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

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

  1. 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


    Jul 23, 2007
    seems like a One-spot with a 5 pedal daisy chain would be more than enough
  3. I would recommend an isolated supply with more outputs than you currently need.
  4. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    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.
  5. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    dr. tone psu. Nuff said.
  6. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    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.
  7. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet? Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Yonkers, NY
    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.
  8. 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. :)
  9. IncX


    Jul 23, 2007
    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.
  10. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL

    :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.