#1
I need a power supply for my pedals. I need suggestions. The cheaper the better. I need something that won't cause that infernal hum that everybody despises so much. Budget is incredibly tight.

I need it to be able to run the following pedals simultaneously:
Boss CE5
Dunlop GCB95 Wah
EHX Memory Toy
Digitech Hot Head

They're all the same polarity, centre negative. What does this mean? Does this mean that I need to look for power supplies that are centre positive? Should I go for a single power supply and use a daisy chain or should I try a multi-power supply unit like the Voodoo power supply?

I'm not very knowledgable on this. Be gentle.

Thanks in advance.
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#2
no, you have to buy one with centre negative, like most of them are. visual sound 1spot, dunlop dc brick, modtone power plant, voodoo lab pedal power...what exactly is your price range?
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Quote by TheMightyBean
no, you have to buy one with centre negative, like most of them are. visual sound 1spot, dunlop dc brick, modtone power plant, voodoo lab pedal power...what exactly is your price range?


No more than £50.
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#4
then visual sound 1 spot and the daisy chain to go with it are the way to go. all of the other ones i mentioned exceed 50 pounds
i haven't heard people complain about it causing hum
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#5
BBE Supa Charger

Save up and buy this if you're budget is really tight. You could probably snatch it for £120 maybe less if used or something.

I was going to buy this but decided to shell out the extra cash and get the Voodoo lab.
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#6
musicstore in cologne does a fame-branded (its house brand) what-looks-to-be a clone of a voodoo pedal power 2 for 50 euro... postage would be 10 euro, so it's around your budget (you'd also need to get your own UK kettle lead or adaptor as it'll come with a euro plug). I haven't tried it, and it might be shite, but supposedly it is isolated etc., and it's by far the cheapest isolated one i've seen.

if it's any good at all...



I mean you're paying 3 times that for a VL one, and over twice that for even the cheapest alternatives like the BBE (which is also presumably made in china- its other pedals are).

you can pay more than that for a glorified daisy chain...
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#7
Quote by TheMightyBean
then visual sound 1 spot and the daisy chain to go with it are the way to go. all of the other ones i mentioned exceed 50 pounds
i haven't heard people complain about it causing hum



Thanks. Only one problem, I can't find a 3-pin version of the One Spot. I'm in the UK.

>.<
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#8
Do what I do, buy rechargable 9v batteries and a charger, it will be less than a powersuply and you don't get that powersuply hum.

EDIT: You never have to worry about extension cords, or wall outlets. I always keep 2 fully charged batteries as spare also.
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#9
the problem with rechargeables is they tend to have a lower voltage than normal batteries. Not sure if it's true with the 9V ones, but with 1.5V ones the rechargeable ones are normally more like 1.2V. That means, pretty much, dying battery syndrome even when you're fully charged up.

Plus it's a pain to charge them.

Anyway, regarding the supplies: you might not get hum with a daisy chain (i'd take reports of getting hum or not with a pinch of salt- it doesn't matter if jimmy in oklahoma isn't getting hum, it matters if you are with your rig ), but the only way to pretty much guarantee you won't get hum is to get one with the isolated outputs.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#10
http://www.andertons.co.uk/power-supplies/pid9393/cid591/powerbank-dc9x-10-way-fx-pedal-power-supply.asp

By isolated, I take it you mean something like this?

I know it's cheap, but there's no way I'm going to afford any other one like this. Most of them are in excess of £100. A lot of reviews say the build quality isn't the best, but I'm not going to be gigging with it.
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#11
no, i mean actually electrically isolated. that's most likely just a daisy chain in a box.

As I said, there's that fame one which is (so it claims) electrically isolated. It might be complete crap, but it might be worth the risk. As you said, most isolated ones are much more expensive, so either the fame one is incredibly good value or cheap crap

here's some info of which supplies are isolated and not:

http://stinkfoot.se/archives/808
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#12
Thats a good deal if i will cut out noise. A cheap powerblock over here will run you $100USD min. and thats not even a good one.
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#13
that looks like a cheaper powerblock
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#14
If you are using several wall warts, make sure your instrument cables are not next to them as that will cause hum.
#15
Heyyy, get the johnny shred freak power supply, its the same thing as the Diago powerstation but costs £11, i think the online store is closed for a couple of weeks though.

http://www.elementfx.co.cc/index.php/2011/07/johnny-shred-freak-power-supply/

I run a good 8 or so pedals off it without any problems. You shouldnt have any noise problems with a well regulated quality supply, that provides at least double the current output that your pedals need.

But theres all sorts of variables that can cause noise. Going from my cheap adapter to the JSF one made a world of difference in terms of noise.
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