This simple bracket is designed to cover hundreds of pedals that were once virtually impossible to screw-mount.
Perfect for wah, volume, and expression pedals, as well as many other pedals and switching units with large and unique enclosures.
The open end-slot facilitates quick removal from the pedalboard without completely removing all screws.
The inner slot accommodates a wide range of enclosure screw depths. The ability to shift the brackets once mounted allows a range of pedal sizes to be swapped without drilling additional holes.
Made from 14-gauge steel with a tough powder-coat finish, Helweg brackets are built to withstand the heaviest touring.
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Use Type S brackets for enclosures with sheet-metal bottoms, which often have screws inset from the edge.
Examples: Dunlop wah and volume, Fulltone double-switch pedals, Ernie Ball, RMC wah, Xotic wah
We're working to assemble other hardware packs. If you need different hardware, please let us know.
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.
Use two brackets in opposite corners to mount standard-size units (about the size and weight of a basic Boss pedal). We recommend using two pairs for heavier units, such as expression pedals. Each package includes four brackets and the hardware for one large pedal, or you can split the pack between two regular-size pedals.
The Type S bracket can also mount many extra-large switchers and control units. These units sometimes have six or more bottom screws, which can be used to mount additional brackets for extra support.
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 brackets. After that, brackets 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, 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.
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.