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Old 11-25-2016, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power supply for guitar effects

Hello, total newbie here
So, I currently have a Roland cube 15x amp, a Boss RC-lopper, and a g1xon multi-effects pedal. These are currently powered by AA batteries. I'm wanting to get a Boss BD-2 and also a compression pedal (not sure which). I reckon I also need a power supply, because I don't want to eat through batteries. Any recommendations for something that will fit most pedals, in case I want to buy more pedals in the future? Will I need anything other than an instrument cable going from my guitar to the first pedal, cables in between, and a cable going from the last pedal to my amp?
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Old 11-25-2016, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's the power supply for that pedal?

I might have to double check this but most of the time they all run off of D/C 9V IN
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Old 11-25-2016, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are so many power supplies out on the market it hard to give a fast and accurate answer to your question. With Boss pedals you can daisy chain them together either using a Boss Turner TU-3 or Line Selector LS-2 as the power source. There are also various brick power supplies that have different voltages and polarity switches if you want to connect different effects brands/companies that uses different voltages etc.
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Old 01-10-2024, 01:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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1. Power Supply:
Look for a reliable and expandable power supply that provides isolated outputs to avoid noise interference. A popular choice is the Truetone 1 Spot Pro CS12. It has 12 isolated outputs, accommodating a variety of pedals.
2. Patch Cables:
Get some good-quality patch cables to connect your pedals. Brands like Hosa, Ernie Ball, or Mogami offer reliable options.
3. Pedalboard:
Consider getting a pedalboard to organize and secure your pedals. Pedaltrain and Gator make sturdy and popular options.
4. Pedal Order:
Plan your pedalboard layout. Typically, the signal chain starts with your guitar and progresses through the pedals in a specific order (e.g., compression, overdrive, distortion, modulation, delay, etc.).
5. Instrument Cables:
Use high-quality instrument cables for connecting your guitar, pedals, and amp. Make sure the cables are the appropriate length for your setup.
6. Boss BD-2 and Compression Pedal:
Connect the Boss BD-2 and the compression pedal in your desired order within the signal chain. Generally, compressors are placed near the beginning of the chain.
7. Powering Up:
Connect the power supply to each pedal, ensuring they receive the correct voltage. The Truetone 1 Spot Pro CS12 comes with various cables and adapters for compatibility.
8. Voltage Requirements:
Check the voltage requirements of each pedal. Most common pedals operate on 9V, but some may need different voltages. Ensure the power supply can accommodate different voltages if needed.
9. Amp Connection:
Connect the output of your last pedal to the input of your Roland Cube 15X amp using an instrument cable.
10. Boss RC-Looper and g1xon:
Power your Boss RC-Looper and g1xon using the power supply as well, eliminating the need for batteries.
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