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!!!!!!! MOST ORDERS SHIP IN (1) DAY !!!!!!!

Trailer Trash Ships Quick :

Pedalboards - Cases and Prepped Boards w/ power supplies / ac’s / side jacks, etc… ship within a day or so -
We keep all in stock and rarely are we out
Please go to our Contact/Ordering Page for "How to Order" - we accept Visa/MC or PayPal
M-F 9-5. 720-320-6975 - US & Canada Only
For International Questions/Ordering: Please Email

PLEASE SEE OUR FAQ’S


We Sell Our PedalBoards In 3 Levels :

Level 1 –
 

We sell board/case packages
 or boards w/ no case (See The Boards for Pricing)

 

Level 2 –
 

We sell board/case prepped with power supplies and wiring accessories for the customer

Side A/C & Power Supply Detail :
 When prepping a board, the customer tells us what they need for power.
 T-Trash sells and installs the Voodoo Lab power supplies. (PP-2+, 4x4, ISO 5, Mondo & PP-Digital)
 Many customers already own power supplies and opt to send these to TT for installation, as the customer must have knowledge on how to hardwire your power supply to the side a/c.
 It does require ‘you’ to cut and strip the a/c cable and hardwire into the side a/c

T-Trash only gives advice on spec’ing power for the customer in Level 3, when we are wiring the entire board

The customer also lets us know what side of the board that they want the main (male) and courtesy (female) a/c installed

Side-Mount Jacks Detail :
 Side-Mount jacks for input/output/stereo/fx send/return/midi/xlr - etc…
 The customer lets us know what side of the board they want them installed on and if they are part only -$20.00 each for installed but not wired Neutrik - or if you want us to pre-solder them - (we solder Mogami – Evidence Monorail or George L’s cable, 6” inches longer than the width of your board when ordering them ‘wired’) - $30.00 each for wired Neutrik

Wired Neutrik Detail :
 Once you have the prepped board in front of you, you are required to drill holes in the top, route the cable through and build the plug on top to finish -
 It is safe to drill through the Veltop to finish the wired Neutriks, but this will have to be redone every time you replace your Veltop as mentioned in the FAQ’s Section - Why T-Trash Only Custom Wires On Hardtops or Glowtops and Not On Veltop Pedalboards :

2nd Level image

 

Many customers also send us their loopers, a/b boxes etc… to install as part of a prepped board – this way, they only have to send/return & run d/c out to each pedal, making the finish of the build much easier for the novice.

The prepped board pictured not only illustrates ¼” Neutriks, and a power supply mounted and wired to side & top a/c’s, but also has the Large hole cut in the Hardtop for ease of pulling d/c cables out to each pedal – Hardtops are generally sold w/o the top hole cut, but if the customer wants this feature, T-Trash will add for free. All Veltop boards come stock w/ the Large top hole

2nd Level image 2

 

wiring

For this player, we prep’d his board so when he recieved it,  it was a breeze to finish the wiring.

We installed (1) Main A/C - (2) Courtesy A/C’s (1) Top and (1)  side (This is an extra A/C’s for pedals that need A/C power - you  can plug your amp in here too)

We hard wired his power supplies to the side A/C. With these accessories  he only has to plug in the x-cord to the wall and all of the A/C & D/C  are ready to go.

We installed 3 Neutrik locking 1/4” plugs - Guitar ‘IN’ on  the right - Stereo ‘OUT’ on the left.

He sent us his True By-Pass loop boxes and we installed them with audio  and power.

Voila! He only has to build his audio cables and run his D/C cables to  each pedal and within a few hours, he has professional results.

 

 
 
 
 

We also sell the rest of the parts needed to assemble your board as seen on the T-Trash website – see Custom Wiring & Accessory Page for pricing.

Interested in ordering a custom wired Trailer Trash Pedalboard?

If you want to get a custom wired board, the first step is to send us a pic of your pedals laid out on a template of a (size board that we make). 

