World's Largest Pedalboard

The world's largest pedalboard was finally unveiled last night during a pre-Summer NAMM gathering in downtown Nashville, TN. The pedalboard itself—which consisted of 142 different pedals, 13 loaded pedalboards, and a mountain of guitar cable—performed as expected, without any glitches or noise problems, before a crowd of approximately 300 invited industry professionals.

Seymour Duncan plays the World's Largest Pedalboard with a Gibson Les PaulThe record-establishing pedalboard is the brainchild of GearTrap.com, a Nashville, TN-based blog devoted to all things related to guitar gear. GearTrap.com officials made a successful test run of the board two weeks ago, and were hoping for the same results during last night's gathering. Their wish was granted.

"The night was a smashing success," said Jaux King, one of the founders of GearTrap.com "We had a little bit of noise when we first fired it up last night, and it was a little worrisome. But we were able to reconfigure a few things and everything got real quiet and it all worked great. It actually sounded as good as my little setup at home."

King and company are hoping to get the pedalboard sanctioned by officials from Guinness World Records and other world record entities, and have documented every stage of the board's existence. But whether they get sanctioned or not, GearTrap.com is already making plans for next year's pedalboard, which they promise will be even bigger than this year's inaugural offering.

"We're already working on plans for next year to break our own record," King said. "We already have an undisclosed goal in mind, but we don't want anyone to be a step ahead of us so we're not releasing next year's goal just yet. Suffice to say, it's going to be ridiculously bigger than this year's board."

World's Largest PedalboardKing and GearTrap managed to secure several prominent sponsors to help make the pedalboard a reality, including Seymour Duncan, George L's cables, Creation Audio Labs, Visual Sound, and Pedaltrain. Duncan himself, in town for the Summer NAMM convention, even made a surprise appearance and played a Gibson Les Paul through the pedalboard.

"We didn't expect to get the sponsors we did," King said. "We're very appreciative of their support."

For additional pictures and video of last night's record-breaking attempt, check out GearTrap.com.