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SKB SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard  

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Overview

  • Rotomolded for durability
  • hardtop cover
  • Comfortable rubber Over-molded cushioned handle
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $559.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $248.99
  • New Price:
    $31100

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Hardcover professional pedalboard that has been designed to accommodate any possible configuration of pedals.

The SKB Stagefive Pedalboard is a management system for your guitar effects pedals that offers you filtered, regulated power and short-circuit protection. You also get the ability to handle either 115 or 230 VAC.

(2) 1.3 amp VAC jacks for powering pedals from Digitech and Line 6, etc

(2) variable DC jacks to allow any voltage from 4-12 volts, simulate and "almost" dead battery

(4) standard 9 VDC jacks for Boss, Electro-Harmonix, etc

(1) 18 VDC jack for MXR EVH Flanger, etc

(2) 24 VDC jack for boutique and vintage pedals

(2) 9/12 VDC jacks to accommodate additional boutique and vintage pedals.


All DC jacks have polarity switches so center negative or center positive is not a problem with the SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard. The power is filtered, regulated and short circuit protected with a detachable main power cord with a 115/230 VAC power supply so you can travel internationally with no problems. And the Stagefive Professional Pedalboard is covered by the SKB Million Mile Guaranty on the case and five year warranty on the electronics.

Features

  • Rotomolded for durability
  • hardtop cover
  • Comfortable rubber Over-molded cushioned handle
  • Two 1.3 amp VAC jacks for pedals from Digitech and Line 6
  • Two variable DC jacks for any voltage from 4V to 12V
  • Four standard 9VDC jacks for Boss, Electro-Harmonix, etc.
  • one 18VDC jack for MXR EVH Flanger, etc.
  • One 24VDC jack for boutique and vintage pedals
  • Two 9/12VDC jacks for more boutique and vintage pedals
  • All DC jacks have polarity switches
  • All power outputs are completely isolated, filtered, regulated
  • All power outputs include short circuit protected
  • Built-in cable tester
  • Includes headphone amp and buffered preamp
  • Includes cable management system for easy cable routing
  • Includes angled mounting surface for easier reach
  • capable of "true stereo" setup (route pedals to the front AND effect loops of two different amps)
  • Detachable main power cord with international power supply

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SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard Specifications:

  • Exterior Length: 29" (73.66 cm)
  • Exterior Width: 20-1/2" (52.07 cm)
  • Exterior Depth/Height: 6" (15.24 cm)
  • Pedal Mount Length: 26" (66.0400 cm)
  • Pedal Mount Width: 13-1/2" (34.29 cm)
  • Lid Depth: 5-1/2" (13.97 cm)
  • Product Weight: 24 lb. (10.8862 kg)
Customer Reviews
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SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard
 
3.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Quantity, not quality...

      The premise behind this pedal board is a good idea. Lots of routing options, multi-voltage power outputs, extra features like a headphone amp and cable tester, etc. Though relatively lightweight, the board...Read complete review

      The premise behind this pedal board is a good idea. Lots of routing options, multi-voltage power outputs, extra features like a headphone amp and cable tester, etc. Though relatively lightweight, the board itself seems pretty durable. However, it just doesn't quite deliver. Mine arrived with a dead power output and the preamp broken. While the effects loops work, I'm always having problems with random hums and what may be some sort of loose connection. Even with all of the options, it can't power any of my TC Electronic, Eventide, or Electro-Harmonix pedals. Because of the holes in the velcro, smaller pedals sometimes don't stick very well. Bottom line: nice idea, but poor execution. Look elsewhere.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Heavy Duty, but...

      I purchased this a few months ago and have been using it as my main pedalboard for all my gigs. The good: it's SKB. Solid, rugged and looks good.The bad: It does...Read complete review

      I purchased this a few months ago and have been using it as my main pedalboard for all my gigs. The good: it's SKB. Solid, rugged and looks good.The bad: It does not have a power supply for the Holy Grail, as mentioned in another review. The one included will cause the HG to squeal. The power supply is huge and bulky. Since it's around the handle area when the case lid is on, it makes it top heavy and I have a hard time keeping it from falling over when it's sitting upright. The velcro doesn't always keep your pedals in place and once I opened it after a trip in the car to find all my pedals in a heap.There's not enough room on the board either.Also, the latch anchor rivets are easily torn loose and I had to re rivet one of them to keep the latch on!Sorry SKB, but you could have done better.

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      4.0

      SILLY DESIGN FLAWS

      By Flashrock

      from North Hollywood

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Lots Of Turf

      Cons

      • Silly Design Mistakes

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

      I have been using the board for a few months now it's pretty cool although it does have a couple of flaws.

      1) It sure would be nice to know when the board has power to it... a simple on/off switch with a led is very useful.

      2) The line in, from the guitar is at the top and 4 or 5 inches to the right of the board.. so inevitable the cable works its way over the tops of the petals… a simple clasp securing the cable down the side towards the front of the board would fix this.

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      5.0

      SKB-PS-55 STAGEFIVE PRO PEDALBOARD

      By Goggles Paisano

      from North West, Pennsylvania

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comprehensive Design
      • Flexible
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Could Be Bigger

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

      Pros: This board is built well and is quite flexible. The handle is comfortable. The on-board headphone amplifier expands the board's usefulness. The flexibility of power and audio connectivity is comprehensive and invaluable for my needs.
      Cons: Board could be bigger to accomodate larger pedal footprint. I had to track down fx power cables and 90 degree audio cables that would accomodate my Digitech, Boss, and Alesis pedals. For the cost, the common power and audio cables should have been included.

