pedal board is the most convenient way to organise, protect
and transport your effects pedals.
It combines a pedal board and hard case in one which is
both lightweight and roadworthy.
Ideal for transporting your gear between gigs and practices,
making set-up and take-down quick and hassle-free, it's
also convenient for storing your pedals at home.
Undo the catches, remove the lid, plug in your guitar,
amp and power supply and you're ready to rock and roll.
Diago 'Little Smasher' 5W Guitar Amp Head Featuring Gain and Volume controls, along with a 2-band
active EQ with a massive 15dB boost and 30dB cut available
on both the Bass and Treble controls, the Little Smasher's
four analogue modelled cascading gain stages provide
a range of tones, from chimey clean to plexi-esque
rock crunch. It's designed to work especially well
with pedals up front if you need to push it further
or want multiple channels.
Now, 5 watts of power may not sound like much, but
the Little Smasher is a diminutive little beast that
can easily drive a wide range of cabinets. It'll sound
great with a 4x12", and it's also surprisingly
loud - you'll have no problem annoying the neighbours
with the Little Smasher.
The idea of having a portable amp in a pedal board
(check out Diago's top-notch Gigman, Showman and Tourman
pedalboard range at www.diago.co.uk) alongside other
effects is a great concept, and with the Little Smasher,
Diago have conceived a real quality piece of kit.
• 5-Watt Portable
Guitar Amp Head.
• Controls –
Gain / Volume / Bass / Treble.
• Compact (600g
– 120 x 43 x 86mm) – pedal-sized solution
that can be velcroed to your pedal board.
• 4 to 16 ohms
output impedance – can be used with any cabinet.
• 2-band active
EQ – +15dB/-30dB, offering more tonal range
than 3-band passive EQ.
• Powered on standard
9V DC @ 600mA.
• Very tough –
2mm fabricated carbon steel construction, durable
and shock resistant.
• Includes –
Little Smasher, power supply, manual, Velcro and rubber
•1/2” plywood panel construction
• Heavy duty fabric covering
• Heavy duty catches with lock ring
• Through-bolted handle
• Armour protected corners
• Non-slip feet
• Quick-release hinges
• Detachable foam padded lid
• Low-profile pedal board base
• Velcro® loop covered base
• Velcro® hook tape included
PB08 There are times when a hardcase pedalboard just isn't practical. You might be travelling on foot, or on the underground/metro, swinging by for a quick practice after work, or playing an acoustic set where you just need a few pedals. The Diago Commuter is an ultra-portable and lightweight alternative to our hardcase pedalboards.
Stomp with confidence. The Commuter features a 12mm thick HDF board, with a tough, satin black coating for years of use on the road. We added 6 rubber pads, for high rigidity and to distribute weight evenly for a sturdy, solid feel. Nobody wants their board to bend when they step on a pedal.
Can you handle it? There's a built-in handle, machined right into the HDF board, for pulling the board out the case and carrying it about on stage. But if you don't need the handle, just stick your pedals over it - the Velcro goes right to the edge.
PB10 Lift a single effects pedal, or your entire back row. We spent about a year (yes, a year!) working out the best way to solve the common problem of raising your back row of pedals. It's been the subject of many email conversations with customers and after a multitude of design revisions (some more elaborate than others) the simplest design came out on top.
The Diago Pedal Riser is made from 2mm formed steel with a black powdercoat, wrapped in the very same pedal carpet that appears on our pedalboards. They're super grippy (we picked up a loaded Showman board with just one) and they effectively stop you from kicking the knobs on your front row of pedals.
This is the ULTIMATE pedal
board power supply.
It will power up to 30* pedals without noise or
Powering multiple effects pedals has long been a
problem – cheaper pedal power supplies often
feature under-rated, unregulated, poorly filtered
designs that pollute the guitar signal with extraneous
noise and hum.
The Diago Powerstation uses digital switch mode
technology, making it quiet, light,
small – perfect for a reliable, no-fuss pedal
The Diago Micropower9 is a smaller version of
Using the same low-noise digital technology as
its bigger brother, the Micropower9 is perfect
as a direct universal replacement for hundreds
of other proprietary bulky and ugly wall warts,
as well as being ideal for smaller pedal boards
of up to 6 pedals.
The Diago Micropower9 uses digital switch mode
technology, making it quiet, light, efficient
and tiny, reliably powering your pedal(s) so you
can concentrate on making music.
9V DC @ 1,000 mA (9W)
Input: 90-264VAC @ 50-60Hz
Line Regulation: ±0.5% max
Load Regulation: ±1% max
Mains Cable Inlet: 2m Figure 8 Lead IEC320-C8
Output Barrel: 2.1 x 5.5 x 12mm female barrel, centre-ve
Dimensions: 72mm (L) x 47mm (W) x 27mm (D)
Protection: Short circuit, overload and over voltage
Operating Temperature: 0°C to +40°C
Storage Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Approval: CE, UL, cUL, TUV, CB, BSMI, RoHS and WEEE
of a Diago Micropower9:
• It's tidy – the inline, laptop style
design is much less annoying than a wall wart.
• It's versatile – compatible with over
90% of effects pedals.
• It's powerful – 1,000mA available.
• It's quiet – studio quality components
deliver clean and fully regulated power.
• It's practical – very small, lightweight
• It works worldwide – using automatic
voltage and frequency sensing circuitry.
• It's intelligent – short circuit protection
means that you or
your pedals won't fry.
