ORANGE, CA, October 10, 2007 — Following closely on the heels of the announcement of its 30th anniversary, SKB has responded to the needs of working musicians with the innovative SKB-PS-55 stagefive™ Professional Pedalboard. Designed specifically for use in live and studio performance applications, the SKB-PS-55 stagefive is an all-in-one solution that organizes, securely transports and powers all of the users stomp boxes and effects. The SKB-PS-55 stagefive is now shipping and available at authorized SKB dealers throughout North America.
The stagefive electronics have been designed to accommodate any possible configuration of pedals including: (2) 1.3 amp VAC jacks for powering pedals from DigiTech® and Line 6; (2) variable DC jacks to allow any voltage from 4 – 12 volts, for simulating an “almost” dead battery; (4) standard 9 VDC jack for Boss®, Electro-Harmonix®, etc.; (1) 18 VDC jack for MXR® EVH Flanger, etc.; (1) 24 VDC jack for boutique and vintage pedals: and (2) 9/12 VDC jacks to accommodate additional boutique and vintage pedals. All DC jacks have polarity switches so “center negative” or “center positive” can be accommodated. The power is also filtered, regulated and short circuit protected to provide the cleanest, most consistent signal. A detachable main power cord with a 115/230 VAC power supply is also provided so the stagefive can be used domestically as well as internationally.
Other features of the SKB-PS-55 stagefive Professional Pedalboard include a built-in cable tester, a headphone amp for silent practice backstage or at home, and a buffered preamp for long cable runs or different types of pick-ups. The stagefive also has an ergonomically designed angled mounting surface with a built-in cable management feature to eliminate disassembling the board in order to route cables, while also making it easier to reach all of the pedals.
Additionally the SKB-PS-55 stagefive Professional Pedalboard incorporates SKB’s rugged, time-tested design and features a durable hard cover for maximum protection on the road and a cushioned rubber overmolded handle for a secure and comfortable grip. The SKB stagefive Professional Pedalboard comes complete with pedal power cables and is backed by the SKB Million Mile Guaranty™(visit the SKB website for complete information)
“We designed the stagefive with direct input from leading guitarists and bass players from both the live and studio market sectors,” stated Steph Maffei, Product Manager of SKB’s Music Division. “ The stagefive is a comprehensive solution for players looking to organize and safely transport their pedals while being able to set up and play with the least amount of hassle in the shortest amount of time. And because it’s an SKB, it will perform flawlessly night-after-night.”
The SKB-PS-55 stagefive Professional Pedalboard is currently available with a MSRP of $499.99 and an expected street price of $299.99.