Using the Boneyard
Setting up a
boneyard with your pedals is simple and fun. The
Boneyard ships with a Velcro and cable tie kit
to help you attach your pedals and organize your
pedalboard just the way you like it.
You will first have to
create a working layout – place your pedals
roughly how you would like them, and record your
layout in a drawing. After this, each of the following
steps can be done or repeated in any order, though
it may help to have your pedals prepared with
velcro before you start.
out your Pedals:
Once you have figured
out what you want and where, connect your guitar
and power cables to confirm that everything works
and fits on the pedalboard. Then, disconnect your
power cords and cables and start to Velcro down
each pedal, one at a time.
Measure off strips of Velcro for
the bottom of your pedals, cut with scissors,
peel the backing off and attach the velcro. Try
to get good coverage on the back of each pedal.
Wiring Under the
First, let's look at how to manage the wiring.
Keeping most of the cables under the deck is the
objective. The Boneyard facilitates this with
it's pre-drilled matrix of holes.
To begin, working from
the bottom, locate a hole where you want a cable
to emerge with a nail or screw and cut an 'X'
in the carpet from the other side using a utility
knife. *It is the user's sole responsibility to
use caution to avoid injury when handling a knife
or any other tools!
Pass the cable through
and connect to the destination jack on your pedal.
Repeat this for each pedal, making adjustments
to your layout for proper spacing.
Once the cables are run, use the supplied anchors
and cable ties to lock cables down in organized
bundles. Drilling a pilot hole with a drill bit
slightly smaller than the screw shank may make
Behind the front plate
(riser board) makes an excellent place to secure
a power bar or two. It is good practice to keep
the power cables and power supplies up front and
away from the signal cables, as this will reduce
Bundling and securing
cables will keep them from hanging down when transporting
your Boneyard. We recommend that you buy a gig
bag or flight case for your pedalboard setup.
The Boneyard has been designed to fit in a standard
36"x15"x6" keyboard gig bag (Order
# R800 7091). This way, you can leave all (or
most of) your pedals attached when traveling,
making your next gig setup a breeze.