Design

  • Introducing the Openwing Series

    - Patent Pending -




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    Open = Access

    • Exposed patch cables are shorter than cables run through slots, reducing tone loss, weight, and cost.
    • Components are instantly accessible, expediting troubleshooting, maintenance, and alterations. Turning the loaded board upside down is never required.
    • OpenWing pedalboards retain the ability to integrate patch bays and other components normally limited to angled boards. The Wing slots open possibilities to a multitude of replaceable units—never locking in one custom configuration for the life of the pedalboard.
    • Power components are isolated in the left corner, not running below effect pedals. This greatly reduces the potential for AC noise to infect signal purity.

     



    Lightweight Durability

    • OpenWing pedalboards are over 30% lighter weight than our former wood-framed angled pedalboards.
    • The back brace and side wings form a self-squaring structure that promotes a straight, rigid board deck.
    • Decks are constructed with premium 1/2" 9-ply Baltic birch.
    • The textured ABS deck surface will greatly outlast a Velcro top, yet stick-on strips adhere nicely when Velcro-mounting is desired. 
    • Industrial woven vinyl or faux leather upholstery is applied in a single seamless sheet. Edges are fully protected beneath the metal Wings.
    • Reinforced thermoplastic rubber feet. Manufactured in San Diego, CA USA.
    • Logo plates are made locally and inset to avoid damage. 
    • 1/8" aluminum Wings are manufactured and coated in the Kansas City area.
  • Helweg Signature Case

    - Patent Pending -

    Our original 2010 case blended innovative functionality with classic amplifier style and materials. Our redesigned Helweg Signature Case retains this functionality while upgrading to modern materials and time-tested luggage construction. The results—a slimmer, lighter weight, and higher quality case that brings modern durability to a timeless aesthetic.



    Fine-tuned for the local troubadour who's engagements include downtown-venue and bar gigging and/or serving on the church worship team,
    the Helweg Signature Case is available for small to medium pedalboards, which can be carried like a large briefcase.

    For larger rigs and heavier touring, we recommend a Dura-Light case with internal foam padding, inset twist latches, and tilt wheels.



    Lightweight Durability

    • 30% lighter weight than our original all-plywood case design
    • Constructed out of a durable thermoformed ABS shell with strategic wood bracing
    • Industrial woven vinyl or faux leather upholstery
    • In-house wood crafting, precision upholstery, and assembly


    Premium Full-Grain Leather

    The Signature Case features exquisite leather appointments in collaboration with Anthology Gear Wear. 

      Our handle consists of a heavy buck strap wrapped around a chunky, padded underside for unrivaled comfort. Dual-riveted ends and industrial stitching round out the robust design. Matching leather corners are tooled in an original, eye-catching shape and custom molded in-house. 


  • Pedal Riser & Screw-Mounting System

    Developed over years of setting up rigs for touring musicians, our screw-mounting system is built to last and will remain solid and secure through heavy touring.

    Brackets and risers in stock now.












    • Black finish and hardware blends with most board decks.
    • All bracket packages include black #6 truss-head wood screws.
    • Manufactured in the Kansas City metro area
    • 20-Year Warranty
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