D’Addario announces new telescopic pedalboard system, XPND

Don't want to be stuck with one pedalboard width?

Guitar accessory manufacturer D’Addario has announced a new series of pedalboards, entitled XPND. As their name suggests, they’re capable of telescopically expanding, allowing for a flexible and neat arrangement of differing numbers of pedals.

The board comes in two sizes – one row (two rails) or two rows (four rails). The rails themselves are described as “aircraft-quality,” and come pre-fitted with pedalboard velcro. To expand or shrink the ‘board, there is a lever on both the top and bottom rail, which allows for fine adjustment of its size.

The XPND also ships with the option of a pedal riser to stop smaller pedals being in a sea of larger ones. Each size also has the option to ship with its own XPND Backline Pedalboard Transporter bag.

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Jim D’Addario, the brand’s chief innovation officer, said of the launch: “This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding innovation projects our team has ever completed. This is truly a game-changer.”

The XNND 1 lists for $79.99, while the XPND 2 lists for $169.99. Find out more at daddario.com. For more gear news, click here.

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