The CNB PDC 410 E BK is an affordable pedalboard that can house a larger number of pedals, featuring a light weight and high durability. This is a great option for players who have their pedal electronics sorted out and are just looking for a casing to store the goods in.
Great thing about this fella is that even if you don’t have your power supplies and cables sorted out, you can get ’em and still pay under $100 for the whole package. But we’re getting a tad ahead of ourselves here, let’s proceed with the full review!
The item has been crafted from light, but highly durable and flexible plywood and reinforced with bits of aluminum on the edges. The interior is padded with soft cushions that not only protect the pedals, but latch onto them quite firmly, preventing any unwanted movement inside the case.
So in that aspect, the case is 100 percent road worthy and more than capable of taking any sort of punches that occur during transport. Even if you hit hard enough to severely damage the case, the pedals will remain intact, and that’s what counts the most.
Anyhow, we are looking at a total interior size of 27.5 inches in length, 11.75 inches in width, and 4.25 inches in depth. This is enough to house up to 10 smaller pedals, and we are confident that regardless of the size of your pedals, you will be able to easily fit at least six of them inside. Also note that the depth of the lid is 1 inch.
Seeing that no electronics are included in the price, the hardware department is quite basic. The mix includes a set of two steel locking latches and a pair keys to protect the valuable stuff, a single handle on the upper side of the case, as well as double stick tape to firmly attach your pedals to the case, with Velcro on one side to attach to the board, and sticky tape on the other to attach to the pedals’ bottom side.
Now if you are interested in taking care of the electronic side as well, We recommend getting a Donner DP-1 power supply and a set of small angled cables from Power Supply. This will cover up to 10 pedals and cost you just around $50 in total from the right retailer, keeping the overall investment just under the $100 figure, making it a killer deal in our book.
We’ve already touched upon the matter of price, but we’d like to formally point out that the value of this item is top notch, and one of the key factors why the PDC 410 ended on our list of favorites. Not a lot of genuinely good pedalboards can be obtained for less than $50, and this is one of those options.
If you’re wondering about what further investments can get you, they can secure a fully integrated electronics department with all the power supplies and wiring, as well as a stronger interior. But for the listed price tag, the CNB fella here is a top-level deal. Good stuff!