One spot daisy chain vs. Brick power supply

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  1. Unleash The Fury

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    Does anyone else not have problems with daisy chaining multiple pedals together powered with a one spot adapter? Ive been playing with this setup for a while (only 3 pedals) now and have not experienced all the "noise" that is supposed to come along with this cheap setup. Granted my rig is a little noisy but its not the one spot its that i play through a 6505 so the amp has alot of hiss. But the one spot adds no extra noise that i can tell.

    So whats the deal, am i just lucky? Is it that i only have 3 pedals and not 5? Can it not handle blaringly loud volumes as good as a power brick?
     
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    Seems to work fine for me, though I need to pay closer attention. I've noticed some low mains hum coming from my mark v recently and I wonder if it is from the pedals.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    They tend to work as long as the pedals being daisy chained aren't noisy. I'd imagine one noisy pedal can make noise for the rest of your board, though.
     
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    My onespot worked fine for me too. Only reason I switched to a power supply was because I started using pedals that needed 12 and 18 volts
     
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    I have no problems with mine.
     
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    I use a one spot with 5 pedals as well, and have no problems. Almost all of them are mini-pedal sized except for my Friedman BE-OD, and they range from Ibanez, TC Electronic, Mooer and Xotic. The only pedal I had a problem with introducing too much noise was a Malekko reverb, so I sold it for a TCE. I want to build a new board though, and I want to go with a better power supply when that time comes.
     
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    Ok im glad to see you guys are ok with it too. All i have now is a tuner pedal, an OD and a noisegate.

    I just dont see the reason to spend the money on a power supply. Those can be expensive.

    Though, is anyone using the one spot live as well? Not just at home or band practice. Im pkaying a show in a month and wonder if it will be fine live
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    If you have very quiet pedals and are only using like... 3 or 4, then I don't see any need for an iso brick.
     
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    I don't play loud but I do use 14 pedals currently and aside from a couple of those pedals running directly into the power strip, the other 12 are running into two OneSpot Adapters ( 5-plug & 8-plug)... absolutely no noise, no issues.
     
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    The only problem I have had with power adaptors was with a JHS Little Black Buffer. As soon as I put it into a rig with my Pedaltrain Volto (Li ion pedalboard battery pack) I started having weird noise problems. I took everything out of my chain except the buffer, and that had noise problems with the Volto alone.

    I also used a OneSpot and a GodLyke Powerall to chain that rig. The JHS buffer only worked noise-free if it was individually powered by the GodLyke.

    For reference, the other pedals in that chain were a Dunlop Crybaby mini wah, Seymour Duncan 805 overdrive, Voodoo Lab MicroVibe, and ProTonePedals delay.

    If you get one picky pedal in a rig, you will need isolated power. If you're jamming with friends and only use three pedals with no problem, you can keep doing what you're doing!
     
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  11. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    For your setup, you might as well stick with the One Spot :2c:

    I used one of those for a good while when I was just running 5 or 6 pedals into the front of an amp with no issues. I even gigged with it for about a year :yesway: I think people start to run into problems with daisy chaining pedal power like that when they try to power pedals in front AND in the FX loop of an amp or the pedals they run have a combined higher required voltage than what the 1-Spot puts out. For example, I would get some weird noises from my amp when I would add a Boss RC20xl to the end of my chain, which had a higher voltage draw than my other pedals.
     
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    Depends on the pedals and depends on the power where you are playing.

    I used one for ages then when I bought a dd20 everything got super noisey and I went to a pp2+
     
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    I used one for ages and had no problems except for one time when there was just ridiculous amounts of noise, but I was running an amp into a loadbox, splitting the signal to audio interface and a lexicon mpx-1, and the amp and pedals were plugged into a different outlet to the interface/effects unit/pc. And I was playing a strat. The sort of setup you would use if you'd thought "How Can I Create Ground Loop Noise?"

    It turned out it was just the TC spark boost causing the issue and sticking a battery in it solved it.
     
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    I used to daisy chain off my tone sucker (aka Boss tuner) and it worked fine on my bass rig. I noticed some quirks when using the tuner/daisy chain on my guitar rig which had a few pedals with more draw (delays and ISP Decimator, which is about 100ma). Once I went brick everything has been smooth. Brick can be handy if you ever need the other taps (like 18v).
     
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    Been using the one spot with daisy chain for years. Never had a problem.
     
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    You can get good results with a daisy chain, more often than not though, its adding some noise. But if you get a good quality power supply(I use a PP2+), your guaranteed to have low noise in all situations.
     
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    Well now i feel comfortable using the one spot for my first show. Thats if i even bring out my pedalboard at all. I also have a Boss gt100 multi fx that i use in 4cm so im not sure which ill be taking yet.
     

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