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Old 07-06-2012, 09:55 AM   #61
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Some pedalboards will have a built in power supply.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:56 AM   #62
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Some pedalboards will have a built in power supply.

and usually these power supplies are shit.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #63
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how can a power supply be shit? it either suplly power or it doesnt, or is there more to it than that?
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #64
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Good power supplies provide stable, filtered, regulated power. Crap ones cause hum, don't provide clean power (there are ripples, so it's not quite DC power) and aren't regulated so the voltage can fluctuate and change.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #65
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well there are two things that a power supply should have to ensure maximum safety and noise-free operation - regulation and isolation.

a regulated power supply is ensured to put out the amount of voltage that it is specified for, e.g. 9V. an unregulated power supply can have voltage swing up or down a couple of volts - not good.

the difference between isolated and non-isolated inputs is that the non-isolated inputs share a ground, whereas isolated inputs don't. what this amounts to is that isolated outputs can't 'see' each other, therefore they don't inherit each other's noise. with a power supply with non-isolated outputs, all the noise from each output is cumulative.

now what sort of noise you get from your pedals depends on what pedals you have. pedals that add noise are typically high-current drawing pedals such as delays and reverbs. however, there are people who use a one-spot (one output and a daisy chain) to power their board, and not have any issues with noise. so it's circumstantial.

but yeah, all in all, the most important thing is a regulated, quality power supply. the one spot is good, if you're on a budget. and if you want to look into something with isolated outputs as well, the t-rex fuel tank junior is pretty awesome and doesn't hurt your pocket too much.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #66
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the one spot or godlyke power all arn't bad power supplies if your on a budget, but if you can i'd get one with isolated outputs, voodoo labs and some of the t rex fuel tank variants are a good place to start
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #67
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are there any ready made boards with regulated and isolated power suplys that anyone can think of for me to have a look at??
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:59 AM   #68
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The gator pedalboard comes to mind for both power and pedalboardness.
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would a pedalboard make my rc20xl loop station sound better? the playback on this thing sucks with batteries and the power supply.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #69
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What exactly does the Keeley TS9 mod do?

What about the Rat mod?
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #70
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Which store/website offers the best selection for DIY pedal builders. I put my last order in at Mouser (save for the vero boards I bought from Tayda) Mouser has a huge selection, but it's almost too huge--especially for a noob. Is there any one place that really caters to pedal builders?

Where do you guys buy parts from?
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #71
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:24 PM   #72
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What exactly does the Keeley TS9 mod do?

What about the Rat mod?

there should be youtube demos A/Bing a stock one and a modded one, the mods just change some small part of the sound, both stock sound fine IMO
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:26 PM   #73
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I looked into buying from them. I'm definitely going to buy pots, enclosures, jacks, switches, and whatnot from them, but the prices on the caps/resistors/etc seemed almost to good to be true. Is their stuff good quality?
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I looked into buying from them. I'm definitely going to buy pots, enclosures, jacks, switches, and whatnot from them, but the prices on the caps/resistors/etc seemed almost to good to be true. Is their stuff good quality?

yes it is. Get the 1% tolerance resistors and which ever caps you need, they are good parts.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #75
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yes it is. Get the 1% tolerance resistors and which ever caps you need, they are good parts.


Well, I'm looking into it to start a stock supply and whatnot. Unfortunately, though, there selection is quite limited compared to the big boys. Can't have everything, I guess.
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Im a complete newbee to this as I have been using a multi effects bored but now want to change to stomp boxes

How does a bored work exactly? Like are there pros and cons?

And also how does the power supply work? As different pedals use different power supplys how would this work on a board?

And as the board goes between guitar and amp does this affect the signal from guitar to amp or is the board a ‘true bypass’??


Pro.....stomp box easy to use, plug in stand on it twiddle a few nobs to get what you want with the right pedal
Con....Impending poverty due to the "if I get one more my board will be complete" logic that you WILL develop

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I have a question about my wah pedal. Now, I've heard people tend to leave their wah sort of in the middle, half-cocked, to produce some weird sound. Well my wah isn't able to do that and I was wondering why. It's either all the way up or all the way down, but it never stays in between. It just falls right back to the bottom. I noticed on the little chain looking thing some white sticky stuff but I'm not really sure what I should do or use to fix this.
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I have a question about my wah pedal. Now, I've heard people tend to leave their wah sort of in the middle, half-cocked, to produce some weird sound. Well my wah isn't able to do that and I was wondering why. It's either all the way up or all the way down, but it never stays in between. It just falls right back to the bottom. I noticed on the little chain looking thing some white sticky stuff but I'm not really sure what I should do or use to fix this.

the white sticky stuff is normal.

does your wah have an allen key screw in the back like this?



if so, get an allen key in there and that will adjust the tension. lefty loosy righty tighty.
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the white sticky stuff is normal.

does your wah have an allen key screw in the back like this?

if so, get an allen key in there and that will adjust the tension. lefty loosy righty tighty.


Ah ok. I'll check it out tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #80
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Hey guys, I'm in the process of building a pedal board setup. By building I mean buying all the required tools (pedals, power source, pedal board) HOWEVER, I'm curious if there's a certain method to setting up the train, or if it is just preference or even just a feel out thing to make it perfect for the player ?
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