Pedal Isolation Question

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Mark Milliron, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Mark Milliron

    Mark Milliron Supporting Member

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    Are there any specific pedals that are prone to noise when in a daisy chain? Compressor? Pitch/Whammy? Fuzz?

    I have 11 pedals (some on order) and 5 isolated outlets on my T-Rex Chameleon.

    1. SP Compressor
    2. EH Pitchfork
    3. Thorpy Muffroom Cloud
    4. Gain Changer
    5. Loop-Master Clean/Dirty
    6. Compact Direct Drive
    7. Cool-Cat Tremolo
    8. VP JR
    9. TC Nova Delay (will use 1 isolated port at 12 Volts)
    10. Stereo Wet
    11. TC Tuner

    Power cables
    1. 5 pedal daisy chain
    2. 2 way splitter
    3. 3 way splitter
    4. Misc. single cables

    Any suggestions on the best way to power these pedals? The Nova is the only one that has to be isolated due to it's 12 volt requirement.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Black_Label

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    Make sure you don't daisy chain digital pedals (tuner, wet, nova, pitch fork) with your analog pedals to avoid noise.
     
  3. Mark Milliron

    Mark Milliron Supporting Member

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    Interesting. So daisy chaining digital and analog pedals is known to cause noise issues? If that's the only thing I need to avoid, that should be easy enough!
     
  4. Black_Label

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    Yeah, isolate as many pedals as you can (always). But with your list, the only thing that stands out are the digital vs analog pedals. You don't really have any high mA pedals or stuff with pnp germanium transistors. So you're pretty well set.
     
  5. DaveKS

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    Well in basic theory your pitchfork, wet and Nova should each occupy a single isolated tap, so maybe not as easy as you think.
     
  6. Mark Milliron

    Mark Milliron Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the advise! I will try putting the Pitchfork and Wet together on their own isolated outlet. The Nova is on it's own outlet already so that should work.
     
  7. tubekingsley

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    Maybe power the SP comp with an isolated outlet, you can run it at 18v, if you like. But, since you have the different cables at hand, you're best qualified to start testing for the quietest formula. Not chaining digital and analog pedals is good advice, and I would try the Thorpy with a 9v battery
     

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