Whenever we're asked to name the best pedalboard manufacturer right now, there's a massive chance that Gator will be either in the Top 3, or maybe even on the throne. These guys are behind a string of top-notch devices, and the GPB-BAK is definitely one of them.
Incredibly sturdy and durable, the board is organized through an open angled construction that is highly practical and durable, with just enough room left for power supply at all the right spots. We took this beast out for a test run, and these are our conclusions.
We are looking at a lightweight aluminum body with an exceptional durability. The product comes with an angled design for ease of use, but it's top-notch reliability that really stands out here. You can stomp this guy all you want, it will remain intact. You might mess up your pedals with some heavy hits, but the board will strongly stand its ground.
The aesthetic department is also one of the strongest points of this item. While we never base our purchases and reviews on pretty looks, we do like seeing and using a lovely product, which is exactly what this Gator is. Available in black, green, orange, and yellow, the board is sleek, elegant and modern, and we thoroughly love it.
Made in the US, the product weighs in at 9 pounds and features a total size of 26.5 x 13.2 x 6.5 inches, which is enough to comfortably fit 10 standard stomp-boxes. Additionally, the board is long enough to fit the longer types of pedal, mainly the wah-wah.
One of the coolest additions of this pedalboard is the universal mounting bracket that's been added on the bottom side. It allows you to store the majority of standard-sized power supplies very conveniently, and seeing that we tend to be one of those musicians that constantly get tangled up in their cables, we welcomed this nifty solution with arms wide open
Another notable feature about this fella is the fact that it comes with an included carrying bag. Optimized for this very pedalboard, the bag fits the product perfectly and protects your pedals very well thanks to extra padding added at all the necessary places.
The bag is neither too small, nor too big, as it both firmly grips onto the board during transport, but has enough breathing room to make it easy for the user to take the pedalboard out without getting stuck.
When all factors are taken into consideration, this fella can definitely take the stomp. We are looking at one of the strongest pedalboards on the market, with incredible durability and reliability and enough potential to last you a lifetime as long as you don't do anything extreme with it.
For the listed price, you will definitely get your money's worth, and we especially like how smooth and strong everything about this item feels. This is the type of product professionals use, and we can only recommend it!