Pedaltrain Pro

Here are a couple of shots of the current pedal board — one artistic, the second less so. I run a Pedaltrain Pro board and it is now being controlled by the Road Rage true bypass effects loop. Some of you were asking about how the new pedal worked its way into the board. Hopefully this gives you a view of the placement.

I labeled all of the switches with the exception of the Tuner. Hard to read with a small jpeg file, but you should be able to see the white strips above each footswitch.

Numbers 18, 19 of 50 shot at 50mm.

4 replies
  1. Rob H.
    Rob H. says:

    Hi, Richard, Happy New Year!

    I am in the process of constructing a new pedal board. I am curious as to the order in which you place your various pedals. Can you shed some insight for me?

    Feel free to reply by email if you wish….

    Best Regards, Rob

    • Richard Cleaver
      Richard Cleaver says:

      Hi Rob,

      The basic guideline to chaining effects pedals places tone filters and EQs first, boosters and overdrives second, modulation devices third, and delays fourth.

      On my board, I have a true bypass effects loop that has a dedicated split to a Korg PitchBlack tuner and the rest of the chain goes like this:

      Guitar -> Volume -> wah -> Tim (overdrive) -> OCD (overdrive) -> BB+ (overdrive) -> CE5 (chorus) -> Nova Delay -> Diamond Memory Lane 2 delay -> Amp

      I staged the various overdrives in terms of the degree of coloration (light, medium and heavy).

      Hope that helps.

  2. Dustin Barrow
    Dustin Barrow says:


    I’ve really been researching what all goes into a board like this. I’m really interested in the looper, and almost before today I don’t think I knew that really existed. I’m almost to the point of reaching over 13 pedals that I actually use. Three things:

    what cables (pedal to pedal) did you use?

    Does the looper control one pedal per switch on the looper or does one switch on the looper control 2-3 different pedals at a time?

    Would there be any way to see what the wiring underneath looks like?

    I want to get the pt pro, but I want to make sure it ends up this clean!


    • Richard Cleaver
      Richard Cleaver says:

      Hi Dustin,

      I used Lava cables. They are solder-free cables that can be cut to length. They come with either straight or right-angle jacks. I have also used George L’s in the past.

      I am basically driving one pedal per switch with the exception of the wah and volume. The tuner has a dedicated switch.

      If I have some time, I will do more of a profile on the board but suffice it to say that I am quite particular on cable management and the underside is very clean and well dressed.

      Hope that helps.


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