In our first video tutorial we show you how to cut and wrap a corner with tolex. Although tolex is primarily used on amplifiers and cabinets, the vinyl material has been a popular choice for DIY pedalboard builds. Tolex adds an aesthetic flare to your board and also gives you the option of making a pedalboard to perfectly match your current rig. Tolex is durable, easy to clean and comes in a wide array of colors and patterns. There are several online retailers that sell tolex such as Mojotone or the Pedalboard Shop. You can even purchase special tolex adhesive for your next project (more on adhesives in our next Tolex 101 entry!)
When diving into working with tolex, the hardest part you will come across are seems or more specifically seems on corners. Our instructional video will take you through the tools and techniques used at Blackbird Pedalboards to make smooth invisible seems that won’t separate and give your next DIY project a professional look.