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Powering pedals without breaking the bank?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by james..., May 16, 2011.

  1. james...

    james... Member

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    I've got about 7 pedals that need the juice. All 9 volt.

    Not really feeling some of these $200 joints like the t-rex fuel tank. Isn't there anything cheaper that's reliable?
     
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  3. Holy Schnikes

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    I'd get an isolated unit (PP2+ or CIOKS), little bit pricey but less than most pedals. Seems fair to quietly and efficiently run a whole board, OneSpot will do though if you're looking to go cheap (mine was noisy!)
     
  4. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    $99 T-REX Fuel Tank Jr. 9V outs, you will have to use a Y power cable to power a couple pedals, but will be a good choice.
     
  5. triviani

    triviani Silver Supporting Member

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    Godlyke powerall, have been using one for a while and it's great. Although not sure if they have an extension to cover 7 pedals
     
  6. Triangle

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    Cheap 9V batteries from the dollar store.
    Even if you only drop 100$ on a power supply, you'd have to go through 200 batteries before you'd be making a profit on your investment.
     
  7. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

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    PP Iso5 is only $109... you can use a daisy chaim and/or isolate outlets too. If you ever get a 12v or 18v pedal then you're all set too.
     
  8. monty

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    I'm 100% happy with my one-spot.
     
  9. Mangy71

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    I love my Gator G-Bus power supply. They are only about 80 bucks and have 8 9v outputs as well as 3 18v outputs. No noise issues, and it has powered every pedal I have ever tried with it...even the Line 6 Echo Park, which can be problematic.
     
  10. welcometoashley

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    I use a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power Plus now, but for years I used a one spot and never had any problems with it....
     
  11. dshobe

    dshobe Rocky Mountain Way Silver Supporting Member

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    BBE Supa Charger. Stoopid name, but it works great!
     
  12. otaypanky

    otaypanky Gold Supporting Member

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    And for $109 you can get it with a pedal board and a carry bag ~
    It a handy sized board

    http://www.proaudiostar.com/gpt-bl-...T_d_GPTBLPWR&gclid=CJ_js4mJ7qgCFQl75QodSBH0Ig
     
  13. mrclean77

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    Me, too.
     
  14. Cream

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    Godlyke PA-9 with 11-way daisy chain. Way quieter and more power than the One Spot.
     
  15. smallsnd/bigsnd

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    think about the ****ing planet and spend $20-40 on a 1spot.

    it'll power all of your pedals, depending on what they are... i use 2 delays, 2 fuzzes, 2 reverbs and an overdrive on a single 1spot with 2 daisy chains connected together. totally fine.
     
  16. Triangle

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    ...because a 1spot consumes biodiesel instead of electricity from a coal-fired powerplant.
     
  17. partsocaster

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    This. In addition, isolated outputs allows for much lower line noise, one-spots are really not suited for this. As for power, I am running 12 9-volt pedals off of the ISO-5 and one 18 volt pedal.
     
  18. GTBJ

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    :facepalm

    Dead batteries end up as LANDFILL and they contain some pretty nasty stuff. I think you'll find that is what smallsnd/bigsnd was referring to. Read up about it sometime, the environmental effects are particularly unpleasant.

    Also, on a purely practical level - using a power adapter means never having to worry about a battery dying mid-gig and never having to worry about remembering to buy new batteries. There is also the advantage of not having battery purchases as an ongoing expense.

    +1 for the OneSpot too. I am running one which is powering 14 pedals on my board with minimal noise. It isn't dead quiet, but it also didn't cost me a crazy amount of money.
     
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    How do you run 12 9v pedals from the ISO-5?

    Do you need a special type of connector cable?
     
  20. fritferret

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    sweetwater.com or americanmusical.com. choose the easy pay option where they spread the payments out over three months. you want a quality power supply. americanmusical ships fast and is cheaper and offer's price matching.
     

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