From the Netherlands comes Nexi Industries with their new compact, heavy-duty pedal board called The Solution. Nexi’s Starter Pack includes The Solution plus the OVD-02 Overdrive pedal—just one of 14 Nexi pedals available.
The Solution has eight slots to hold up to eight Nexi pedals. The Solution has a rubber surface and removable rubber covers that protect unused pedal slots from the elements. Each pedal slot has a DSub-9 connector that “mates” to a DSub- 9 connector on the bottom of each Nexi pedal. The pedals have no in/out jacks, power supply or batteries. When you plug a Nexi pedal into the board, all those connections are made at once.
The Solution Pedal Board allows for any pedal(s) to be inserted into any slot including double pedals such as the WWA- 01 Wah-Wah and/or the VOL-01 Volume that require two slots each.
The Solution has a built-in chromatic tuner, AC power supply, two USB charging docks and a selectable boost footswitch with a choice between 7dB, 12dB and 20dB of boost. There is an A/B or two-channel footswitch wired to a 1/4-inch jack on the side of the unit plus 1/4-inch jacks for your guitar and the unit’s output. All jacks including the AC connector have snap on, rubber covers that keep dirt and the rough Dutch weather out.
Other Nexi Industries pedals are: DSC-01 Dutch Screamer distortion, DIS-01 70’s Distortion, OVD-01 ‘70s Overdrive, CHO-01 Analog Chorus, DLY- 01 Delay, DIS-02 Distortion, MTD-01 Metal Distortion, FZZ-01 Fuzz, TRM-01 Tremolo, the PSR-01 Phaser and LPR-01 Looper.
If you have not factored into a pedal board yet, check out this inexpensive system for a clean, no fuss setup that’s patch cable- free. Coming soon will be an adapter plate called conNexi that will allow use of any similar size pedals.
The Nexi Industries pedals sell for $105 MSRP each and the STP-001 Starter Pack is about $215.
Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com