So I forgot to mention it but my diago gigman pedalboard arrived. I got home from work and it was waiting for me on my doorstep in a soaking wet box – thanks, my Hermes!
Despite this the board itself was well packaged in a (thankfully watertight) diago box inside the other box. My first impressions are that it is a very nicely put together piece of kit. The corners, latches and hinge are all bomb proof steel and the material has a nice tight weave that also looks fairly impervious.
The internal base has a very firmly attached Velcro mat (a point that commonly rips off on cheap boards as people switch pedals) which should stand up to a whole bunch of board rearrangements. I’m really happy with the board and next post I will take you through assembling and attaching my pedals. Has anyone else gone with diago in the past, or have any horror stories about cheap boards?