As a companion to my Ask Zac episode on my 1992 Boss BCB6 pedalboard, here is some history on the unit.
Released in 1983, it was the first carrying case and pedalboard commercially, that along with the PSM-5, could provide power via a daisy chain for up to 7 pedals. It quickly became an industry standard, and was seen on stages and television all over the world.
Although you were limited to Boss size or smaller pedals, you could carefully remove some plastic and fit Ibanez or other pedals. Here is my board, and you can see how I enlarged a spot to fit larger pedals.
Below are some examples of how various players used this board.
Joe Walsh used one during the 80s and 90s. If you watch the Eagles performance at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, you can see that Walsh is using one, as he also used one for his performances with the first Ringo Starr's All Star Band, and performances on Night Music.
Here is Gary Moore, demonstrating the above pedalboard on the BBC series, Rock School, from 1983/84. The amount of hiss is incredible! He must have the amps on stun.