Strymon Timeline & BigSky Powering Solution

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  1. masonwilson13

    masonwilson13 Member

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    For those of you who run both on your board, how do you power them? Is it possible to do so on a PP2+? What power supply are you using?
     
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    Cioks DC-10 or VL 4x4 can run both easily, I've owned and used both heavily. The PP2+ is so underpowered nowadays, it's crazy that anyone still buys them.
     
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    I've had mine for years, think its about time to upgrade. Thank you
     
  4. MogwaiBoy

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    TimeLine and BigSky here.

    I use a Decibel 11 'Hot Stone Deluxe' which has 2 x 400mA outputs that are ideal for Strymons.
     
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    Timeline, Mobius, BigSky and Deco, as well as other assorted 9v and 12v pedals using the Voodoo Labs Mondo.
     
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    Timeline, Mobius and Flint powered with GigRig generator. That thing powers those plus wireless, the G2 unit itself, plus 6 regular stomp boxes and weighs a fraction what most others weigh...It is costly though...
     
  8. cosmic_ape

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    CAE power supply. I power all three big Strymons with it.
     
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    This. Costly, but expandable and adaptable to anything. Never had an issue with power or hum since I switched, and I went through a good amount of great power supplies before landing here. Highly rated in my book.
     
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    Currently using the PP Mondo with no issues. Interested in the gigrig stuff though...
     
  11. chrisjnyc

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    +1 Hot Stone Deluxe
     
  12. the tourist

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    I'll echo the 4x4. They can be had for just a handful of dollars more than a PP2+ these days on the used market. If it had a pair of 18v taps added in, it'd be perfect for me (I guess that'd be a 4x4x2?).
     
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    I just use 2 individual OneSpot single adapters for em - they're WAY more road worthy than what came with them and I KNOW there's never a power issue! :)
     
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    This isn't the most elegant solution, but it's definitely the most practical. You can get a cheap black power strip for just a few bucks and hide it underneath your board with a little velcro. Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with the Strymon power supplies. They've worked great for me.
     
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    I believe a Voodoo Lab Digital should be able to run all three. It's essentially the same unit as the 4x4 minus the 4 9V/100A ports, at around $50 less than the 4x4.

    Depending on what else you have to power, the 4x4 may be more economical and more flexible, but unless I'm missing something, the digital will power the trifecta.

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.
     
  16. SinglecutGuy

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    Furman pedal board here. No issues.
     
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    Agreed. I recently added an Echolution 2 Deluxe to my board which runs 18v. Had to do some creative organizing, but was STILL able to add it to my 4x4 using their Voltage Doubler adapter (off of two 9v taps).
     
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    They worked great for me too, until in a span of 10 minutes AFTER a gig one night they both literally twisted apart from the transformer block. EEK!

    Not a biggie though - OneSpots are crazy expensive.

    Strymon was great about it though, and sent me one new one (I had bought my BigSky from them direct - they didn't have any record of the Timeline sale)
     
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    I wound up selling the 4x4 and now I use two ISO-5s. Thankfully I don't have any mA hogs right now. :)
     
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    I used a VoodooLabs 4x4 when i had to power both.
     

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