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Aralok
12-23-2008, 02:47 AM
Okay, so I now have an RMC Picture Wah, Keeley Compressor, a TS808, a Boss RC-2 Looping Station, and an MXR Carbon Copy Delay and need to know what would be the best way to power them all as I am tired of batteries going dead all the time?

Thanks for the help!

pulse.
12-23-2008, 02:54 AM
What everyone would say
Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 +

Aralok
12-23-2008, 03:06 AM
Thanks for the help !

loosegroove
12-23-2008, 04:21 AM
For that set up, you would probably be fine with just a 1-spot with a daisy chain and it would be much much cheaper than a Voodoo Lab Power Supply.

ThunderTomate
12-23-2008, 05:10 AM
For that set up, you would probably be fine with just a 1-spot with a daisy chain and it would be much much cheaper than a Voodoo Lab Power Supply.

In that case, if you have noise problems, will be better if you use one "one-spot" for the RC2, an other for your analog pedals. Some digital pedals can transmit noise when are daisy chained. I would prefer the Voodoo Labs Pedal Power.

robcollins
12-23-2008, 05:48 AM
What everyone would say
Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 +

Everyone but me:)

I use a Gigrig Generator with Distributors and Virtual Batteries to power my pedals.

http://www.thegigrig.com/acatalog/TheGigRig_GENERATOR.html

http://www.thegigrig.com/acatalog/TheGigRig_Distributor.html

http://www.thegigrig.com/acatalog/TheGigRig_Virtual_Battery.html

pulse.
12-23-2008, 06:28 AM
Why exactly you prefer the gigrig over the PP2+?
Do you have it's dimensions?

klaetos
12-23-2008, 08:22 AM
Dunlop DC Brick works great as well. A bit smaller then the voodoo lab I think. powers six 9v and three at 18v.

Pat Healy
12-23-2008, 08:26 AM
Dunlop DC Brick works great as well. A bit smaller then the voodoo lab I think. powers six 9v and three at 18v.

Yep. I have both the Brick and the PP2+. Both are great, the Brick is smaller and half the cost.

155
12-23-2008, 08:37 AM
I use a 1 spot not the best but cheap and get a seperate power for the rc-2 also check this out mabye you can help me with this!
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=481385

Bobster
12-23-2008, 09:46 AM
hmm so the 1spot doesn't support the digital pedals as well as the PP2+? I'm experiencing humming as well when i daisy chain my pedals together, a boss PH-1r is in my chain. Hence, does the PP2+ eliminate this problem? Sorry for thread hijacking, but i believe that this could be useful info for you.

ThunderTomate
12-23-2008, 09:47 AM
Dunlop DC Brick works great as well. A bit smaller then the voodoo lab I think. powers six 9v and three at 18v.

DC Brick outlets are not isolated, that's why it's cheaper and smaller.

Floor
12-23-2008, 09:50 AM
The important thing is that the powersupply has isolated outputs (like the Voodoolab). if not, unwanted noise can occure. Also some pedals like more than the standard 9v, so a powersupply with an 12v and/or 18v option is nice to have too.

robcollins
12-24-2008, 03:38 AM
Why exactly you prefer the gigrig over the PP2+?
Do you have it's dimensions?

rough dimensions (i'm not near my board)

11cm x 6.5cm


As for why I like it , it has power in abundance (5000ma) and is neat.
It came with my Gigrig Pro 14 switcher but have since bought another for another pedalboard.

5stringwonder
12-24-2008, 04:01 AM
A T-Rex FuelTank Jr would do the job. 5 isolated 9V outputs. Much smaller, lighter and cheaper than the PP2+

zachhahn
12-24-2008, 02:18 PM
A T-Rex FuelTank Jr would do the job. 5 isolated 9V outputs. Much smaller, lighter and cheaper than the PP2+
that's what i got. it works so far on my small board (4~5 pedals).

Zero
12-24-2008, 02:42 PM
Some pedals can hum with the "1Spot" I have discovered. Morley VAI wah (not terrible) and my X2 wireless reciever are the most noticable.

Binaural
12-24-2008, 05:21 PM
Pp2+

edrock
12-30-2008, 04:32 PM
I tried to save some money & bought the 1Spot, took it back the next day for a PP2+. Should pay for itself in about 60 batteries. :dude
Nice and quiet, built like a tank, and has a lot of features I never expected to need. Couple weeks later I bought a used EH Holy Grail, and lo and behold - the included positive tip cable comes in handy. Any issues with taking the batteries out of my pedals now?

lspaulsp
12-30-2008, 09:21 PM
Less than a year, I'm having issues with it.

NBarnes21
12-31-2008, 05:49 AM
I'd go with a 1 Spot or Godlyke, they'll run you around 30 bucks and will easily power all those pedals.