#1
Im looking at getting a power supply soon, but like everything in australia, theyre all overpriced. so first question is: if i were to buy something like a dunlop dc brick with what seems to be an adapter input, can i just pick up an 18v adapter and have it work simply as it would with the adapter it can with that corresponds to the country i got it from (ie us)?

Im also looking for suggestions on power supplies. the top two on my list right now are the gator g bus and dunlop dcbrick because they have more outputs than anything by voodoo lab or t rex for the price. ill be running all the pedals in my sig perhaps with the exception of the philsophers tone, and i might sell my crybaby. im also looking to pick up a whammy dt, mi audio tube zone, zendrive, fulltone full drive 2, and probably an isp decimator ( undecided on g string).

If i had money to burn i would lookat voodoo lab or t rex but i dont. would i be going wrong with the g bus or dc brick or should i look for something else (please suggest)?
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Last edited by Bob_Smith at Jan 8, 2012,
#2
The DC brick is just a glorified daisy chain.

What's wrong with daisy chaining? Do you need to take your board to gigs and having power mounted underneath the board? I daisy chain everything and don't have any problems with it.
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The DC brick is just a glorified daisy chain.

What's wrong with daisy chaining? Do you need to take your board to gigs and having power mounted underneath the board? I daisy chain everything and don't have any problems with it.

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A Visual Sound One Spot can be found for like 30 USD and it comes with a bunch of different adapters for different pedals.
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Voodoo Labs, isolated ports. I also have the DC Brick and like that it has an 18V port without needing a Y-cable. And like u said, more ports. When I can I plan to add a second Voodoo to the board. Not sure either can handle the current draw for the Whammy DT though. If I'm wrong, someone chime in.
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#5
Gator Gbus is also a Daisy Chain in a box.

Really if you are going to buy a proper power supply, you do need to put some $$ in and get a decent one.

Luckily there are a couple of models that have 110/240v switches so you can get us models cheaper. T-Rex and Modtone models spring to mind
#6
The only time you really need isolated outputs is if you are running something with a positive internal ground (like a germanium fuzz face) alongside normal -ve internal ground pedals.
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A Visual Sound One Spot can be found for like 30 USD and it comes with a bunch of different adapters for different pedals.

I second this tentatively, because I'm not sure if you can get 18V with them instead of the typical 9V
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at the moment, im running my eq on 9v because i havent bothered to get an 18v adapter yet. i already find daisy chaining very messy as is, and adding more 18v pedals like the whammy dt and full drive 2 is going to make me need to get something for 18v. adding another daisy chain feels like itll be a complete nightmare to manage, especially if im adding or removing pedals or messing around with pedal order, whereas with power supplies/glorifieddaisychains, theres a little less of a constantly tangling wires issue. also, i have some fair noise issues which ive narrowed down to something pedal related - most of the noise isnt there with guitar straight into amp and is there with pedals into amp but no guitar.
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i llike my BBE supa charger (even though BBE has gotten crazy expensive in the last year or two). you can run most of them to 9 or 12 and IIRC two can get up to 18? i am not sure on the 18v, look it up.
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