Anyone use the GigRig PowerStation?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by JRBain, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. JRBain

    JRBain Member

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    Is it a good power supply? It looks good in terms of specs, but I can't find a review anywhere. How does it compare to a PP2 or Fueltank (or anything else)? It's quite a lot cheaper than the PP2 over here, so it's an attractive option.

    Any thoughts? Thanks

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  2. Tube Guy

    Tube Guy Silver Supporting Member

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    I made the mistake of telling the engineer who designed it that I thought it was cheap! I was then privvy to a lesson on how noisy power supplies are usually, and how they sag when underspec'd. Apparently the components were chosen to be the quietest and the most powerful available.

    I saw it in use at the London Guitar Show powering 50 pedals!

    Needless to say I now use one.

    I also heard that they are planning to bring out a battery simulator with a toroidal transformer to isolate the pedal. Can't wait to try one of those with my Fuzz Face and noisy Line 6 pedals.
     
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    Cool - Thanks. As said, it looks great, and the price is definitely right. May get one soon :)
     
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    Anyone else? (shameless bump)
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    Do you mean the Gig Rig Generator, by any chance?

    I just picked up one of those secondhand on eBay last week for £45 and my initial impressions are that it is very very good indeed. As quiet as any PSU I've tried and a third of the size and weight of any other I've seen. It doesn't seem to solve the problem of noisy Line 6 Tonecore pedals, which simply don't like daisy-chains, but then nothing else seems to either. My L6 Leslie is b**tard noisy!

    I'm very intrigued by Gig Rig's new "Virtual Battery" transformer/adaptor, which is supposed to overcome such problems, but it doesn't seem to be on the market yet. Don't suppose anyone here has tried one have they?
     
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    Yes, that is the new name. It looks great. I'll get one, when finances allow. The Virtual Battery looks great as well - I'm sure there are pedals that could make use of that; I'm surprised someone else hasn't marketed such a product already. (have they?)
     
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    J.T. Guitar Platinum Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Any dealers in the USA that can get their stuff? I'm gassing for a Pro-14 looper.
     
  8. spacestation

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    Bumping this old thread. Does anyone here use a Generator for Devi fuzzes or Eventide factor pedals? Does that work and how's that sound? Thanks!
     
  9. TD Moyer

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    I'm powering up a full board using the Gigrig generator with 2 Distributors. Pedals include a Fulltone '69 (powered by a Virtual battery) and a 24v Destination Rotation Single (using their Electroman 9>24v adaptor), My board is dead quiet.

    I never thought anything would come along that knocked my Juicebox off my board but with all the different adaptors now available there's almost nothing you can't power off the Generator.
     

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