#1
I've been thinking about this for a while now. Trying to work out what the best way to go about it is, but I just keep hitting dead ends, and it's killing me. I've only got a basic understanding of how power works, which doesn't help me out a whole lot, so any help would be appreciated.

I'm running in this order:

Korg Pitchblack > Crybaby (Eventually replaced with an RMC Wizard) > Barber Tone Press > ProCo RAT > Devi Ever Soda Meiser > Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress > MXR Phase-90 > Electro-Harmonix Small Clone > Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man > MXR 10-Band > Boss RV-3.

I get the feeling that if I want to do this the right way, it'll be expensive. Bear in mind that I live in Australia too, so some products might not be open to me.

Any help would be great.
Not a huge fan of bees
#2
The RV3 and Memory Man are the only pedals drawing any real power (that I know of).

I would run a 1-spot daisy chain to the rest, and use whatever the other two came with off a power strip.

There are better (Fuel tank, et al) but that's a cheap way to go.
#4
Essentially, I want to go for the option that will make the most sense.
For example, if a more costly option will make a huge difference, I'll go for it, but if it only makes a slight difference, I'lll stick to a less costly option.

I probably don't want to be spending any more than $400 though, and it would have to be a huge increase in quality for me to stretch that far. But I'm open to everything ultimately.
Not a huge fan of bees
#5
Go two Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Pluses, if you wanna power everything individually and avoid noise and such?
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#6
I've considered using the Voodoo Labs PP2. They're costly here, but, if they made a huge difference, I'd certainly consider one. Would it be possible to connect 2 pedals from one output on it? If I could do that, it could work out. There's also the problem of the EHX Deluxe Memory Man and the DEM. They both use a 24VDC adaptor. I'd be powering them seperately I think.
Not a huge fan of bees
#7
Nope, buy two, and for the 24VDC switch two outputs to 12VDC and merge them. you should be able to get them under 200USD each? or were you talking AUD?
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#9
How much would I be looking at for a step down transformer?
If I could get them from the US, and make them work, I might be able to go with that route, because I've heard that they're great.
Not a huge fan of bees
#11
I'm from Australia too. Definitely order from America we get ripped off blind unless you go secondhand.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Voodoo-Lab-Pedal-Power-2-Plus_W0QQitemZ120507003170QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Instrument_Accessories?hash=item1c0ec6f122

Theres one?
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#13
I'm really a fan of the idea. And, if I can pick up a step down transformer, I'd definitely be going from the US.

So these guys at Tortech will custom make the transformer to what I'd need?
Not a huge fan of bees
#15
Alright, so if I pick up a PP2 from the US, and then pick up a step down transformer, I should be set.
To run two PP2s, would I be able to use a US style PowerBoard?
Or would I need to run two Step Down Transformers?
Not a huge fan of bees
#17
I've purchased all of the pedals from the US excluding the Korg. The prices over here really are ridiculous. $850 for a Deluxe Memory Man? I wouldn't pay that.
I did a price check on the whole thing. I'd be looking at about $500 for the 2x PP2 Setup.
I'd be willing to pay that if I check it all out and make sure there are no loose ends.
Not a huge fan of bees
#19
Haha, I mean that for the two Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 supplies, as well as the step down transformer, would add up to around $500AUD. Which, I'm really considering strongly. It'd pretty well cover my power supply for my boards for a long time.

I paid about $350 for my DMM, as opposed to the $850 Australian price. Why don't you set up Paypal? It sounds like it'd be totally worth the effort?
Not a huge fan of bees
#21
It'll be 100% worth it.
The only downside is that you risk having problems like with this Pedal Power; but, that's no big deal.
I think I'm fairly well set on the idea of running 2 Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 supplies. It'll save me so much trouble in the long run, I can tell. And pricewise, I can justify it to myself.

Thanks for all your help man.
I'll throw you first pics of my board when it's all finished.
Not a huge fan of bees
#22
Gelato, you could get a power supply custom built.

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#23
Just be sure to contact them before you possibly get the wrong transformer. Either way i doubt you'll pay more than $100. Provide them with the specs or a link to the website with the specs that show all power requirements etc.

Its all good my friend, hopefully all goes well and you make the environment more ****ed than it already is because of the excess power your taking from the coal station.
#24
Quote by ShallowEndings
Oh ok, that's a lot better than what you'd get here huh?

Well i'm 17, my family strictly don't use credit cards on the net because of the horror stories they are brainwashed thanks to the news. I'll do it when i'm 18. Only 6 more months.


You don't need a credit card to use paypal, mine is linked to my bank account and that works fine. (However, you have to wait a few days for the money to clear out as a normal bank-to-bank transfer would)
#27
Quote by Dr.Pain-MD
Gelato, you could get a power supply custom built.


Any noteworthy places I could look for this option?
I'd be interested to check it out for sure.
Not a huge fan of bees
#28
^^ Wouldn't getting it custom built cost more than just getting the unit as is? I guess if you determine the price Tortec want for their units, and than compare it to the price of a custom built unit you'll be able to choose.

Just searched custom built power supply, but i think you'll just get "we are custom built specialists." You want a unit that is small so it doesn't take a heap of room . But check these out:

http://www.dyne.com.au/Custom-Made.aspx
http://www.southernelectronicservices.com.au/step-down-transformers.htm

Quote by bogg808
Im not :P


Did you say you were? And can you buy stuff from overseas?
#29
To run a PP2+ you are going to need to get a step down transformer that handles the power requirements of the unit.
To determine the power requirements you need to do the following calculation:

Total amps * volts = watts

The PP2+ runs at 2.5Amps (2500ma), australia runs at 110 volts. Therefore:

2.5 * 100 = 275 watts.

So in your case you will need a 300 watt stepdown transformer to run the PP2+.
Hope this helps.