Powering a Walrus Audio

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  1. Herb Utsmelz

    Herb Utsmelz 'Tis what 'tis Supporting Member

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    Just looking for experience from those with Walrus pedals. Their website makes a note they don't recommend daisy chaining their effects but they ironically sell a power supply. Go figure. Is there something with their circuits that's bothered by a one spot or is it just a sales ploy? I'd hate to pick up the pedal I'm considering, throw it on my one spot, and have it fry my whole board.
     
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    I power a mayflower and a descent using a PP iso 5. I used to power them both with a one spot daisy chain. The worst that could happen is you underpower the reverb. Theres really no possible way for it to fry your whole board.
     
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    Their power supply has isolated jacks. They are not chained together. Walrus makes great pedals and power supplies.
     
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    I was just being dramatic with the board explosion comment haha. I'm just looking to see if others have used one spots with them without any issues. Based off your experience, it sounds like I'll be alright.
     
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    That's why I'd like to try one but I'm not going to buy an isolated power supply to try the pedal if it is only "suggested". My one spot works just fine and there's other pedals out there so I thought I'd reach out to see if others have used their Walrus stuff with daisy chains without any problems.
     
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    You should be fine.. daisy chaining dirt and old circuits can have unexpected results. Also, digital to analog, and depending on how many pedals you plan to run.
     
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    What pedal are you trying to daisy chain?
     
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    I'm considering a Harvester. It'd make pedal #7 on an 8 capacity one spot, all modern circuits, proper buffer, all analog, George L cables (if that matters).
     
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    You shouldn't have a problem daisy chaining that pedal. It's the digital high mA pedals that sometimes don't like to be daisy chained.
     
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    Ovnilabs claims that when testing the Deep Six, the daisy chain power supply that was used actually DAMAGED the pedal somehow, FWIW.
     
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    If their site recommends against it, I wouldn't do it if for no other reason than warranty purposes.
     
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    I'm looking at a used one, but that's a very good point.
     
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