Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy

It feels good to be back to building rigs here at Nice Rack Canada after a summer of landlord induced headaches.

The first rig we’re proud to post from the new shop location is a series wired affair with a custom switcher & power supplies.

This switcher is the largest model we’ve built to date. This unit features…

We're back!

We're back!

We’re all moved in and setting up at our new location. We’re now part of The Munition Factory community of entertainment industry businesses.

Our new address is 33 Villiers Street, Unit 107 - Toronto, Ontario - M5A 1A9.

Our new phone number is 416-461-2245

We’re still keeping “Music Hours” in the shop, always call ahead before visiting.

If you’re recording at Cherry Beach Sound or rehearsing at Cherry Jam Rehearsal, we are right next door to help you with your tech needs.

We're moving!

We're moving!

After 7 years on Carlaw Avenue we’ve been gentrified out of the neighbourhood. We’re using this experience as a catalyst for bigger, better & 100% more fabulous things to come.

We’ve found a great new shop space right next to a subway station. We’re renovating the space into something really special that we’ll unveil in July.

During the month of June we will have access to email and voicemail. Please understand that it might take a little longer than normal for a reply.

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

Nice Rack Canada has been building pedalboards over the last 5 years for various members of Canada’s #1 Grateful Dead tribute, Mars Hotel.

The newest addition to the collection of systems we have built is a fly dates pedalboard for guitarist, Mark Arbus.

With the band’s reach spreading across the continent, one off bookings requiring flights are becoming common. Mark wanted a pedalboard that could help him accurately capture Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir tones, fly as checked luggage and mate well with rental Fender Twin Reverb amplifiers…

Today, Tomorrow & Next Year

Today, Tomorrow & Next Year

Every pedalboard is a reflection of it’s owner playing, their goals & logistics. This system is built for a player with a day job & a weekend cover band to facilitate an open ended catalogue of material to cover while interacting with house system techs in small bars.

Nice Rack Canada recently built this pedalboard system to answer & exceed the demand criteria of today, tomorrow & next year…

RJM Music MasterMind PBC / 6X

RJM Music MasterMind PBC / 6X

Nice Rack Canada is proud to be the exclusive pre-sale dealer in Ontario for the RJM Music MasterMind PBC / 6X.

If your ship to address is in Ontario, Nice Rack Canada is your point of sale for this standard setting piece of pedalboard technology.

Travelling Light

Travelling Light

Working musicians need to travel light, and pack a tonne of tone. Working musicians need tools to help them beat the odds that are stacked against them by rapacious travel vendors.

At Nice Rack Canada we understand the battle, we are always working on new ways to build smaller & ever more powerful sonic palettes for our clients.

A few of our favourite things

A few of our favourite things

Building guitar rigs at Nice Rack Canada is an enjoyable way to spend every work day, but occasionally things get dialled up a notch, or 3.

A fantastic client recently came to our shop with a few boxes full of his favourite audio tools, wanting them built into a comprehensive guitar rig that could answer any of his creative urges.

Fat Bottom Sunday

Fat Bottom Sunday

Nice Rack Canada recently shipped this Fractal Audio AX8 pedalboard system to a “Praise & Worship” Bassist in Connecticut. There’s going to be some fat bottom Sundays in the “Constitution State”.

Stacked

Stacked

Nice Rack Canada recently built this stacked double pedalboard system for a local client who is a connoisseur of harmonics.

This system combines some of the best in modern music engineering with the grass roots of guitar effects…


Tasty Tone

Tasty Tone

“Many pieces of guitar gear enter the market, and often leave just as quick. There are certain well designed & built items that sound amazing and hold their market position very well. This system features some of those stalwart items.”

Red & White 151

Red & White 151

Just in time to commemorate 151 years of colonial settlement, Nice Rack Canada built this colour-centric ensign of tone…

DJ Sara Simms

DJ Sara Simms

“We were recently contacted by Toronto based DJ Sara Simms about putting together an effects pedalboard to be incorporated into her Traktor rig.

Sara has history as a jazz guitar player and loves classic sonic colours for guitar being applied to new means of creativity. 

Given the transport logistics for a DJ and set up & tear down time, we needed to design a broad palette in a small footprint that would integrate as seamlessly as possible with a DJ mixer…”

Robert Keeley Visits

Robert Keeley Visits

Last week we received a visit from Robert Keeley to our shop. We're honoured to have such pedal royalty grace our premise…

I Hear Things

I Hear Things

“Nice Rack Canada recently built a 2 Board Pedalboard System for Windsor/Toronto based project “I Hear Things” guitarist Andrew Barlow.

Every client provides us with new challenges & inspirations. In this instance building a system for a person with an extensive engineering & fabrication history helped us push boundaries and into some new prototyping.

The system is split into the “Controller Board” & “Audio Board”...”

Axe FX III

Axe FX III

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We're a little busy today exploring the latest addition to the Fractal Audio line up!

Since day 1 at Nice Rack Canada we've been working closely with Fractal Audio products to deliver the best in tone & logistic functionality to our customers.

We are your "1 Stop Shop" for all Fractal Audio matters in Canada...

D#

D#

With great players comes great opportunity for rig builders. This pedalboard system for The Guess Who's Derek Sharp is one of those instances.

Derek contacted us looking to have a series wired fly weight rig put together for his various gigging adventures all over the planet...

Dusty Chesterfield

Dusty Chesterfield

Toronto based producer / writer / sideman / guitarist extraordinaire Dusty Chesterfield recently visited our shop for a chat about pedalboards and making his work flow easier & better sounding.

The results are pictured here...

Swine Tone

Swine Tone

First pedalboard system of 2018 by Nice Rack Canada is out the door and helping it's owner get down to some serious rocking...