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Best Tuner to power pedals?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by texmck54, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. texmck54

    texmck54 Tele-Meister

    Up until today I've been using a Korg Pitchblack for this chore but it no longer wants to work. I'm using a one spot for power so what tuner seems to work best for my fellow members.
  2. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  3. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    TS3 work quite well also daisy chained.
  4. 63telemaster

    63telemaster Tele-Meister

    Jul 29, 2013
    Taking the title of this thread literally, you can buy at least one tuner that doubles as a power supply:

    I use one of these on my board and I have no complaints. Sturdy construction with nice quiet and flexible power for 9v pedals and a decent enough tuner for live work.
  5. Georox

    Georox Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2014
    The tan house in AZ
  6. EddieLocrian

    EddieLocrian Tele-Holic

    Feb 7, 2014
    I found you cant use the Korg to power anything if it itself is being powered from a VooDoo lab. whatever item you power from said Korg causes way too much noise in the signal chain.

    Ko eiddE
  7. texmck54

    texmck54 Tele-Meister

    Ended up going with the Boss TU-3 5 yr. warranty is always a good thing.
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  8. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    Just remember, the tuner is not providing the power or altering it in any way. Running a daisy chain from the TU-3 is no different than running a daisy chain directly from the 1-Spot. What I am saying is, I hope you bought the TU-3 as a tuner (which it is very good at), not as a power supply :).
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  9. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
    I power the low power pedals from the tuner, but still use a 1spot for the bigger, hungrier, ones.
  10. tonyv77

    tonyv77 Tele-Meister

    Mar 24, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    So I assume the tuner has a separate 9V power supply? Seems like not a bad idea, but you could get another one spot for fairly cheap instead, no need to get the tuner involved.

    I was thing of doing something like this on a small board (tuner, drive, reverb).
  11. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    Tuner for power?
  12. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
    The tuner even came with the daisy chain cable, but it has definite limits.Why wouldn't I use it ?
  13. paparoof

    paparoof Tele-Holic

    Dec 22, 2013
    My Turbo Tuner (ST-300) has a parallel power port so you can use that to daisy chain power to another pedal (or chain). The older ST-200 version does not have this feature.
  14. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I have one particularly noisy pedal that benefits from being left off the One Spot chain and I power it from the TU.
    It helps.
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