The Stagg UPC-424 is a fantastic choice for guitarists looking to buy a cheap, yet high quality pedalboard for housing up to four pedals of standard size. Convenient, highly practical and elegant, this item is well suited both for beginners with a smaller stomp-box arsenal, as well as for seasoned professionals who simply like to keep their number of pedals low.
The key point here is how well the manufacturer managed to combine quality components, top-level craftsmanship and affordable pricing. We tested the casing out a bit, you can find our thoughts and conclusions below.
We are looking at a medium-weight ABS case with metal bits added at critical places to secure a product that is rugged, durable and sturdy. In that sense, the casing is 100 percent road worthy and can take on any amount of minor hits during transport.
On the inside, the case utilizes high-density foam-padded interior that grips those pedals securely and holds them tight. The product features a total size of 17 x 9 x 4 inches and weighs in at 3.5 pounds.
The board features a nifty cover that can be taken off in its entirety, making your life during live performances a whole lot easier. The listed size is just enough to fit even the longer pedals such as the wah-wah. Overall, both on the inside and outside, this is a simply a good and solid pedalboard.
In terms of aesthetics, the casing is elegant and classy, and pretty much along the lines of what professionals are using.
The item comes with chrome hardware and set of solid hinges that could be stronger, but do the job nevertheless – especially for the listed price tag. Made in the US of A, the pedal features no electronics department, meaning that all the wiring and connections are up to you to handle. Needless to say, this also means that no cables or power supplies have been included in the price.
The casing is highly practical as you can easily hook it up and set it up for a show, and then pack it up once you’re done. In our experience, musicians who share the stage with other bands and performers will especially appreciate this convenience.
When all is said and combined, this casing offers a top value for money, and we can only thoroughly recommend it. The UPC 424 stands out as one of the best cheap pedalboards we have ever encountered, offering high durability, great ease of use and practicality, as well as some classy looks.
The value for money factor stands out as one of this item’s strongest points, and we have to praise the Stagg folks for managing to combine high quality components with a low price tag. As expected, they managed to do that thanks to the casing’s small size, which brings us to one of the key points of this review – the board can fit up to four pedals, and as long as that’s alright with you, we thoroughly recommend buying the UPC-424. Good stuff!