Pictured is an example of a 24"x12" template that a customer (Adam Scovanner) sent to us to start a custom wired order:

This was Adam's board when we were finished: 

Please leave enough room to plug the cables in. We always require this step. It helps us to determine if we can do our quality of wiring on a the size board that you want to build. We always work with the customer on final layout and signal flow, but the initial pic lets us see what we are getting ourselves into…..

All orders for custom wired boards are taken over the phone.

There are many details to discuss when building these custom boards so the phone works best for us.

Please call 9-5 Pacific Time Monday through Friday. If you miss us, please leave a message. We have our hands full most of the time and rely on our answering service.

Will Trailer Trash fix my non-working pedal?

No, we don't do any kind of tech work, only custom-wired pedalboards. We ask that you test all of your pedals before sending them to T-Trash for installation. We also ask that when you order a custom wired pedalboard, that you agree that all of your pedalboard contents have been checked and are in 100% working order, clearing Trailer Trash of any liability for any non-working pedals. Any pedals shipped to T-Trash that do not work will unfortunately delay the process. (Your non-working pedals will be returned to you until they are in usable condition.)

WARNING : WARNING : WARNING : WARNING :

Do not use pedalboard when stage is wet – if pedalboard board gets wet, completely dry before using. If using an ATA Case make sure the foam inside is dry before plugging in and using pedalboard –

Do Not Use out in Your Lawn, Yard, Grass etc… unless the pedalboard is in the tray of the ATA case as there can be moisture lurking – Use your pedalboard only on hard dry surfaces.


shockcase

 

Why a Shock Mount ATA case?

There are other pedalboards on the market that are designed so that the  'case' is the 'pedalboard'.

This pedalboard/case all in one design allows the pedalboard contents  to suffer all of the shock, bumps, drops and slams from typical tour  use, simply because your pedals are mounted to the actual case.

In true innovative Trailer Trash fashion, we have designed a pedalboard  that will rest in a foamed ATA tray. Our boards are designed either  to take out of the tray, or you can set the ATA case down on the stage,  undo the butterfly latches, lift off the lid, plug in your board, play  a show, while still having it protected by the foamed ATA tray. Fast, easy, and reliable.

As seen in the picture above, the front and the back of the board rest on the foam. By relieving the foam from the center of the tray, we have created more room for the power supplies to breathe.

 



 

Why T-Trash Only Custom Wires On Hardtops or Glowtops and Not On Veltop Pedalboards -

The reason for this is a Veltop will eventually wear out –
 It’s just the nature of this style product.
 You can get approx 100 sticks in one spot – we do sell the replacement tops, which is a cool feature on T-Trash boards. You can install new tops to refresh your board when needed – (we sell) (if you are not removing your pedals all the time, then the Veltop will not wear out)

The downside, is if you take the time to drill and do board-thru wiring like T-Trash, when the Veltop wears out and you need a fresh top, you have to redo all of your wiring - Veltops were originally meant for ‘above board wiring’ and using the top hole to pull the d/c cables out to each pedal from the power supply mounted below -

If you want to do a nice hard-wired pedalboard, use our Hardtop or Glowtop w/Tour Grade Velcro. The Tour Grade Velcro we use never wears out, and if you need to remove it to move a pedal, the Velcro adhesive will come off nice and clean by soaking the residue left behind in mineral spirits – This, when left to soak long enough, will peel off with ease leaving your Hardtop in new condition, with no scraping required. Just wipe with denatured alcohol for final cleaning. Veltops work great for the player who likes to change out pedals, and also great for a studio that has pedals coming & going on a per song basis.

All Tops Are Replaceable For The Life Of Your T-Trash Pedalboard :

Yes, you can buy a new Hardtop. Or, you can send your original Veltop or Hardtop board back to T-Trash and we can upgrade to a Glowtop.

