Pedal storage ideas ?

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  1. Drinkingdeath01

    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I own a ton of pedals but they just sit in a couple of milk crates covered in cables. Its an embarrassing mess so I tend to not even bother with digging through the pile to see what I have. I would like to find the best way to store them either on a wall or shelf of some kind to where I can see what I have. I would prefer them off of the floor, so do you guys have any ideas ?
     
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    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    I put "out-of-rotation" pedals back in their boxes with the original packing materials, and place them on shelf. Of course, none have batteries installed that can leak and corrode.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Thats a good idea but I'm looking for more of a display and storage solution. I need to know what I have at my disposal.

    I have more wall space than floor space so I'm thinking wall mounted shelves?
     
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    fitz288 Apprentice Fermi's Paradox Analyst Silver Supporting Member

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    If you have some wall space, make a display shelf for some gear head wall art.
     
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    One of the smartest ideas I've seen to display/store pedals was using a shoe shelf/cabinet, which sets them at a slight angle. Can't remember where I saw that, but that was brilliant.
     
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    Derek S Well-Known Member

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    I have a towel laying over mine as they're just not in use right now...I need to get them up off the floor I guess because from what I gather dust is an electronics killer.
     
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    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the make and model of each pedal printed on the box it came in? I can look at the shelf and instantly know what's there, and the boxes protect them from damage. It takes what, a minute to unpack one? I realize that some people throw the box and packaging away when they get a new pedal. You'll figure it out.
     
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    I feel your pain I can help send me those pedals for a good safe home
     
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    I would sell all the ones you never liked or don't use anymore. Then build a nice shelf on a slant you can walk up to and operate each pedal from. You can either plug them all in, or what I would do is have a display line up of them, and a spot where you can plug in about 8-10 pedals at a time to play with. You can select from the line up, and put into the playing slot. Now you can see what you have, easily select a pedal, and use it for different effects. Cover the whole thing with a towel you can wash once and awhile. Sort of a test station you can use all the time.

    You could "wallpaper" a room with all the box's when done. Get some of that sticky stuff that does not hurt anything and put a little blob on the box and stick it to the wall. Don't like it, pull it down. (Don't hurt the box though.) Good place to store them and help a little with sound deadening, especially if you put a piece of foam in each box.
     
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    I think this guy has the right idea (wall space permitting).

    JHS.JPG

    But the first thing to do is MAKE AN INVENTORY!
     
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    How about those stackable shoe racks, its like a 3 foot wide rack with a tilted shelf, you can attach a bunch together and make a nice tall wall cabinet display. :yesway:
     
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    old china cabinet. or how about a curio cabinet?
     
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    Check out Darrel Braun and I think Phillip McKinght on YouTube. In some of their videos you can see their pedal displays in the background. Similar to what SkyMonkey showed with JHS Pedals but on a smaller scale.
     
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    Amazon wants $40 for 2 of these 3ft shelves.
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    You could probably make something like this for about $5 a shelf.
    size, paint or stain to match whatever.
     
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    I use these all over my man cave/music room. I'm not much on permanent fixtures on a wall though. Either way, they seem to work for everything with me. I have used them for a place to keep my tube amp heads. I even used them gigging for an all in one solution for my cabinet, head and small rack. And, they're cheap but very sturdy and adjustable, My example below, you can split them in half and make a table out of them. I cut some Luan for the top and bottom and painted black to match.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Style-Sele...er-Steel-Freestanding-Shelving-Unit/999990410


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    killer idea Biff
     
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    I like this idea...

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    that's spectacular.

    on a side note, if anybody has any empty, not-used Boss boxes, I need some. Think about it.
     
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