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    Best pedal power options?

    I'm running up to 4 pedals at once into my Jet City (gate, drive, EQ, Drop) and the mess of black spaghetti everywhere is making my OCD nerve twitch. Not to mention, I'm looking to buy a vocal compressor soon and need more space on my surge protector.

    A few weeks back (maybe on the old site even?) I mentioned the Donner power supply and everyone said to avoid it, cheap, daisy chain, junk, blah blah blah. So, now I'm looking at other things. I checked out Hellion's thread with the Voodoo Labs stuff - and maybe the Pedal Power X4 would work, but I'd like to have more than 4 outputs in case I decide to add another pedal or 3 at some point in the future.

    The MXR DC Brick caught my eye too, but by the time I buy all the extra cords and stuff it's over $100 and I'm too cheap for that. Even saw one place selling a "package deal" of the brick and 8 cables & power cord for $185... yikes.

    So, hit me with your best 'best bang for the buck' recommendations. I would just go to TGP, but they'd ban me before I finished my first post...

    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

    #2
    The joyo isolated ones are really good if you are wanting to keep to a budget.

    Very quiet and different current /voltage outputs

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      #3
      Used voodoo labs pedal power 2+

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        #4
        Originally posted by Tony View Post
        The joyo isolated ones are really good if you are wanting to keep to a budget.

        Very quiet and different current /voltage outputs
        Think a JP02 would be a good buy?
        Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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          #5
          Originally posted by Iron1 View Post

          Think a JP02 would be a good buy?
          It should be. I think Mattayus has that one maybe?

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            #6
            I've had good luck with the Truetone CS7 personally.

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              #7
              Personally, I really like the Walrus Aetos. I'm able to run my entire pedalboard (10 pedals - see below) off of it - so clean, so fresh.

              However, have had friends that absolutely swear by the Voodoo PP2+ and the used ones be cheap!

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                #8
                If it's only a few pedals and you're drawing <2A, the Truetone OneSpot power adapter and a daisy-chain will be perfectly fine.

                Once you get above ~6 pedals I think it'd be time to get something like an iso-power-thingy. I've got the TrueTone CS12, and have run a pedalboard with like 15 pedals (y-adapters FTW) with zero noise issues.

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                  #9
                  It depends on how much power they suck, but I really like the DC factory by Carl Martin. I'm also a fan of the 529i by Mission Engineering (gives you over 5 hours on a charge... does not have to be plugged in... great for gigs or even jamming outside the home). Both are over $100, however.

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                    #10
                    Almost pulled the trigger on a Joyo JP02, but Amazon couldn't deliver one for over a week, so I figured I'd do more research on it first. I found a different listing of the same product with multiple negative reviews complaining of signal noise, power failure and other wonderful things, so I backed away from it.

                    Then, when I got up this morning I had a Reverb notice telling me a used/scuffed up 1 Spot CS7 I was watching had dropped the price a little (it was priced at like 95% of new when I first looked at it yesterday) so I sent an offer and the guy countered by dropping the price $3... heh... pass.

                    Then I read a handful of "best pedal power" list articles and kept coming back to the MXR brick. Love my M108s, so I went to the Dunlop site and read up on it and the product listing on the site states it already has all the cables you need, despite Amazon's listing that does not state that. And, I could have it today... #Impatient.

                    So, I ordered one figuring if it shows up without the cables, I can always send it back to the 'Zon and keep hunting.


                    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                      #11
                      If that doesn't work out for you, I've had lots of success with the Gigrig stuff. Ridiculous output (5A at 9V), plus all the modules you need to split up your supply and isolate individual pedals if required. The cut to length wiring system is awesome for OCD level cable management

                      https://www.thegigrig.com/power

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                        #12
                        I think GigRig is really cool based on the buy what you need style of things and it can grow with you as your pedalboard gets larger but, damn, there is a high barrier to entry cost wise (at least in US).

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Tony View Post

                          It should be. I think Mattayus has that one maybe?
                          I don't. I don't even know wtf brand mine is. I got it off a mate, I think it might be an unbranded Amazon jobby, but I can't find it online anywhere so fuck knows It's great though, fully isolated. Just wish it had more outputs (it has 8 and I've got 10 pedals).

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Mattayus View Post

                            I don't. I don't even know wtf brand mine is. I got it off a mate, I think it might be an unbranded Amazon jobby, but I can't find it online anywhere so fuck knows It's great though, fully isolated. Just wish it had more outputs (it has 8 and I've got 10 pedals).
                            Well I might have a project for that big box you have then....

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Tony View Post

                              Well I might have a project for that big box you have then....
                              Nice.

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