Question for pedalboard owners

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Hendrixlvr, May 23, 2019.

  1. beninma

    beninma Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I have a One Spot & I also have a One Spot Pro CS12 (the big one).

    Big difference in performance. Not hard for me to hear the difference.

    I switched from using a cheap power strip to using a Furman as well. Amp & Pedalboard plug into the Furman which has some basic line conditioning/filtering.

    But the order you place your pedals in makes a huge difference in noise as well!
     
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  2. DavidP

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    Good recommendations on the VooDoo Labs power supplies, but don't overlook the TrueTone One Spot Pro ones -- the CS12 can even power a Line 6 HX effects unit!
     
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    I just daisy chain off of a One Spot as well, but I only run 3 pedals.
     
  4. DugT

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    You can assign any effect or any group of effects in any order to any pedal. You can store 100 different combination and name each combination. It is amazingly versatile.

    Here are the effects available. (It also includs twenty different amp model emulations.)

    *2 OD/DS
    MID BOOST, CLEAN BOOST, TREBLE BOOST, CRUNCH, NATURAL OD, WARM OD, FAT DS, LEAD DS, METAL DS, OCT FUZZ, A-DIST*, BLUES OD, OD-1, T-SCREAM, TURBO OD, DIST, RAT, GUV DS, DST+, METAL ZONE, '60S FUZZ, MUFF FACE, CUSTOM

    *3 FX1/FX2
    T.WAH, AUTO WAH, SUB WAH, ADV. COMP, LIMITER, SUB OD/DS, GRAPHIC EQ, PARA EQ, TONE MODIFY, GUITAR SIM., AC.GUITAR SIM*, SLOW GEAR, DEFRETTER, WAVE SYNTH, SITAR SIM., OCTAVE, PITCH SHIFTER, HARMONIST, OVERTONE*, SOUND HOLD, AC. PROCESSOR, PHASER, FLANGER, TREMOLO, ROTARY1, ROTARY2*, UNI-V, PAN, SLICER, VIBRATO, RING MOD., HUMANIZER, 2X2 CHORUS, SUB DELAY, TERA ECHO*

    I'm not saying that the GT-100 is the best solution for you, but there are several excellent multi-effect processors and one of them could be a much better solution for those who use multiple pedals.
     
  5. ce24

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    BOSS ME80 works just like individual pedals for on the fly tweaking. But has 4 patches per bank which means you can have 8 effects available individually for each patch. I have one patch for each guitar and set up delays,choruses comps and od specific to each guitar.....and it is a snap to do.
     
  6. charlie chitlin

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    Been gigging a 1-spot for years.
    If there's something better, it's probably a lot more expensive and I don't want to know about it.
     
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  7. Mike Eskimo

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    I got a line 6 M9 in a sideways trade six or seven years ago. I did another sideways trade with a band member and he got it because if I didn’t get rid of it, I would’ve gone down multiple rabbit holes at the same time.

    For the two or three weeks that I owned it it was pretty fun. The time based effects were very good . You are basically getting a DL4 in it. The distortion overdrive fuzz ? Not so great…
     
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    The internet amplifies complaints. Most of us have had little or no trouble with the daisy chain unless the current draw (digital!) was too high.
     
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  9. Hendrixlvr

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    Yea, I’ve only got a ts-9, a tuner, a Mythos High Road Fuzz, a Mythos Chupacabra and a Vox wah (I’ll get a power adaptor cable since it only takes batteries), nothing digital, so maybe the One Spot is worth a shot trying
     
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    You can get a Big Joe Power Slot for $12.95 on eBay. I used it for quite awhile before I built my big board.
     
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    I spent a lot of time researching boards and power supplies. I believe in design simplicity and I eventually settled on a board by Outlaw Effects (the Nomad) which has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery, and is able to power multiple pedals for up to 8-9 hours (my numbers). I’ve had no problems thus far. My only regret is buying the small board, as I should have gotten the larger one. (Maybe I’ll get a second board; my pedal collection is growing). Details are at http://www.outlawguitareffects.com/accessories/nomad
     
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    Very happy with the ISO-brick, except for the size.
     
  13. Nick Fanis

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    You omitted to tell us what pedals you have.
    In most cases, meaning for people who have run of the mill 9v pedals with few digital pedals the small 1 spot is fine.
    If you have "peculiar" pedals (like germanium fuzzes and complex power hungry digital pedals) you need something with isolated outputs for minimum noise.
    This is FANTASTIC and can power anything under the sun

    https://www.thomann.de/gb/truetone_1_spot_pro_cs12.htm
     
  14. Nick Fanis

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    Just saw this :)

    I think you will be fine with the regular 1 spot (if your fuzz pedals have reverse polarity you should buy the appropriate adaptors)

    I have been running all my analog pedals with the same 1 spot for decades with zero problems.
     

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    Obviously depends on the space you've go on the board and the budget you want to go to … but, if you don't want to run to $100s … I'm very satisfied with my Vitoos ISO 4 … for about $70 (US) … that's x8 isolated power outs each up to 500ma, they do bigger ones too.
     
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    unless you want to pick the specific effects you actually want and want to be able to mix and match.
     
  17. wulfenganck

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    There are some steps to take:
    First, find out if DC or AC is required (I'm not joking, I met people who didn't know the difference and tried to run a tube-driven pedal with a DC-powersupply).
    Second, make a list of the current draw each pedal requires; your powersupply needs to be powerful enough to feed all pedals (with some headroom).,
    Third, choose a sufficient powersupply.
    It is a lot easier to use a powersupply with isolated outputs.
    I'm not generally opposing daisychains,I still use them on one of my boards. But make sure the pedals are okay.....I have a Red Panda Raster Delay that gets noisy when put in a daisychain with another pedal - it requires an isolated output of its own.
    I had no problem putting my wah, overdrive and the channel-switch for my amp in a daisychain, but sometimes analog and digital pedals don't like to be chained.
    I also had to put some distance between my powersupply and my wah to avoid hissing.....

    This is a great site to have an overview about powersupplies:http://stinkfoot.se/power-supplies
    ...and a collection of various pedals and their current draw: http://stinkfoot.se/power-list
     
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  18. knockeduptele

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    try 30
     
  19. Chud

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    Under $30, quiet, does what it's supposed to.

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  20. cyclopean

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    i just daisy chain one steps because i like the added noise for aesthetic reasons. quiet pedalboards are the uncanny valley.
     
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