Originally Posted by Lives For Fuzz
Actually here is the weird thing: I actually had 2 Voodoo Lab units right out the box, each of them had ports that were dead. I got the first one from Musician's Friend and hooked up my entire board. Some of the effects would not come on, I got out my meter and starting checking the voltage outputs of the ports and 2 of them were just dead. Boxed it up and sent it back and they replaced it, and son of bitch the 2nd one had the same problem on differing ports!! I opted for the BBE SupraCharger which is also an isolated filtered supply with options. I use all 8 ports on it plus some extra higher mA warts for some pedals to a special strip also powered from my master Furman line conditioner. I like the BBE, it's been great for me.
I have heard others say the Satchurator has noise issues, anyone else having this issue. When on and not playing the noise floor is terrible. Nothing else I use does this even if you turn everything on. I doubt if the faraday cage will solve this noise issue of that one box but I will probably put one on just to have my amp shielded better.
I would agree with the board included supplies. I would not use them. I built my own board and the BBE is main supply for 8 pedals. I run my Fulltone's on 12v and 2 of the ports on the BBE put out 200mA. The guys daisy chaining stuff are asking for ground loop hum and noise. Some pay no attention to their power supplies but I tell you it is as important as your cables. You need to have a isolated filtered regulated power supply.
I also have used a Furman Power Conditioner for many years, it locks the voltage on 110v and filters out any noise in the power line. I cannot see having a board that holds perhaps over $2000 worth of pedals and not feed it correctly. It's also a matter of being professional. Punk a bunch of batteries.