Moog 12 stage phaser MF103 powering

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by GlassOnion, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. GlassOnion

    GlassOnion 1.21 Gigawatts

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tempe Arizona
    Ok so I have been stumped. Maybe someone has some advice. I may part ways with this pedal if I cannot get it to power.

    Here's my dilemma:

    I use a voodoo labs power supply. The moog only powers up from its own cable. It seems the voodoo labs power cables barrel connector is too short. I even tried cutting back some of the plastic on a voodoo plug to get the extra length, but still no dice. I went thru all the extra connectors hoping I could find one that has the correct length plug but still no power.

    Any ideas? Or is this pedal only meant to accept its own cable?

    And if this does not work what's a good or better replacement? I think it sucks having to get rid of it, but if I can't get voodoo PS to power it up I will have to.
  2. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    The pedal cannot be replaced, nothing sounds like it or even close.
    I have one.
    Contact Moog for more info on this.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Just use the Moog power supply.
  4. Knettgummi


    Sep 28, 2011
    Keep in mind that the moogers use center positive connectors. You'll need a polarity reversal adapter to power it with a typical PSU.
  5. pantherairsoft


    Apr 22, 2009
    Derby, UK
    Yeah. Centre positive... And an isolated output. The barrel is a longer one - they do come in a few lengths and the Moog socket/supply uses a connector longer than your average daisy chain etc. some shorter ones still fit, but do not click in securely.

    In my experience, most polarity reverse tips (like the red one from GigRig, which may be the same as the diago one) have a long enough barrel.

    I use a gig rig generator and the distributor cables have the right barrels on. For what its worth a GigRig Isolator on a daisy chain will power 4 Foogers without reverse polarity adapters (you just connect the black and white cables in reverse!) perfectly... Thu excludes the Cluster Flux and Freqbox which need more juice.
  6. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rhode Island, USA
    I never had a problem running my moogers off of a 1spot with the polarity-reverser attachment. You definitely don't need to use the Moog wall wart.
  7. GlassOnion

    GlassOnion 1.21 Gigawatts

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tempe Arizona
    The red tipped plug solved my problem. Thanks!!!
    Now I have that issue off my back. Was bugging me for the longest time.