Guinness World of Records verified last July 9 that Sweetwater made history and was able to assemble the world’s largest guitar effect pedalboard with 319 pedals, 34 pedalboards and 500+ feet of cable. It was an all-star cast of pedal gurus, including Robert Keeley (Keeley Electronics), Josh Scott (JHS Pedals), Ryan Dick (Temple Audio) and Brian Wampler (Wampler Pedals) with YouTube sensation Rob Scallon was on hand to play the board at Fort Wayne’s Clyde Theatre.
The Sweetwater team followed strict guidelines to break the record, with no duplicate pedals, no switching systems, and pedals only available from recognized manufacturers. Incredibly, Rush legend Alex Lifeson also cropped up to try his hand at playing through the rig.
The previous record was set in 2008 with 142 and was snatched by Sweetwater and it was really expensive at $90,000, boasts 1,248 knobs, measures 70ft long, and requires 34 power supplies just to turn on.
Watch this video of the world record here.
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