So I’ve already written about the first Miracle Pedalboard Part, the Male Flanged Inlet. This part mounts flush in the side of your pedalboard and allows you to attach any extension cord into the side and power up your whole board. No soldering necessary, just a few screws and you’re set to go.
So as I was finishing up my new board, I built a new snake so that setup would be as quick and easy as possible. I have a power cable, a cable for the amp input, and a cable for the channel switching on the Boogie. Each is color-coded or labeled so that anyone could easily set up my rig, just match the colors and you’re good to go. The finishing touch was to bundle the snake and for that we come to the next Miracle Pedalboard Part, Snakeskin. I was turned on to this stuff by good friend Charlie Morgan at Morgan Sound and it really finishes off your setup nicely. Made of braided nylon, it is very much like those Chinese finger handcuffs you probably played with as a kid. As you stretch it out it gets smaller around, and you push it together it gets much larger around. You simply cut this stuff to the desired length, push it together to widen the opening, feed your cables through, stretch it back out, and you have a the perfect snake. A couple of small zip ties to keep everything in place and you’re set.
Now to be fair, getting all your cables through this stuff can pose a challenge. It seems to take me hours to get everything through and lined up just the way I want it. For some reason my daughter can thread multiple cables through this stuff in no time, so from now on the job is hers! It comes in various diameters, you can get it at most electrical supply stores, and it really cleans up and finishes off your rig nicely.