Gear / 31 January 2021

#monopfx: Best pedalboards of January 2021

Boredom to board-dom – taking the time and making pedalboards is a bliss like no other. Here are the top pedalboards that caught our eye this month for their clean layouts, tonal options and more.

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 bass board that does exactly what it needs to, Tomas Julio’s spartan rig is the ultimate utilitarian bass solution around.

With an envelope filter, octave, preamp, and compressor, you know you’ve got all the tones you need to take on the world.

Pedalboard Classics

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

The second appearance of the Pedalboard Carbon sees Swee Lee Malaysia show off the beginnings of a Strymon exclusive pedalboard build for a very tone-conscious customer.

We’re definitely digging how everything fits on the flatboard.

Combining some of the best pedals from both digital and analog realms, Luke Okerlund’s pedalboard is a tone colossus.

With a satisfying brutalist aesthetic, this pedalboard has the looks and tones that rank high on our want list.

A clean pedalboard build is always a sight to behold and Dan Mayo’s new build is one of the most pleasing builds we have laid our eyes on since the new year.

We can’t wait to hear the FX and drum machinations that will be produced out of this unique rig.

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.

Talk about having your cake and eating it too. Kristoffer Les Paul-sen’s effects rig is the embodiment of the “more is more” ethos.

A smogasboard of highly desirable pedals sit atop this MONO board, including Klon’s Centaur KTR, Montreal Assembly’s Count to 5 and Hologram Electronic’s Infinite Jets.

We can already feel the soundscapes wash over us.

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 MONO pedalboards and accessories here.

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