Best pedalboards 2024: budget-spanning picks to help organize your guitar effects

Overhead shot of a pedalboard belonging to Marcus King
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So you’ve got your stompboxes together, cemented your settings, and are ready to go to your first show. But you soon realize that 15-minute changeover time goes a lot quicker than expected, leaving you to rush through your setup, frantically plugging all your pedals in individually. If this sounds like you, then you need one of the best pedalboards in your life.

A pedalboard is an addition that makes life so much easier as a guitarist. We’ve had loads over the years and would never dream of playing a show or going to a rehearsal without one. A good ‘board makes it a million times easier to set up of course, but keeping everything in order also makes it much easier to plot changes should you decide to add new pedals or want to change your sound.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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