When this week started, the photo above was my pedalboard. Plenty of folks have way more elaborate boards, but mine was hardly on the minimalist end of things. It was fun though. And heavy. It weighed more than a couple of my amps. If I only played at home, that’s read more
About two years ago, we did a preliminary inspection of a rather neat and highly engineered take on the pedalboard. Fast forward to very recently and
Monarch Monark Pedalboards has finally brought their product to the public. We got our hands on their flagship product, the Mainframe (specifically a 26×16 version with a wedge) to see how this concept stacks up with real world use.
Main features – AKA What’s so special?
While these boards currently come in three varieties (two sizes of Mainframe boards and an option to have the larger Mainframe with a wedge), I like to think of them as somewhat modular. That speaks both to the ability to order a custom size as well as the notion that many flavors of boards could exist in the future. The main components in question are: