Daisy Chain Grounding Issue (not typical question)

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jaytiz25, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. jaytiz25

    jaytiz25 Member

    Messages:
    52
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    So I have an issue with my unused daisy chain leads that I'm sure someone can resolve. If one of the unused leads touches one of my metal pedal housings, the whole supply goes to ground and kills my chain (all daisy-chained pedals power down since they're not receiving power). Do you guys just put electrical tape over unused leads on your 1spot or other supplies, or is there some more elegant solution I'm yet unfamiliar with? Thanks!
     
  2. hazmat33

    hazmat33 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    928
    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Location:
    Y-town, O-high-O
    I use the little rubber things that come with cd racks that cover up the the pegs that allow you to adjust the shelf height.

    They slip on just tight enough to stay. If they're too tight I might heat them up slightly w a hair dryer and slip em on and they keep their shape.

    I used electrical tape in the past but it leaves a sticky residue...it can be removed with Goo Gone but I prefer not to deal with it on the fly.

    I keep a few extra rubber pieces in my Altoids tin on my board.
     
  3. J-Flanders

    J-Flanders Member

    Messages:
    115
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    My 1Spot daisy chain came with insulator caps included.

    They can also be bought separately:
    http://www.monteallums.com/pedal_mods.html#DCI

    I've also used pieces of insulation cut/stripped/trimmed from some electrical wire:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015
  4. brian marshall

    brian marshall Member

    Messages:
    742
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Location:
    outskirts of portlandia
    Electrical tape? pshhhhh

    You obviously need more pedals. :D
     
  5. 8len8

    8len8 Member

    Messages:
    9,510
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    Electrical tape or heat shrink tubing.
     
  6. jaytiz25

    jaytiz25 Member

    Messages:
    52
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008

Share This Page