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Good but not great. Imagine if your partner just said "they're okay" about you? That's how I feel about this.
on February 28, 2017
The good, it's a solid piece of aluminum with a nice finish. The case is handy as well. The bad; I cleaned the board and the backs of my pedals with alcohol. After waiting a half hour I started putting the velcro on my pedals and started planning out how I would work this. I put a Mesa Roadster foot switch on the top. On the bottom I placed a Boss TU-2, BF-2, CE-2, MXR Carbon Copy. You could cram some more on there but it would get hairy. I put the velcro on the board and then pressed down HARD on them for a few moments. I needed to move a few things around and I lifted up, gently, on the foots switch. All of my velcro came off of the board. Hmm. Odd. So I moved a few pedals on the lower end around, the velcro either came off of the pedals or off of the board. So the "hook and loop" they send you is junk. I have some from my photo gear and used new pieces, solved that issue.
The size of the slots work for things like power adapters or patch cables but the end of the foot switch won't go through it. I'd have to cut it to do so. I'm not really interested in cutting a board I just spent 150 bucks on, so I'll run the cable off of the side, then under and along the back.
Which brings you to some planning issues. What side of the stage do you usually play on? Lately, I'm stage right. I'd run the input signal from the guitar into the pedal (that's on the far right) and then the cable from the last pedal that's on the left out and back to the amp. Plan your cable length accordingly.
This is a simple board. It's not perfect. It'll work for awhile, but I should've taken the time- researched a little bit, and built my own. Your mileage may vary. It's heavy duty. It'll likely hold up over stage use (I'll put it to the test every weekend of the next few months) but it's not a home run. I have some concerns that the case will hold up. I have a gator mini keyboard case that I've had for 10 years. It's great and has held up beautifully, but the case for this does not appear to be as sturdy.