Gear / 30 April 2021

#monopfx: Best pedalboards of April 2021

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We’re in the midst of Spring in April and the trees & flowers aren’t the only things to come back into full bloom. Pedal builds are sprouting everywhere and our feed has yielded multiple #monofpx gems that have caught our eye. Interested in getting ideas for your future builds? Read on as we showcase some of the best pedalboards for April 2021.

The Lite Heavyweights

Do you believe that less is more? Musicians that belong to this camp turn to boards like our Pedalboard Lite to keep things trim on their tone hunt. No extra baggage allowed here — every effect unit counts.

A tiny board just has a charm like no other. Combine its petite size with great boutique pedals + a marble backdrop and you’ve got the makings of a great gearhead photo! Pierre Canonne’s board is a stellar example of this ethos. Loaded with Chase Bliss’ Tonal Recall delay & Faves MIDI controller, Ibanez X Vemuram Tubescreamer overdrive, and ThorpyFX’s Camoflange Flanger – this mini board has tones we can definitely get behind.

Pedalboard Classics

For the players that want the essentials and a little more. Here are our favorite Small and Medium builds of the month.

A Pedalboard Carbon makes an appearance on Mark Johnston vocal and guitar pedalboards for his temporary studio space. Feast your eyes on an assortment of some of the most desirable pedals you can find on the market. Now excuse us as we ride the chill tone-waves of this fantastic board.

Go big or go home

Big isn’t always better, but big is always big — and sometimes very epic. That’s what the Pedalboard Large is for.

Outdoors gigs out in the sun is something that we aren’t ever going to take for granted when we get to go back into the world in full force. Anthony Cutietta’s pedalboard is a reminder of the joy we feel about heading out to shows after this whole episode blows over. Pedal-wise this Pedalboard Large has all staple pedals from Strymon, Digitech and MXR. Why try to fix what isn’t broke?

Kristoffer Les Paul-sen’s has been a recurring contributor to the #monofpx pedalboards of the month and with good reason. With an ever-evolving Pedalboard Large, his boards always are stocked with some of the most sought-after pedals in the effects world. Klon’s Centaur KTR, Montreal Assembly’s Count to 5, and the Hologram Electronic’s Infinite Jets are some of the showstoppers of this build.

Want a chance to be featured? Tag us on Instagram at @monocreators and hashtag #monopfx to celebrate the best board builds with our community of gearheads. You can also shop on our MONO site for pedalboards and accessories.

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