Hands-on with the Diago Sprinter pedalboard

Sometimes all you want is a great guitar plugged into a great amp. Sometimes though, you want a pedal or two (or a dozen or two) in-between. From the staple tuner to esoteric overdrives, tremolos or phasers, your pedalboard is just that: your pedalboard; your sound.

Whether you’ve got a choice two or three pedals and you’re done, have a huge pedalboard but just take a few choice pedals to smaller gigs, or are just starting out in the wide world of effects, having a smaller, portable ‘board can be just the ticket.

Diago Sprinter Pedalboard Review

Like the new Diago Sprinter pedalboard.

The best compact, portable pedalboard?

We caught up with new Diago Sprinter user Alison – Stanton‘s bass player extraordinaire – at Mushroom Studios in Musselburgh, who needed something compact for her gigging bass-effects setup.

Partnered with the Diago Micropower 9 and daisychain cable, the Diago Sprinter fitted the bill perfectly. With space for her Boss TU-3, Origin Effects Cali76 and MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe, the Diago Sprinter not only keeps setup quick and easy – as well as reducing wear and tear on the cables and jack sockets – portability is a breeze as well with the included gig bag.

Oh, and there’s even some velcro in there as well.

Diago Sprinter Pedal Board

And there’s really enough room for a fourth pedal depending on what you do with your power supply. So, if you’re looking for a portable pedalboard for your compact effects setup, or a more discreet ‘board for those smaller gigs, we’re fans of the Sprinter and so, it seems, is Alison.

You can catch the Diago Sprinter, Alison and Stanton at the Boundary Bar, Leith Walk on Sunday 11th September, the Bailie Bar, Stockbridge, on the 15th September and the Church Hill Theatre on Saturday 17th September.

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Fynn Callum

producer, guitarist, engineer & dj
From indie guitarist to deep house producer via Northern Soul dj; mix engineer, producer and gear enthusiast. Jaffa Cake aficionado.

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