Being able to refresh your pedalboard for the life of the board is worth the price of admission. This is one of the best features w/ Trailer Trash Pedalboards – Think about it. You can ‘Swiss-cheese’ the heck out of your top with drilling etc…use it like that for a few years, and when you get bored or get a new job that needs different pedals, Viola, just replace the top and you have a new board to work with.

 24x12 = $25.00
 28x16 & 30x18 = $35.00
 36x18 & 40x18 = $45.00

Please call to order

Power Supplies Fit Under Pro Series T-Trash Pedalboards :

T-Trash’s unique pedalboard design was the 1st pedalboard in mainstream market that was designed for power supplies to mount under the board – this forced companies to redesign to be able to keep pace w/ the T-Trash cutting edge design.

We haven’t found any power supplies available on the market that won’t fit under a T-Trash Pro Series Pedalboard

This has included : Voodoo Lab - MXR MC403 CAE Power System – TRex – BBE – Palmer – G-Labs - VHT Valvulator – JuiceBox – DC Brick - etc…
 We also mount most Wireless units under our boards as well as Buffers & FX pedals

All of the information listed above has applied to our ProSeries 28"x16", 30"x18", 36"x18", 40"x18" boards. The 24"x12" ProSeries PedalBoard is new in our product line so up to this time we have only installed Pedal Power 2, ISO-5, PP-Digital, Supacharger, and T-Rex. We know for sure that a VHT Valvulator won't fit under a 24"x12". But we are pretty sure that a MXR MC403 will fit, but we haven't had a chance to install one yet. We will update this once we know.

* Voodoo Lab - MXR MC403 CAE Power System – TRex – BBE – Palmer – G-Labs - VHT Valvulator – JuiceBox – DC Brick – these are all registered trademarks of these companies. Trailer Trash PedalBoards is in no way affiliated with any of these companies.


How to Install Pedals and Power Supplies Using Our Tour Grade Velcro :

When T-Trash installs your pedals on a Hardtop or Glowtop, we use our Tour Grade Velcro –
 We can put 2 – 2” strips on a Boss size pedal, snap it to a Hardtop or Glowtop and pickup a 90lbs. pedalboard by lifting only w/ that one pedal… insane holding power.

For best results, you must remove all rubber feet, pads etc… from the bottom of all boxes to be installed.
 Once the bottom of the box has been cleaned, use a little denatured alcohol to wipe away any residue (grease from hands etc..)
 This will allow the velcro to get a nice clean stick.

We never put Velcro down the center of any pedal, it allows the pedal to rock and that’s not good for the long haul as your wiring will be moving as well. Instead, go to the outside edge and install to the left & right or top & bottom of the short side of the rectangle shaped box. This will hold your pedal & wiring nice and solid, with no rocking. Pre-cut the male & female sides to match. When you are ready to stick to the pedal, peel the backing off the male side Velcro to expose the adhesive, and use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the adhesive side until it turns glossy (10-30 seconds). Heating makes the adhesive side turn to a glossy/liquid surface – stick the male side to the pedal, then do the same w/ the female side and stick it to the correct spot on the board that you have pre-marked. The reason for heating… ?? it seals the edges. If the edges of the Tour Grade Velcro are not sealed, the dust will slowly start working it’s way under the Velcro and will cause it to eventually fail and let go. All the same heating techniques are used for installing components under the T-Trash board -

Tour-Velcro-Install

Once you have both sides of the Velcro stuck, then place the pedal over the Velcro on the board and snap it together. This can require a pretty aggressive ‘push with the palms’ to get the Velcro to completely snap together, but once it is installed, it is on there… you will have to use a flat-bade screwdriver to wedge in between the Velcro and gently pry up and apart to remove the pedal –

When T-Trash installs heavy pedals like wahs or power supplies, we install/stick the male side Velcro first. Then we snap all the female side to the male side – then we peel & heat the female side – Once it has turned glossy, we place the entire pedal/power supply in its spot that we have pre-marked. We use approx. 1 foot of T-Grade Velcro on a wah or power supply. Trying to get all snapped together with this much Velcro can be near impossible, so by pre-snapping both sides of Velcro first and setting the box in it’s place while the Velcro is heated and glossy, avoids the tough snapping process and will guarantee a solid mount. We have boards on tour all over the world that are assembled using this Velcro method with great success !

