Samba builds handsome pedalboards out of solid wood

All-solid-wood construction, dovetail joinery and affordable price tags set Samba Pedalboards apart from the flock.

Samba Pedalboard walnut

A Samba board in walnut

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There’s a new pedalboard maker in town, and its name is Samba. The company’s mission is a simple, if lofty, one: to build the best damn home for your stompboxes.

Samba’s boards boast all-solid-wood construction (each panel measures 3/4 inches wide), dovetail joinery and more than enough features for the effects-obsessed. Each one has an array of slots for easy cable routing, and ample space on the underside to hook up your power supply. As a start, Samba offers several Voodoo Lab solutions—you’ll have to pay for one, but installation is free.

Samba Pedalboards underside
The power supply is mounted on the underside of the board

You’ll first have to settle on one of three sizes: 13 by 17 inches, 13 by 24 inches, and 18 by 24 inches. Choose between maple, cherry, African mahogany and walnut for your main material, then pile on the bells and whistles as you see fit. Samba also lets you add up to a maximum of six inputs and outputs, pick a Velcro top surface or a natural wood one, and if you’d like a MONO case to store everything in.

And if you’re wondering whether these pedalboards are tough, well, just watch this video:

The Samba pedalboards range from $249.99 to $299.99. For more information, check out sambapedalboards.com.

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