agreed that the included carrying case is road worthy.

Cons

The bundled G-Bus-8 power supply got some users concerned, specifically pointing to its thin power cable which may give out at the most in-opportune time if you're not careful.

Overall

If the size is right for your needs and if you prefer traditional plywood based pedalboards over plastic ones, then get the Gator GPT-PWR.

Things To Consider When Buying a Pedalboard

  • Pedalboard Real Estate

    Knowing the space you need should be simple if you have standard size pedals, but it becomes more complex if you own pedals with different shapes and sizes. To give you a better idea of the size differences, we have listed the dimensions (W x D x H) of popular pedals below:

    Pedal Dimensions

    Pedal Dimensions
    Boss Pedals (Standard Size) 2.875" x 5.125" x 2.375"
    MXR Pedals (Standard Size) 2.375" x 4.375" x 1.25"
    DigiTech Pedals (Standard Size) 3.125" x 4.9375" x 2.125"
    Behringer Pedals (Standard Size) 2.75" x 4.8" x 2.125"
    Electro-Harmonix Nano Pedals 2.2" x 4.3" x 2"
    Strymon BigSky (Big Wide) 6.75" x 5.1"
    Fuzz Face (Big Circular) 7.75" x 10.75" x 3.5"
    Cry Baby Wah (Big Tall) 4" x 10" x 2.5"
    Vox Volume Pedal (Big Tall) 3.54" x 10.55" x 2.44"

    You'll notice that standard size pedals require around 3" x 5" of space, which is a good number to work with. While the Cry Baby Wah's dimensions should be the standard for most tall expression type pedals. Wide pedals will have very different dimensions so you'll have to consider each one and plan for them individually. In addition to the size of your pedals, patch cables also take space and must be considered. Note that while weight difference of small and big boards can be minimal, the actual weight difference will be bigger when you factor in the weights of the extra pedals that are added. To help you decide on the size, we have provided the actual dimensions of each one, along with pictures that show actual pedal placements on the boards to give you a visual idea of how your pedals will sit on the board.

  • Power Supply

    For convenience, some manufacturers build power supplies directly into their pedalboards, while others are bundled with dedicated power supplies that are mounted on the board. You can also get a stand alone power supply, but the goal is the same for all of them - to have enough power and cables for the pedals that you're using. The bad news is that pedal manufacturers don't always follow the follow the standard 9V power supply, which means that you should check your pedals to be on the safe side. The most common examples are pedals that require 12V or 18V. Note that using the wrong power supply may damage your pedal, so it is best to check the specifications. Another issue is that some pedals can be too power hungry, tipping the required current over the power supply's capacity. So if you have one or more of these power hogs then take this into account when purchasing.

  • Plywood vs Aluminum vs Plastic

    Plywood continues to be the material of choice for many musicians, because of its simplicity and practicality. Since it is made of wood, it can be easily customized, either by drill holes, making cuts or adding wood bits. On the other hand, Aluminum is in demand because it's lighter and more rigid, ideal for people who are always on the move. Plastic boards sit somewhat in between, they are sturdy, a little heavier than aluminum, and are usually more affordable.

  • Flat vs Angled Profile

    Angled or sloped pedalboards are becoming popular because of the space they provide underneath for power supplies and cables. The slanted profile also make reaching rear pedals easier. Flat pedalboards are more straightforward and store more easily, it is the default configuration for most compact pedalboards.

  • Carrying Case

    One of the reasons why custom pedalboards can be a pain is that you'll also have to customize a fitting carrying case. Thankfully, most ready-made pedalboards come with soft or hard carrying cases. Soft cases are lighter and easier to carry, while hard cases are heavier but offer more protection. Some of these carrying cases have pockets for carrying accessories, which helps simplify transport and setup.

  • Velcro, Cables and Accessories

    Most pedalboards utilize Hook-and-Loop Velcro as pedal fastener, and some manufacturers provide them along with the board. There are also those that come bundled with zip ties for better cable positioning. Some even provide 1/4" patch cables for connecting your pedals, so setting up will be easy out of the box. While having these accessories can be a good bonus, many users cautioned that their quality maybe sub-par, compared to those that can be bought separately. To give you a better idea of how modern pedalboards are setup, checkout the Pedaltrain Setup video below:

Methodology

First, we looked at all popular and top rated pedalboards that are being sold by major USA retailers. We found more than 25 of them, researched their relevant ratings, reviews and forum discussions, which added up to more than 3,400 sources. All these data were then fed into the Gearank algorithm, which gave as the scores that we used to find out which are the cream of the crop. To make categorization easier, we decided to divide the list into powered and unpowered groups, both of which are represented by the best of what the market has to offer. We also included important details like pedalboard dimension, material, weight and type of carrying case, along with a summary of notable pros and cons as reported to by actual users. For more information about this process see How Gearank Works.

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