Correct Board Size –

Trailer Trash Pedalboards does not recommend the size of pedalboard needed, because we don’t have your pedals in our shop to layout & measure. Please take the time to measure out an area of a size board that we make –
 24x12 – 28x16 – 30x18 – 36x18 – 40x18
 (no custom sizes available)

If you need a board bigger than 40x18, we suggest building 2 smaller boards that talk to each other. This way you as (1) person can actually pickup and move your board. Pedalboards bigger than 40x18 will be too much size/weight for one person to move without hassle
 Be meticulous in your board measuring process and allow enough room for all the pedals to be plugged in w/ audio and power plugs to be the most accurate.

The outside edge of the pedalboards are the dimensions listed above –
 For actual top dimensions :
 Subtract 5/8” from the Left – Right & Front (audience side)

Run the dimension flush on the side at your feet, as there is no 5/8” lip there (see pics on website) (the 5/8” lip goes around the 3 sides, this is where the fasteners and handles bolt through

OD = Outside Dimension
 ID = Inside Dimension

24x12 OD = 22 ¾” x 11 3/8” ID
 28x16 OD = 26 ¾” x 15 3/8” ID
 30x18 OD = 28 ¾” x 17 3/8” ID
 36x18 OD = 34 ¾” x 17 3/8” ID
 40x18 OD = 38 ¾” x 17 3/8” ID

(these dimensions can vary slightly, but will be within approx. 1/8”)
 However, the 5/8” loss really doesn’t come into play as the audio & d/c plugs can hang over the 5/8” lip. You really do get most of the outside dimension of the board. (This is illustrated all over the T-Trash website on the boards that we have custom wired)

Return policy -

We don’t accept returns on our boards, so please make sure you measure for your size and triple check to be sure your custom idea will fit on the size that you have ordered

We are a micro-size company so all pedalboards/cases & parts that ship from our shop are counted & packed by the same person before shipping – this makes for great accuracy on orders

Things to consider when comparing other pedalboards to a Trailer Trash Pedalboard :

TTRash has never used flimsy composites-style-wood or cheap heavy pine to build our Pedalboards. We only use high dollar hardwood and super light metal.

The wood we use in a TTrash Pbrd top actually costs as much as cabinet grade birch plywood…!!! True!! And that’s why the tops are so light. We use US Domestic grade wood, not import. There is a huge difference in quality and price when using domestic grade wood.

So the moral to the high buck tops spiel?

We will not cut costs on high-quality materials. As soon as you build a product out of sub-par materials, it sets the tone for the entire product.

You guys know that kind of product, it just has that cheap feel – right ??

We know you’ll agree that the few extra $$’s spent on a TTrash pedalboard is really worth the money spent based on the facts of the materials used to build the board, compounded with our innovative design.

For 8 years Trailer Trash Pedalboards has provided the touring pro’s with the look & feel of a Pro Tour Grade product. Have a look at all the high profile players who use Trailer Trash Pedalboards for their main touring rig, studio rig, fly rig. TTrash is out there on these huge tours because our pedalboards are proven. Joe Perry – Slash – Steve Stevens – The Script – Foo Fighters – Rascal Flatts etc..

Yes, our pedalboards may be a 1-2 LBS. heavier than some other companies, but if you put one in your hands, you’ll feel pure quality, and you’ll forget about the few extra LBS. –We promise !