• It's safe – meets all national and
international safety regulations.
Solderless Patch Cable System
The Diago Patchfactory allows you to build custom length patch cables,
without additional tools or specialist skills. Anybody can build a flawless cable.
Strong, reliable connections. Custom-length patch cables allow you to lay out your pedalboard exactly how you want. No longer will you be constrained by the discrete lengths your local store stocks. If you need it just 1cm longer, consider it done.
Strong, reliable connections.
Other solderless cable designs suffer from poor reliability for two reasons:
1. Other screw-on caps use a coarse imperial thread. We calculated that by using fine metric thread instead, the same amount of force will tighten the cap more.
2. Finger-tightening, even with a knurled cap is simply not sufficient to make a reliable cable. We have machined a coin slot into each of our caps, allowing you to apply several times more force, resulting in a tighter fit. Using a coin means you can assemble a reliable cable without any additional tools wherever you are. Better still, the slot will fit almost all international coins. We don't recommend using plectrums - even the thickest ones just don't have the rigidity of a metal coin.
Simplicity in design.
Our design does not use loose parts or additional screws to make the all-important electrical connections - that's something else to go wrong. Instead, our positive signal/tip connection is made by a sharp pin at the centre of the plug, which makes contact with the central multi-strand wires of the cable. The ground/earth connection is made by a sharp edge on the inside of the cap, which cuts through the polyurethane sheath and makes contact with the cable's 96-strand shield.
Don't worry, it cannot cut too much or too little - this cable was designed in-house here at Diago, and so fits perfectly with our solderless plugs. As long as you follow our assembly instructions, a reliable connection will be made.
We have ensured that our solderless cable system is as easy as possible to assemble, whilst retaining maximum reliability. The Patchfactory Kit includes everything you need to put together 10 perfect cables (minus the coin to tighten it with). It even includes a small cable cutter.
Check out the Assembly Instructions and Demonstration Video in the next tab - you'll see just how easy it is.
The Diago Patchfactory system uses our own cable, designed in-house in the UK. It has a super-low capacitance of 30pF/ft (approx. 100pF/m) to prevent the treble roll-off caused by the high capacitance of poor quality cables.
"No gold-plated plugs?"
The only advantage gold-plated connectors could offer is prolonged resistance to tarnishing & corrosion, since gold is a fairly unreactive metal. However, a principal called Galvanic Corrosion tells us that when two metals that are not the same are in contact, the rate of corrosion actually increases. Since all 1/4" input/output jacks are nickel plated, using a gold connector may actually reduce the life of the jacks in your pedals. It's for this reason that we use nickel-plated plugs.
Low profile. Less-fuss.
We designed our patch plug heads to be as discrete as possible so you can get your pedals close together and keep your board looking sleek, tidy and professional.
Better still, if you stagger your pedals, or if you're using pedals with different input/output locations, you can pack in your pedals even more tightly.
Small cable diameter, same beautiful sound quality.
Arrange your complex cable routing more precisely - round tighter corners and through smaller gaps - for the best pedalboard layout you've ever had.
Most instrument cables have a similar centre construction, just with thicker rubber. This does nothing but waste space, so we've reduced the amount of rubber wrapped around our cables, for a slimmer, more space-efficient product.
This kit provides everything you need to
build 5 perfect patch cables, and is the best
starting point if you want to move your rig
over to the Diago Patchfactory patch cable
PF01 Patchfactory Patch Cable & Plug Kit – £66.99
PAIR OF DIAGO ANGLED PATCH PLUGS
PF02 (PACKAGED w/ EURO SLOT HEADER
CARD) Don’t want to buy a whole kit? Purchase
just a pair of plugs, and whatever length of
• 2 x Solderless 1/4” Angled Patch Plugs
BULK DIAGO ANGLED PATCH PLUGS - PF03
Buy our Patchfactory plugs in bulk, to be
sold loose in stores. Buy as few or as many
as you need.
• Any number of Solderless 1/4” Angled
PF03 Diago Bulk Loose Angled Patch Plugs – £5.29
1.5M OF DIAGO PATCHFACTORY CABLE
PF04 (PACKAGED w/ EURO SLOT HEADER
A generous length of Patchfactory cable, to
top up your kit.
• 1.5m (5ft) of Cable
PF04 Diago 5ft Cable – £7.29
BULK DIAGO PATCHFACTORY CABLE
We’ve printed a marker every 30cm (1ft)
down the length of our cable, for easy
measuring in the shop.
Buy as much or as
little as you need.
• Any length of Cable
PF05-30 Diago Cable on a Reel – 100ft – £144.99 PF05-75 Diago Cable on a Reel – 250ft – £349.99
DIAGO PLUG ADAPTORS
A selection of power connection adapters is also
available to suit most pedal types.
PS02 Daisy Chain 6 x centre-negative 2.1mm barrel plugs.
Power even more pedals from a single
Powerstation or Micropower9 by adding
another Daisy Chain. Rated up to 3000mA. – £12.49
PS03 Green Adaptor
Centre positive, 2.5mm barrel plug – £6.59
PS04 Blue Adaptor
Positive tip, 3.5mm mini jack plug – £6.59
PS05 Red Adaptor
Centre positive, 2.1mm barrel plug – £6.59
PS06 White Adaptor
9V battery snap connector – £6.59
PS07 Black Adaptor
30cm extension lead for daisy chain – £6.59