Helweg Design produces effect pedalboards, cases, and related parts for use throughout the music industry, from the stage to the studio. We are a family-owned company, located in Lawrence, Kansas.
We develop innovative designs that provide the foundation for streamlined and cohesive effect-pedal systems. Materials are selected for the durability needed to withstand heavy touring, while keeping our systems at minimal weight. We excel in power and signal-routing integration, patch-bay interfacing, and noise reduction. Our signature style permeates everything we create, making our utility-focused products equally suited for an upscale recording studio, a church, or any prized pedal collection.
Helweg Design products feature in-house wood crafting and precision assembly of all pedalboard and case components. We team with a number of local Kansas City–area businesses for metal fabrication, metal coating, and screen printing. Additional materials are sourced from manufacturers within the USA whenever possible.
History and Goals
In 2010, under the name Helweg Custom Pedalboards, we began producing 30–40 highly customized pedalboard systems per year (view our past portfolio HERE).
The experience we gained over these years of working alongside musicians, overcoming obstacles, designing layouts, building pedalboards, and wiring signal chains became inspiration for a comprehensive new system. Reloaded with fresh blueprints and direction, we thought it fitting to relaunch under a new name in 2016—Helweg Design.
We've only released a fraction of the projects sitting on our drawing board. With your continued support, we hope to expand the OpenWing pedalboard series and develop many new products in the coming months and years.
Michael and Laura