Attention International Customers :

We only sell power supplies and a/c parts for USA 110v power –
We do not do any kind of work on a/c power for other countries that require power different than 110v USA Power

International Customers Payment & Shipping :

The best way to make payment if in other countries outside of USA & Canada is through PayPal – We do accept Visa/MC as well, but Paypal is best for us – We only correspond through email with International orders – (Canada customers please call)

In our experience w/ shipping boards all over the world we have found :
We can ship boards up to 30x18 w/ATA case via USPS for approx 150.00 –
Some countries have restrictions on size w/ USPS down to 79” total –
If your country is listed w/ USPS as a combined total size of 108”, then we are able to ship up to a 30x18 w/case to you.
(please go to : http://postcalc.usps.gov/
to check if your country allows USPS 79” or 108” total length/width/height.

We have had customers in these USPS size restriction countries (Australia) arrange for a pickup w/ us to ship to a consolidator – They save money when doing this. If you want to ship w/ this method, all would be arranged by you the customer – T-Trash would only pack and meet for pickup at our shop, or ship direct to your shipping company in the 48 State US.

International Shipping Disclaimer :

Because we are pushed to the USPS Size Limits on a 30x18 w/ case, we are unable to use as much packing material that we would typically use. Having said that, we accept no liability on any international orders including, loss, damage, theft of board or parts etc… We have never had any problem with any of the fore mentioned issues.
We do insure and provide you with Custom #’s for Tracking on USPS & FedEx

Our 36x18 or 40x18 are too large to ship via USPS and must ship FedEx.
FedEx International shipping rates on the bigger boards can run approx - $500.00 USD and up –

Australia has the USPS restricted size of 79”, making it near impossible to ship ‘any’ size pedalboard to you guys – We have ran many quotes for 36 & 40” boards to Aus. in the past and they run about $500.00 for 36 or 40” board only and about $900.00 to ship 36 or 40” boards w/ ATA case via FedEx…
We have had customers in these USPS size restriction countries arrange for a pickup w/ us to ship to a consolidation company – They save money when doing this. If you want to ship w/ this method, all would be arranged by you the customer – T-Trash would only pack and meet for pickup, or ship direct to your shipping company in the 48 State US.

shockcase

 

Why a Shock Mount ATA case?

There are other pedalboards on the market that are designed so that the 'case' is the 'pedalboard'.

This pedalboard/case all in one design allows the pedalboard contents to suffer all of the shock, bumps, drops and slams from typical tour use, simply because your pedals are mounted to the actual case.

In true innovative Trailer Trash fashion, we have designed a pedalboard that will rest in a 1" foam ATA tray. Our boards are designed either to take out of the tray, or you can set the ATA case down on the stage, undo the butterfly latches, lift off the lid, plug in your board, play a show, while still have it protected by the 1" foam ATA tray. Fast , easy, and reliable.

We went through many designs to get the play area of the board as low profile as possible when in the tray. It is comfortable.

 

shockcase

 

Why a Shock Mount ATA case?

There are other pedalboards on the market that are designed so that the 'case' is the 'pedalboard'.

This pedalboard/case all in one design allows the pedalboard contents to suffer all of the shock, bumps, drops and slams from typical tour use, simply because your pedals are mounted to the actual case.

In true innovative Trailer Trash fashion, we have designed a pedalboard that will rest in a 1" foam ATA tray. Our boards are designed either to take out of the tray, or you can set the ATA case down on the stage, undo the butterfly latches, lift off the lid, plug in your board, play a show, while still have it protected by the 1" foam ATA tray. Fast , easy, and reliable.

We went through many designs to get the play area of the board as low profile as possible when in the tray. It is comfortable.

 


!!!!!!! MOST ORDERS SHIP IN (1) DAY !!!!!!!

Trailer Trash Ships Quick :

Pedalboards - Cases and Prepped Boards w/ power supplies / ac’s / side jacks, etc… ship within a day or so -
We keep all in stock and rarely are we out
Please go to our Contact/Ordering Page for "How to Order" - we accept Visa/MC or PayPal
M-F 9-5. 720-320-6975 - US & Canada Only
For International Questions/Ordering: Please Email

PLEASE SEE OUR FAQ’S

HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA