Pedal power 2 vs. fuel tank jr. Which is best for my needs?

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  1. nrvana8775

    nrvana8775 Member

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    I have a vht valvulator, which provides (3) 9v @ 80ma and (1) 12v @ 120 ma. I am done buying pedals (except maybe a reverb), so I am confident enough in buying a power adapter for my current setup.

    Boss TU2
    George Dennis Stereo Volume Pedal
    Barber Tone Press
    Barber BarbEQ
    Analogman AR20DL XL
    T-rex Replica (12v @ 500 ma)
    Keeley TR2

    There aren't any used fuel tank jr's, so I would have to spend $100. At best, I can find the pp2's for $150 or so. I could save the extra $50 and grab a pedaltrain jr or I could spend it on a pp2. Not really sure that I would need all of the options they have though. Maybe this is a case of spend it just in case? :confused:
     
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    Oh come on, I know people have the pp2 that they want to suggest.
     
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    mcdes Member of no importance

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    ok here goes.

    it is my belief that though the fuel tank jnr would be awesome, it only does 9v and 18v. also with the isolated outputs, the t-rex at 500ma would be too much load i reckon.

    so your best bet is the pp2+.
     
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    Ahh, that's the conclusion I'm coming to. I don't want to spend $100 on the fuel tank, then need more spaces, and find that resale on the ftjt will be less and I will have to spend more than the $50 original.

    I could buy a pedaltrain with the extra $50 though!
     
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    I almost went with a FT jr and ended up with a PP2. The FT seems really cool but I opted to go with the more options that the PP2 has knowing that my pedal board will always change, even though I think I finally got it right.

    I figure these things will last so long and be relevant for such a long time that the extra $ is worth it.
     
  6. Strat58

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    HI i had a T Rex Fluel tank and mine board was very noisy, I repleced the T rex for a pedal power 2 now you won't hear noise. I think that said it all.
    Peace Strat58
     
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    Hmm, I know that the fuel tanks don't have isolated outputs, whereas the the fuel tank juniors do.

    I'll end up with the pp2 I have a feeling.
     
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    I have a fuel tank jr. and has given me no noise problems (I also have a PP2+) tat gives me no problems), so it really should come down to whether the 5 isolateds on the jr match up with your power needs. I'm not sure it does, given your T-Rex needs.
     
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    Music 123 has $65 off $250 so you can buy a pp2+ and a pt jr. for a little over $200 total.
     
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    Hmm, thanks for the heads up pear.
     
  11. DarkOne666

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    Hey guys. i have a Boss-me70 and a morpheus droptune pedal...am i able to plug them into the pedalpower 2? could you please explain my the connection directions? so i can check it out...im thinking of getting this power supply...as my pedalboard will surely grow :)

    Thanks !

    - Art
     
  12. nosidamde

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    T-Rex Fuel Tank Classic is the only power supply that I could find with a 12V DC outlet, the only problem you'll run into is that you'll need a reverse polarity adapter for the DropTune when it's plugged into the Fuel Tank Classic.
     
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    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Classic is not isolated, so I would suggest against it if you have center negative and positive tipped pedals. The Classic is like a daisy chain.

    FYI, the Voodoo Lab PP2+ and ISO-5 have 12V taps, the ISO-5 has a dedicated tap but shares the 300mA w/ the 9V tap. The PP2+ has 12V taps in the first 6 outlets, you just have to switch the DIP switch away from normal.

    The VL PSU have positive tip cables supplied in their packaging.
     
  14. Twangasaurus

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    I have the T-Rex Fuel Tank Chameleon and love it. Great power supply. Seems it might be out of your price range though?
    I would just go for the PP2.
     

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