Ongoing History Daily: The world’s largest guitar pedalboard

Guitarists love their effects pedals, but no one is into this more than Rob Scallon. He decided to see how many pedals he could wire into one pedalboard.

With the help of a music store in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he managed to connect a total 319 pedals mounted on 34 boards and linked together with about 500 feet of cable. The set-up contained no duplicates, no switching systems, and only pedals available on the market. And yes, it was possible to turn on every single pedal at once.

A final story of over-the-top weirdness next time. And if you missed yesterday’s story about the world’s biggest drumkit, go here.

And don’t forget to check out my podcast The Ongoing History of New Music where you listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogleStitcher, or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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