Determining which pedalboard is best suited for you greatly depends on the number and type of pedals you like to use during your performances. Well, if you happen to be a fan of smaller, micro pedals, you're in luck, because the FC-M6 model from Mooer is one of our top picks for the flattering title of the best pedalboard for micro pedals.
This specific item was crafted with the company's Micro Series pedal in mind, but can work with any other manufacturer's devices as well. We played around with this fella a bit, you can check our comments and conclusions in the full review below.
One of the things we like the most about this product is the elegant light grey body. There's something about this casing that just screams elegance and professionalism, and we absolutely love it! But the looks aren't what this item is all about, not by a long shot!
So, we are looking at an aluminum casing with quality foam padding combined with a removable lid. The removable top makes it so much easier to set up the board before the show and then pack it up once it's over, and we can only give a thumbs up for that. If you need to act quickly and set yourself up as quickly as possible – a frequent case when playing a show with one or more other bands – this is your guy.
On the inside, the board can fit a set of six micro pedals, featuring a total size of 6.7 x 21.5 x 3.9 inches and weighs in at just 1.9 pounds. For such a light weight, we were pleasantly surprised by the durability and reliability of this product.
The thing that instantly stood out here is the fact that the FC-M6 features a set of six pre-installed power outlet strips and a single DC input. This means that every pedal will get its own input, securing maximum sonic clarity and zero hassle with the electronic department. And while this is a smaller pedalboard, we still did not expect that for the listed price tag, hence kudos to the manufacturer are in order!
If you use the company's Micro Series pedals, an optional set of Mooer Z-connectors is available to make a perfect fit. Overall, if you use between 3 and 6 of the mentioned series' devices, this casing is a must have for you – it really is as simple as that.
But even if you don't use a single Mooer pedal, the manufacturers were smart enough to expand the capabilities of the casing enough to suit the needs of any micro pedal user. If small-body pedals are indeed your thing, this is quite possibly the best choice you can make, as the FC-M6 manages to utilize some of the finest components and wiring, and then reduce the price based on the product size. Good stuff!
Thus, in a nutshell, this is a very strong contestant for the title of the best pedalboard for small pedals. It boasts an exceptional design and components for the listed price, and retains a surprisingly affordable price tag. As noted, we are also in love with the looks, the wiring is solid, and the casing is generally strong, sturdy, and entirely road worthy. Highly recommended!