how do u power ur pedals?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by iSka, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. iSka


    May 31, 2008
    im sure its different for different pedals but i dont understand if you have a pedal baord where would you plug them all in.

    it seems unrealistic that you would have them all battery powered :confused:

    im sure theres somthing im missing and if this is covered sumwhere else just give me a link ty.
  2. Godlyke PA-9 Power-All


    I power 10+ 9volt pedals with mine.
  3. I personally use a Dunlop DC brick, but the Pedalpower and other names are all very similar.

    I'd avoid using the 'daisy-chained' power supplies (eg. Boss) as then all the pedals are powered in series rather than parallel. I won't go into techy detail, as I'm no expert on the subject, but this is really best avoided!

    Some players do power all their pedals by battery. I believe both players for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers do. Flea only has about 3 or 4 pedals, but John has half the stage taken up with his board! I'm sure I heard that he gets the batteries changed daily too.
  4. Willem


    Dec 26, 2005
    I believe the dunlop is a daisychain in a box

    8x 9 volts
    3x 18 volts

    There you go.


  6. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    I use a One Spot... Powers 9 pedals, two of which can power 2 others...

    Deep Impact doesn't freak out either... Everything is clean and tucked away, neatly run...

    Cost $30
  7. jomahu


    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    i've been using a 1Spot and it works with all my pedals EXCEPT my 105Q. When i hook it up, there's a serious drop in overall volume. like, non-existent sound.
    the wah works fine (tested it with a battery), but it just don't work in the chain. any ideas?

    sorry to derail. otherwise, my 1spot works well. i don't use too many pedals, tho...
  8. CuticleThorns


    Apr 6, 2008
    York, UK
    strange that... I use my one-spot with my 105q in the chain and its fine. have you exceeded the total MA of the one-spot by adding that?
  9. jomahu


    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    nah, i tried running just the wah thru the 1spot, and nuthin. it's bumming me out...i love that wah.

  10. Silent Fly

    Silent Fly Commercial User

    May 8, 2006
    London - UK
    Owner/designer [sfx]

    I repaired one a while ago and every output has a resistor and a capacitor for a little bit of filtering but nothing more. Definitely nothing high-tech or very clever.
  11. CuticleThorns


    Apr 6, 2008
    York, UK
    have you tried it with a different power supply to check its not the actual pedals adapter thats broken?
  12. wazzel


    Dec 27, 2007
    Cypress, TX
    I use two 1 spots. My Neo Fuzz needs a dedicated power supply so it has it's own 1 spot and the other 5 pedals are on a single 1 spot with no problems.
  13. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Ah, no. The Dunlop is not similar to the Pedal Power except superficially. And the other power supplies in that brick-shaped format are all different enough in their capabilities to where I would not lump them together.

    Ah, no. Daisy chains run in parallel, otherwise they would not be able to provide 9V at each output. You are confusing series/parallel with isolated/non-isolated, which is the big difference between a daisy chain (1Spot, Godlyke, or Dunlop Brick) with something like the BBE Supacharger or Voodoo Labs Pedal Power, which have isolated outputs.

    Isolation reduces problems associated with using pedals which have reverse polarity on their power plugs, and it can solve some other noise issues related to grounding within a pedal. Of course it costs a lot more, which is why the Brick and the 1Spot etc. are so popular.
  14. musicelectronix


    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    PowerDesigns TW347D Dual Output DC power supply 0-18V 0-5A :D Cleanest power for all your needs :D if it was rackmount, it would take up more than 5 spaces. It is roughly as big as a HP PC case. It powers up every pedal on the stage, not only mine, but for the whole band :D I am guessing it will power up more than a couple of hundred pedals at once:D
  15. another one spot user. my dog even ate through the cable (while it was plugged in:eek:) and a bit of electrical tape and it's fine. I have several of the daisy chain cables that i've cut for different pedal configurations. . . always works fine.
  16. rootshock


    Feb 17, 2008
    One spot

    Cheap and gets the job done nicely. I've powered keyboards and pedals off the same chain. Really convenient. All kinds of adapters are available too.
  17. One Spot here too. All my pedals take good ol' 9V power with no funky requirements.
  18. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    My board is powered. 8 9volts, and 3 various wall warts, all plugged directly into the board, SKB PS45. 1 plug to the wall, and everything is lit up and ready to start stompin'. If you're thinking about a board, the Pedaltrain's get alot of love around here, but I went with the self contained variety, and it's working out perfectly for my set up.
  19. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    If you've seen my board as of late you'll have noticed I've had to upgrade to Uranium.

    So far it's working well but my hair has been falling out a bit more often.