You’ve found the pedalboard of your dreams, you managed yourself to set everything up, you even found a spot for that Wah pedal and the power supply you bought that day, when you spent the whole afternoon in your neighborhood’s music shop.
Do you think you’ve gone by the hardest part? You’ll be puzzled for a while trying to find out how can you keep your cables steady and tidy. Configuration of your pedalboard’s cabling may seem easy but a simple slip can spoil all your rig:
- An improperly connected or with too much spare cable setup won’t give you the desired sound and may result I interferences or an unwanted tone.
- Your pedalboard and pedals are in risk of moving, or even worse: falling down when moving the set. Imagine those messy cables getting wrapped around your foot in the middle of a performance. What a nightmare!
- The more pedals configured, the higher chance of them moving more than wished. That’s why it’s important to keep them well attached; otherwise, the connections between your pedals and the power supply could be damaged.
Having seen some risks of not having cables well organized in our pedalboard, you should’ve got to the point of how important it is to have everything well settled and attached.
Internet once more is a gold mine of solutions thought by creative musicians who have got to this point before you. And again, solutions are so imaginative:
- Cable ties or scotch tape are some of the more used solutions but there are many more. All of them can be used above or underneath the pedalboard. On the other hand, we’ll get to the point we were mentioning before: what do we do with cable ties that are visible or adhesives that make our pedals dirty?
- All Aclam Guitars pedalboards bring the option to use the inside space of the Tracks to keep cables out of sight with Tidy Cables accessory. It is a staple that doesn’t require any adhesives nor screws and you can use it in both above or underneath your Smart Track or Evo Track pedalboard.