Pedalboard noob questions

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  1. Rickrevs

    Rickrevs Active Member

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    Hi all....just started building a pedal board with mostly EHX pedals....those rubber feet...do you cut them off ? or fix an upstand to the board so the velcro hits the base of the pedals not the feet..also i see plenty of cheap power supplies...but also some really expensive ones...any recomendations that dont cost more than the pedals themselves..
     
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    Generally I would just take them off if they're very awkward or getting in the way. They're usually just stick on so should be easy to remove.

    There's loads of power supplies out there for all budgets. An isolated supply would be my recommendation as it will keep your rig silent. Depending on your budget, there's lots of options. But you won't go wrong with a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Plus. Built like a tank and not too expensive. Very versatile too. I used them for years with no issues. I recently upgraded to the Strymon units and they are absolutely fantastic too. Great for higher draw pedals and flexible as well.

    It depends on what you're after and how big your board is.
     
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    If you warm them up with a hairdryer they may just peel off. Then you could save them for if you want to re-sell.

    I have just built my first pedalboard and am still using one power supply (RockBoard Power Ace-1700mA) with an 8-way daisy chain.
    For my needs this is still a workable solution, very little hum that I can hear.
    For the future I have left room under the board for a Truetone 1-Spot CS6, that would still require 2 outlets to be split.
    But it's the only isolated PSU that will fit and supply 500mA to an output for my ZOOM MS-70CDR.
    Look at the reviews on something like Amazon to get a better picture of how reliable a PSU is.
     
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    junk notes Well-Known Member

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    For a PS that does not cost more than your pedals; just make sure that there are enough miliamps to run them efficiently. You also have to decide if you need sag or voltage doubling features.
     
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    Voodoo labs like he says... Awesome well spent money...
     
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    Jason Fieldhouseespk Well-Known Member

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    Look at Thomann power supplys, :naughty:
    If you know, you know! ;-)
     
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