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- Can you ship to _____?
- I want to build my own pedalboard. Can you give me tips and help me find parts?
- What makes Pumaboards different from most pedalboards?
- I have seen knock-off boards that look very much like Pumaboards. How are Pumaboards better?
- What are my customization options with a Pumaboard?
- How much is a Pumaboard, and which sizes are available?
- How deep and tall are Pumaboards?
- Can I get a case for my Pumaboard?
- Can you wire my Pumaboard for me?
- How long will it take to get my Pumaboard?
- What is your return policy?
- Can I get a Tolex top on my board?
- Just who is this Puma dude anyway?
Can you ship to ____?
For a variety of reasons, I only ship to the U.S. and Canada. Sorry, no exceptions. Contact me and I can give you an estimate on shipping cost for your location.
I want to build my own pedalboard. Can you give me tips and help me find parts?
Sorry, no. Google is your friend!
What makes Pumaboards different from most pedalboards?
With Pumaboards, you can hot-rod your pedalboard like people hot-rod their cars. I offer an array of customization options and extras that will ensure your board works perfectly for you. You can create any kind of board — from a clean, well-laid out, simple black board, to a striped, amp-matching board, to a ’50s red sparkly vinyl board. I can cover a board in just about anything I can get my hands on, and I can cut a board into any size you need (although I might advise you against that 50″ long board you’re considering!).
Pumaboards are solid, sturdy, and built to last forever. Some of my earliest customers say that their boards still look like the day they got them. And I know that to be true of the (many) boards I have I built for myself.
The wedge shape of the Pumaboard allows your foot to be comfortable, not forcing you to reach with your toes to hit the second row of pedals. The design also allows for the mounting of a power supply such as the Pedal Power II underneath the board. And if you want, you can drill a hole (or several) in the top for running wires through. If you wanted to be even more elaborate, you could drill multiple holes to route all the cables underneath to come up by the individual pedals. If your board eventually looks like Swiss cheese — fear not. The top board is simply a piece of 5/8″ plywood that can be easily removed and replaced.
I have seen knock-off boards out there that look very much like Pumaboards. How are Pumaboards better?
It’s easy to make a board look like a Pumaboard from a distance, but when you examine it more closely, you’ll see the flaws. For instance, you might notice Tolex seams, staples, rough spots, glue bits, and uneven edges. Most importantly, the underlying construction and durability could be an issue, which is something you may not realize until it’s too late. I know the Pumaboard is rock solid because some of my earliest customers — owners of boards I built 5 years ago — have told me their boards are still going strong. They have stood the test of time!
When I started making pedalboards in 2005, quality was always at the forefront of my mind. I discovered, through trial and error, that certain materials and techniques didn’t hold up or work well together, and the design of the Pumaboard evolved. I didn’t sell a single board until the design was so flawless that I wanted to keep the board for myself. I’ve now built over 300 boards, so I know the building process in and out.
What are my customization options with a Pumaboard?
You can customize your Pumaboard in a number of ways after deciding on the size of the board (I can build it any size you’d like). All your customization options are detailed on the this page, including prices.
How much is a Pumaboard, and which sizes are available?
The cost of each Pumaboard is determined by its size, other additions, and shipping charges. All Pumaboards are 15 inches deep. Pumaboards range from 18 to 36 inches long (a full chart, with prices, is available on the options page). These dimension choices represent the overall sizes of boards; the actual surface area will be 1″ less width and length. Custom sizes are an option, too — just contact me.
How deep and tall are Pumaboards?
Pumaboards are 15 inches deep, 4 1/8 inches tall in the front, and 1 7/8 inches tall in the back. This is including the rubber feet.
Can I get a case for my Pumaboard?
Can you wire my Pumaboard for me?
I’m happy to put sockets and outlets anywhere in your board that the design will allow, but I’m not in the position to do wiring. I’m not an electrician, and I don’t want to risk messing up something like that, especially because wiring is usually very specialized.
How long will it take to get my Pumaboard?
Due to the unpredictable number of orders at any one time, I will have to give you an estimate when you are ready to order. In general, I build about one board per week.
What is your return policy?
Pumaboards are custom built for you. I stand behind my boards 100%, but I do not accept returns unless the board is defective. So please be sure of what you want before placing an order.
Can I get a Tolex top on my board?
Man, I really wanted to make Tolex tops work, but there just seems to be no way of getting a strong enough bond with the Tolex. The amount of pull needed to separate good Velcro will pull the Tolex up from the board, and we can’t have that. Now, if you plan on hard mounting your pedals with screws, then of course Tolex would work. But for now, I’m only offering Velcro Loop Fabric for tops.
Just who is this Puma dude anyway? A comic book hero? A crime-fighting, caped crusader? Another wannabe rock star?
Naaah… nothing like that. Pumaman is a nickname that was given to me a long time ago — even before the internet — and it stuck. I’m just a guy from Oregon who loves guitars. When a back injury forced me to quit my job, I decided to get serious about doing something fun for a living. I wanted to escape working for “the man,” and that’s how Pumaboards was born!