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Old 09-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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quality power supply and patch cables worth it?

hey guys, so my board is almost done being beuilt and now im thinking about power supplys and cables. i i know alot of people say that you cant hear difference in cables for instruments. but when i switched from a standard 30$ cable to a mogami platinum. i was shocked how much better it sounded. so should i man up and go for planet waves cable kit or the george l's cabl kit? voodoo labs power supply? dunlop dc brick? or just get a one spot? im willing to spend the extra cash if it will sound better. just dont know if it does
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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One Spot works fine. Unless you're running pedals with different voltages or have one that has really high mA draw where you have noise issues with the One Spot, you don't really need a Voodoo Lab or Dunlop power supply.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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Depends on how many pedals you're running. If you're only running 2-3, then meh. But if you're running 8+ then I'd go for the better quality ones. What's more important though is the quality of the buffer your pedals has, people often overlook that.

Also for power, again, it depends on how many your running. For neatness and portability sake, a proper power supply like the Voodoo Labs or the Cioks DC10 is handy. But it's all circumstantial.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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ok, and the cables?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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^that's what Adam's first paragraph was on.

How many and what pedals are you using?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
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didnt see the before i posted, and on my board i would have. channel switcher, looper, chorus, delay, reverb, overdrive, wah, eq,tuner, noise gate. (give or take the tuner)
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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havent got the pedals yet as i was gunna finish the board and get the power supply and cables first
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #8
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What specific pedals are you looking into buying?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #9
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i havent got a clue theres so many!
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:54 PM   #10
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I'd be a little more worried about the type of pedal you're getting first than looking at cables.

What's your max budget for each pedal?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:55 PM   #11
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You need to know what pedals you have before the power supply. To get maximum performance you need to match the optimum voltage and current.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #12
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I'd get pedals in line before getting a board. With that many effects you want, and depending on your budget, I might look at a multi effects unit like a Line 6 M9/13.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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but i already built the board!
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #14
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I want a budget for everything; pedals, power, and cables.

And what you want out of every effect you're looking at.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:04 PM   #15
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but i already built the board!

Well that wasn't particularly smart. What if they don't all fit?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:09 PM   #16
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max for everything? hmmmmmm. idk, 700$. and ok.
channel switcher: obvious reasons
looper: was told you could hit it and it would bypass all the effects
chorus:for cleans to add that little spacey vibe
dealy: same^
reverb: same^ and for occasional overdrive parts for solos and rhythm
overdrive: i have a bugera 6262 but i would like something that gives it that saturation sound without having to crank it all the way up. was thinking of an ocd overdrive
wah: would love to get one to use it on rhythms stuff, such as alice in chains riffs and stuff like that. not sure which wah but something i can tweak
eq: really want my sound to be exact and tight how i like it
tuner: prob wont get a pedal tuner, will just get a pitch clip or somethin
noise gate: obvioius
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Well that wasn't particularly smart. What if they don't all fit?

mapped out the board and pedal sizes of standard stomp boxes and gave extra space
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:12 PM   #18
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Of standard stomp box sizes, but what if you want a pedal that has the sound you want, but it's too big?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #19
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with that many pedals in a chain i would definately be hitting up some nicer patch cables. it will make i big difference.

Also, choose the power supply after you have chosen you pedals. although something like a voodoo labs is likely to power everything no matter what you get.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #20
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look man! i was bored as shit and i wanted a board for a while! why you be hatin?!? (bloods sign)
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