2" Pedal Mounting Risers

Helweg Design

The Helweg Design mounting system locks down your gear for a professional, no-compromise pedalboard setup.

Helweg risers offer a versatile, secure way to boost nearly any pedal enclosure. They can also support a plywood panel to create a solid back-row tier.



Keeley Compressor Plus on Helweg Risers over Lehle P-Split



The ultimate flexibility to create a raised pedalboard level—exactly where you need it.

– Patent pending –



    • 13-gauge steel
    • Textured black powder-coat finish
    • Mounts to any flat, wooden surface
    • Includes #6 wood screws
    • Includes screws for enclosure mounting
    • Includes nylon washers to protect pedal finish
    • Leg holes can attach to clamps to organize cables
    • Manufactured in the Kansas City metro area
    • 5-year warranty
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.7" (17 cm)
    • Width: 0.69" (17.5 mm)
    • Height: 2" (5 cm)

    Weight

    • Individual Riser Weight: 2.6 oz.
    • Package Weight: 7.5 oz.
    2-inch pedal riser specifications

Need help mounting your gear?

Full setup services are available for custom pedalboard orders with the consulting package.

Visit our custom shop for more information.



Hardware Packs

All packages include

  • 2 risers
  • wood-mounting screws
  • protective nylon washers
  • mounting screws for a specific enclosure style
  • Use this pack for common die-cast enclosures with countersunk-screw base plates.

    Includes: #6-32 x 5/8" long screws

    Examples: MXR, Analogman, JHS Pedals, Keeley, Xotic

    Xotic AC Boost on Helweg pedal risers
  • Use this pack for sheet-metal enclosures.

    Includes: #6-32 x 1/2" screws

    Example: Strymon

    Strymon Flint on Helweg pedal risers
  • Use this pack for Boss and similar Japanese enclosures with rubber base-plate pads.

    Includes: specially threaded screws and spacers

    Examples: Boss, Maxon, Ibenez

    Boss TU-3 Tuner on Helweg pedal risers
  • Use this pack for enclosures with metric screws (3mm x 12mm).

    Example: Eventide, TC Helicon

    TC Helicon Harmony Singer on pedal risers
  • Use this pack for enclosures with side screws.

    Includes:  four Type-L brackets, additional screws, and spacers

    Examples: J. Rockett, Fulltone, Jetter Gear

    Fulltone 69 Fuzz on Helweg pedal risers
  • Use this pack for TC Electronics mini and large pedals.

    Includes:  special screws used exclusively by TC Electronics

    TC Electronics Ditto Looper on Helweg Risers
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FAQ

What can I mount with each riser package?

Each package includes a riser pair, wood screws, and hardware for directly attaching one effect pedal—no Velcro required. The versatile design accommodates a wide range of enclosure sizes. Two mini pedal enclosures of the same dimensions can often share a riser pair.

Risers can also support a plywood panel to create a solid raised tier. A quality 3/8" (9 mm) thick plywood panel stays rigid without center support up to about 12" (30 cm) long. Add more risers to support longer panels.

What can I mount under a 2" riser?

The 2" riser height allows clearance for a full-size pedal enclosure as well as many patchbays, DI boxes, buffers, and other devices not requiring foot access.

To cover a Voodoo Lab power supply, use a wood panel on top of the risers to clear the height enough to maintain easy access to the supply's DC plugs.

What tools are required?

For best results, drill mounting holes in the pedalboard deck using an electric hand drill with a 3/32” drill bit. Drive in and remove the wood screws once before adding the risers. After that, risers can be quickly mounted and removed with a drill gun or Phillips screwdriver.

Most enclosures use basic Phillips-head screws. However, mounting some pedals requires alternate-sized Phillips bits, flat head bits, or even specialty bits (TC Electronics).

Always install enclosure screws by hand to avoid damaging the pedal. A drill gun should only be used for mounting wood screws in the pedalboard deck.

Will I need additional parts?

Our hardware packs facilitate easy installation for thousands of pedals, and we continue to devise new packs for not-so-common ones. If you find an enclosure not yet accounted for, we'd be glad to assist.

It's often possible to find a suitable screw or spacer at your local hardware store. When sourcing new enclosure screws, line up the threads with an original screw to ensure they match.

Can I mount risers to a metal board surface?

This slightly more technical endeavor can be achieved using machine screws backed with a washer and nut. Results will be best with a drill press, quality metal drill bits, and some experience.



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