The ultimate flexibility to create a raised pedalboard level—exactly where you need it.
– Patent pending –
Helweg risers are a mounting bracket and riser in one, screw-mounting directly to the pedal and pedalboard—no Velcro required. The slim steel construction offers lightweight durability.
Our exclusive two-piece riser design can span any distance, and the series of slots and holes on the riser tops accommodate many pedal sizes. For easy setup, we've assembled hardware packs specific to different enclosure types.
The minimalist design creates open space on all sides and beneath, far exceeding the flexibility afforded by slats or cable slots. The slotted feet allow for quick removal from the pedalboard.
Need help mounting your gear?
Full setup services are available for custom pedalboard orders with the consulting package.
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All packages include
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
Use this pack for sheet-metal enclosures.
Includes: #6-32 x 1/2" screws
Use this pack for Boss and similar Japanese enclosures with rubber base-plate pads.
Includes: specially threaded screws and spacers
Examples: Boss, Maxon, Ibenez
Use this pack for enclosures with metric screws (3mm x 12mm).
Example: Eventide, TC Helicon
Use this pack for enclosures with side screws.
Includes: four Type-L brackets, additional screws, and spacers
Examples: J. Rockett, Fulltone, Jetter Gear
Use this pack for TC Electronics mini and large pedals.
Includes: special screws used exclusively by TC Electronics
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.
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.
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.
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, contact us for assistance.
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.
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.