Power Supply for DD-20 & others...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by CiceroTJones, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. CiceroTJones

    CiceroTJones Member

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    Here's the deal...

    I need to run these pedals:

    Boss TU-2 Tuner
    Boss DD-20 GigaDelay
    Boss TR-2 Tremolo
    Boss DD-6 Digital Delay
    Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
    Xotic BB Preamp
    MI Audio Boost N Buff

    Do I need to get a PP2 or something like that, or can I just use a 1spot?

    Also, does the Boost n Buff need to be run @ 18v or is 9v ok?
    Will the 1spot run the DD-20 plus the others?

    Do I need 2 one spots?


    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. willyredeemed

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    1spot will run the all the boss pedals. not sure about the bb and bnbuff tho.
     
  3. fenderbender07

    fenderbender07 Supporting Member

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    Be careful with the 1spot. It seems to be convenient- power for 10 effects or so for about $20, but unconditioned power can really suck the life out of pedals... esp. the higher end ones... I would highly recommend going with the Voodoo, or some other clean power source, or you could be looking at a ton of pops and hisses from dirty, unreliable power.
     
  4. aaland_brian

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    The one spot will work since all the pedals are 9V center neg, but the voodoo labII+ has isolated taps so it will probably be a way quieter supply. The main factor is going to be how much money you have and how important haveing a dead quiet rig is. Some people have said that the one spot is completely quiet, but I have never had more than one pedal hooked up to mine so I don't know what it sounds like with 7 pedals running off it.
     
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    get the fuel tank junior...cant beat it for $99! FIVE isolated outputs, incredible!
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  7. jpv0209

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    With the 1 spot, just watch out with using it with the dd-20. Here's something from Visual Sounds website about it:

    http://www.visualsound.net/faq.htm#21

    Its the last question on the faq page.

    You could almost daisy chain everything out of the TU-2, almost everything at least.
     
  8. mewithoutlouie

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    Would it make a difference to daisy chain everything, and then run a power cable from the TU-2 to the DD-20?
     
  9. Thames

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    The DD-20 needs to be powered by a separate PSU or it will introduce HISS/noise.

    I have a 1-Spot and I power my DD-20 with a PSA Boss adapter separatly. NO noise. I had noise with the 1Spot in the DD-20
     
  10. Ray Gianelli

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    You will most likely need a voltage regulated supply for any Boss delay... they will hum loudly otherwise.
     
  11. CiceroTJones

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    Thanks for the replies... anyone else?
     
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    I use the Voodoo labs and never look back. The Boss twin pedals are really touchy for some reason.
     
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    I use a Dunlop DC Brick with most of my pedals and a dedicated PSA for my DD-20. It loves having its own power supply, IMHO.
     
  14. CiceroTJones

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    Voodoo Lab or T-Rex Fuel Tank Junior. Both have isolated outlets.
     
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    Anyone got any one of these they want to sell me or trade?
     
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