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      2.0

      An expensive, bulky mistake

      By MrMike

      from Oregon, USA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Room For Lots Of Pedals
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Not "professional" Grade
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Giant Paperweight

      Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

      When I first set up my new SKB PS-55 it worked well with my pedal array. It was bulky and overweight and had no additional power outlet, but I knew that going in.

      I treat my equipment very gently, but after about 20 or so gigs, the unit began to have significant power fluctuations and accompanying tonal and volume fluctuations regardless of the environment or power supply. After a few more gigs the standard 9v DC jacks began failing. 2 of the 4 work currently. All this happened after the warranty period expired. Now I have to use the two variable DC jacks just to be able to power 4 standard pedals. So I have this immense board with 4 9v pedals and 1 12v pedal. It's a major waste of space in transport.

      While I love my SKB instrument and sound equipment hard cases, the PS-55 has been a huge, expensive disappointment.

      Read the other reviews...I'm not unique at all in my experience. Don't know why so many still have 4 stars when their units really don't work as they should according to the reviews.

      Just say no.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great, but...

      By Luiza

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Random Hum And Noise

      Best Uses

        Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

        Fits my rig quite nicely. It involves a Line 6 DD-4 and a Whammy, which use AC power (it was great to ditch the huge AC boxes they used), EHX and Boss pedals, which use 9VDC and my amp's footswitch. The power section is quite versatile, allow you to flip the DC's polarity. it also organizes my rig really nicely, accomodates my footswitch and FX loop. The pre-amp and cable tester are also nice to have, I use them occasionally. BUT, it's really annoying how sometimes, for no apparent reason, it hums a LOT. Sometimes there will be really loud noise, as if something's badly connected. It'll be like this for days, then suddenly it's back to normal. I really like it, but it's really annoying.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Quantity, not quality...

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

        The premise behind this pedal board is a good idea. Lots of routing options, multi-voltage power outputs, extra features like a headphone amp and cable tester, etc. Though relatively lightweight, the board itself seems pretty durable. However, it just doesn't quite deliver. Mine arrived with a dead power output and the preamp broken. While the effects loops work, I'm always having problems with random hums and what may be some sort of loose connection. Even with all of the options, it can't power any of my TC Electronic, Eventide, or Electro-Harmonix pedals. Because of the holes in the velcro, smaller pedals sometimes don't stick very well. Bottom line: nice idea, but poor execution. Look elsewhere.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        good ideas, bad execution.

        By Skavinger

        from Washington, DC

        Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

        the first day that I bought this, one the 12V outputs (the line 6 ports) didn't work. It's physical design and girth is awkward and unnecessarily overbearing. I took it back the next day and just went for the Furman. When in doubt go Furman. Ironically, the previous model of the SKB was actually pretty solid.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nice Try

        By Pedalsrus

        from Vermont

        Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

        This thing pretends to be the ultimate answer to all your pedal needs. It's not. Despite the fact that the advertised picture of it has Electro Harmonix pedals, mine do not like this pedal board. My POG, while it will turn on, doesn't get enough juice to work. Which is weird. As other reviews have mentioned, the Holy Grail doesn't work either. The variable power switch is a little white plastic screw which, after the pressure required to turn it was applied, fell into the pedal board. GREAT. Nice construction guys. The power chord itself didn't fit (had to use another) and it doesn't have any outlets for any other needs. Which is annoying, considering that my POG could have been powered by its normal adapter. All should look elsewhere. Do not buy.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Heavy Duty, but...

        By oberguitbox

        from West Coast

        Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

        I purchased this a few months ago and have been using it as my main pedalboard for all my gigs. The good: it's SKB. Solid, rugged and looks good.The bad: It does not have a power supply for the Holy Grail, as mentioned in another review. The one included will cause the HG to squeal. The power supply is huge and bulky. Since it's around the handle area when the case lid is on, it makes it top heavy and I have a hard time keeping it from falling over when it's sitting upright. The velcro doesn't always keep your pedals in place and once I opened it after a trip in the car to find all my pedals in a heap.There's not enough room on the board either.Also, the latch anchor rivets are easily torn loose and I had to re rivet one of them to keep the latch on!Sorry SKB, but you could have done better.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Fix it SKB

        By TelesAreAwesome

        from Dallas, Texas

        Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

        Purchased this about a year ago and thought it would be awesome! First problem was it jacked up my EH Holy Grail. I called SKB and they said they didn't not make a power input with enough MA's to power some EH stuff. The Buffer on the board was a good idea, but after a little use realized it was messing up the signal more than it helped. It's good if you use CHEAP gear. Now a year later the patch bay on my SKB is going out. Actually It has been messing up since I got it with a static sound and now has completely gone out. So now all I have is a glorified power supply with no outlets. YEAH! A little help SKB. Just called SKB to see what they will do. If you buy, Good Luck!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not Worth It

        By Cheese Factory

        from Lubbock, TX

        Comments about SKB-PS-55 Stagefive Professional Pedalboard:

        Ruined my EH Holy Grail too. AHAH.. The board has rediculous things like a cable tester but doesn't have any outlets?! There are pedals that this board can't power (like my POG). It does hide the cables nice though. If you have a bunch of Boss 9 volt pedals and a crybaby get it. If need atleast 1 outlet dont

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