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From Namm 2019, connecting pedals without using patch cables.

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Thin white duke, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Thin white duke

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    This one is a very cool idea, i hate cables around, unfortunately at the moment you can only do it by using that brand but it will probably be the next step for other brands.

    All you need is just one pedal connected with the power supply.

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    https://f-shoponline.com/pages/f-power

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  2. WireLine

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    Very cool concept - hope it develops. I’ve always been a fan of modular systems based around a connective/power chassis- 500 series modules in pro audio, for example. Way back when some pedal makers made power/connection frames to drop their effects in and out without retiring (all wiring done on multipin gizmos)
     
  3. tele_pathic

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    Meh....looks like a complicated solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
     
  4. Thin white duke

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    Yes it's a very cool concept, the next point is the possibility to use any brand together.
     
  5. Thin white duke

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    Why complicated ? if it will be well developed ther will be even less problems because patch cables sometimes can cause some problems....
     
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  7. Thin white duke

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    Does it mean that you like it ? :):):)
     
  8. archtop_fjk

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    Sorry, but that doesn't look very robust to me. It looks like the setup uses magnets(?) to maintain the connections. What happens when you accidentally kick it. I suppose if its screwed to the pedal board it may be better, but still. What about dust, dirt? And the power setup may be adequate for low current pedals, but I wouldn't trust it with delays or other high current draw devices. Meh.
     
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  9. Thin white duke

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    I have no idea about reliability, they look nice though.
     
  10. strat56

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    Some of those foot switch buttons look pretty close together. Great idea though.
     
  11. chris m.

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    Actually looks kind of cool and would definitely work if all the pedal brands decided to adhere to the standard. My main concern would be
    whether the magnets are strong enough so if you accidentally kick a pedal there's no chance of it slipping and thereby disconnecting
    everything in the chain. (Same thing happens when a patch cord fails or is partially unplugged, of course). Dust and dirt shouldn't be an issue--
    as long as they're connected nothing is going to get into the connection space, and you could just give the magnets a quick wipe before
    connecting two pedals. As far as power goes, it shouldn't be much of an issue to distribute 9V DC in parallel to multiple pedals-- it works
    exactly the same way a OneSpot daisy chain cord does, but the cord is essentially inside the pedals, if you follow me.

    This system also doesn't eliminate the old-school connectors, so on a larger board or for other reasons-- such as a wah-wah-- you can
    still use patch cables where needed.

    Whether it catches on is doubtful. Just like VHS won over the technically superior BetaMax, I don't think that the world always beats
    a path to your door just because you made a slightly better mousetrap.
     
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  12. NWinther

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    Well it is fun!!
     
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  13. Thin white duke

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    Yes i think it's a great idea to be devoloped better.
     
  14. DeVilleDude

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    What will.be next? Wireless telephones that you carry around in your pocket?
     
  15. blowtorch

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    That'll never catch on...who would want to be reachable anywhere they are?
    I mean, no one would be dumb enough to actually want that ;)
     
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  16. Thin white duke

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  17. 4pickupguy

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    ... and if you use a switcher?
     
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  18. tele_pathic

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    As they mentioned, in order for it to be compatible, they have to pitch AND sell to all pedal manufacturers. So that ain’t gonna happen. So unless the magnet things are able to be retrofitted, it seems very limited to me.
     
  19. Thin white duke

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    Good point.....i have no idea.:lol::lol::lol:
     
  20. Flakey

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    It will never happen!
     
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