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Pedal Power Help! Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 9th September 2011
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Pedal Power Help!

Hi Guys,

Been reading this forum for a while now, this is my first post, couldn't find an answer anywhere online so I thought if anyone can help me it will be someone on here!

Im setting up my pedal board at the moment and I'm looking to get a power supply to power all my pedals, however they have a few different voltages between them.

My current set up comprises:

Blackstar HT Dual (16v)
Korg Pitchblack (9v)
Cry Baby Wah (9v)
EHX #1 echo (9v +-)

The EHX pedal uses the weird switching power supply. I'm also looking to hook up my Sennheiser EW172 G3 wireless system onto my pedal board which uses a 12v supply.

So as you can see, I don't have very many pedals at all, I just have annoying ones which can't share power voltages!

Any advice or thoughts on the best way to get power to these would be greatly appreciated. I don't mind spending a bit of money, I wouldnt want to buy anything cheap and risk jeopardising my tone.

Cheers in Advance.
Old 9th September 2011
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I have a PP2+. One of my old Ibanez pedals required 18V so I wired two ports in parallel. You should contact Voodoo about the 16 volt thing. They might suggest using two ports at 18V with a resistor inline to take it down to 16V. Or maybe the pedal will handle 18V?

The Voodoo guys are very helpful.
Old 9th September 2011
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I don't know what your pedalboard real estate is like, but the Burkey Six is TINY, variable voltage on each (9V-12V-15V-18V), and has a huge transformer in it. Dead quiet on my board. Not sure what to do about your 16V pedal, though. Reverse barrel connectors are available through Burkey - but through "whoever else" too. Their bigger thing is even more variable, with battery sag adjustments, etc.
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