*** New petal board - needs a power supply? ***

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Joe Louvar, Dec 18, 2013.


  1. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    I'm building my new effects petal board, and I need a power supply?

    Pedaltran Nano board with four petals ~
    1) Korg Pitchblack Tuner
    2) Boss CS-3 Compressor/Sustainer
    3) Boss CEB-3 Chorus
    4) MXR M-288 Octave

    9V (+/-) centers

    Which power supply do you recommend for my new board/effects?
  2. IncX

    IncX

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    seems like a One-spot with a 5 pedal daisy chain would be more than enough
  3. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    I would recommend an isolated supply with more outputs than you currently need.
  4. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

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    Absolutely. I have ten or so pedals, threesome which are digital. One spot works just as well as my Voodoo Lab did, quiet and reliable.
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  6. Guinness20

    Guinness20

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    dr. tone psu. Nuff said.
  7. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

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    Best thing out there is the Voodoo Labs, but it's way more than you need for those 4 pedals. A onespot and daisy chain will work just fine for now. Anything between the two price points is essentially a onespot in a metal box.

    In fact, you can daisy chain off the Pitchblack and easily power the other 3. So a $10 9v adapter and a daisy chain.
  8. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Supporting Member

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    The BBE Suppacharger is what I use. Much better than a Brick IMO/YMMV. But I agree with what everyone else says. You could easily daisy chain those pedals.
  9. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Wow, way cool.

    I just got done looking up the One Shot, a daisy chain 5, and a couple of reverse polarity adaptors.

    But daisy chaining off the Pitchblack seems way easier and cheaper too, so that's what I'll do since I already have the 9v, 500mA, KA183 power adaptor for the PB.


    Thanks everyone for the help. :)
  10. IncX

    IncX

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    i use this too cause its quite cheap (for an isolated power supply) ... then i have strymon pedals, or even something as light as an EHX micro pog (250 mA).

    and i began wishing i invested on a Cioks instead, because the BBE was really weak having a max of only 200mA on 2 channels.

    -*-

    and just to add, there are some pedals that hate being daisy chained, but they are rare IME. so far, i only discovered that Death By Audio's Robot as the only thing that does not work when daisy chained.
  11. Ricky Caboverde

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    :D Sorry, couldn't help it!

    Now to actually contribute something -- I totally agree with the 1spot recommendations; it will work perfectly fine with the pedals you have. If you have different power requirements in the future, then by all means upgrade but I personally wouldn't recommend spending more than you really need at the moment.

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