Published On: Fri, Sep 4th, 2015

Hotone Skyboard Junior review

Is the tiniest pedalboard on test useful in grown-up scenarios?

Guitar & Bass September-10

The smallest board of our magnificent seven, the Hotone Skyboard Junior can accommodate about six of the company’s tiny Skyline series stompboxes, with power best supplied via a daisy chain connected to something such as a Visual Sound 1 Spot or similar. Perhaps surprisingly, the Skyboard Junior is a little weightier than the Pedaltrain Nano+, but even fully-loaded this miniature aluminium alloy board is unlikely to cause anyone’s back trouble to flare up.

In use, the Skyboard Junior’s rubber feet grip onto even shiny surfaces rather well, while the slotted design allows you to tidy away any trailing wires.

Though it’s designed with Hotone Skyline pedals in mind, this small board will also accommodate Mooer and TC Electronic Mini-sized pedals with barely any overhang, so you aren’t limited to a single brand.

Guitar & Bass September-11

That said, the Hotone pedals that we’ve tested have given a good account of themselves, and we’ve noticed lots of people utilising them in order to squeeze one more effect onto an already heavily-loaded boutique board.

The Hotone board also comes with one of the best carry bags of our round-up ± it’s easily roomy enough for plenty of accessories and gigbag essentials, it has one full-size and one small exterior pocket and is expandable, giving you a little more depth to play with if required.

Price £39.99 Contact www.musicpsych.com

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