This innovative new ATA pedal board case is both practical and very useful. It is simple to setup and can also be used as a standard pedal board case if you don't use the "Pop Up & Tilt" option. It comes completely out of the case without fasteners. The case itself is constructed of standard 1/4" plywood laminated to a heavy gauge Nubtex vinyl laminate. The catches are recessed and the handle is a spring loaded surface mounted handle with a rubber grip. All aluminum extrusion is used to assemble the case and the entire interior is carpet lined and velcro friendly.
Posted by Chris Brough on 3rd Jan 2012
I have been looking for an ATA case for my pedal board for a while that would hold my pedals and protect them at a reasonable price. This board seemed to fit the bill. When I received the board and started putting my pedals together on it it was a little disappointing.
I wanted to be able to use the board in the flat position and place my power strip and power supply underneath teh board so I would have only pedals on top of the board. I quickly discovered that wasn't going to happen. There is barely room underneath for the powerstrip, not to mention my Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2+. I tried different placements and ways of setting it up, but there is just no way that it was going to happen. I thought, well I will try the tilt position which would allow more room for cables etc. to be under the board. That doesn't work because you can't put the cover on and leave the board in the tilt position, plus the tilt is just a little to steep to be useful.
I ended up placing my power strip and my Voodoo Labs Power Supply on top of the board, which takes up space on the face of the board. It works, but there isn't much room for expansion of pedals now.
The other thing that I didn't like is that in the flat position when you step on the pedals the board seems to bend in a bit because there isn't anything in the middle of the board to sturdy it up. Just seems a little flimsy and the velcro top, while very useful, seems to be attached in a cheap way. It was already pulling up from the plywood within about 20min.
This board is better than what I had before, but its certainly not a pro-level piece of gear and I will probably look into replacement of this board as soon as I can afford to buy something that is more professional and well made.