Being tired of plugging my pedals one by one on the floor, i am considering buying a pedalboard in the upcoming month.
I already know which one : Templeboard solo 18
I will attach 5 maybe 6 pedals if the size allows me : Pre amp - compressor - chorus - octaver - overdrive - tuner
Does anyone know which power supply should i get for such rig ?
It is for touring so it has to be a bit robust but i guess it is the same for everyone
Are any of your pedals digital? I ask because they seem to be more “finicky” when it comes to the quality of the power supply. Also, do some of your pedals need more than 200 mA?
In any case, it is a good thing to get a power supply with isolated channels (and one that can give you - at least in some of the channels - up to 500 mA). I thought I could get away with a Harley Benton ISO-1 Pro (for about USD 45), but there was still a noise issue with some of my digital pedals, despite the channels supposedly being isolated. And that is not just a humming noise, it is a consistent howling that makes the pedals unusable.
So, I ended up with a much more expensive, but really good solution: the Strymon Ojai - it costs at least three times what the H-B does, but it works perfectly fine. Note: it only has 5 channels; if you need more, you need to get the Strymon Zuma (or one of their expansion sets).
I also hear good things about Cioks power supplies, but haven’t tested them myself. I didn’t opt for them, as (I think) they only provide up to 300 mA, but I needed at least 400 mA for some of my pedals.
I’ll throw the TrueTone CS-7 into the mix. All isolated power connections with a switching power supply. This means you don’t have to worry about mA on a particular connection as long as don’t exceed 1900mA overall. Also, it can support 9, 12, or 18 volt connections.
For small, I think I’m about to get the Cioks Sol. It doesn’t need the external brick power supply. Only 5 connections compared to the 8 of the voo doo. Variable voltages. I like that Cioks uses RCA/Cinch connectors at the power supply side. The pedal connectors aren’t my favorite and I like something with more grip at least on one end.
I also don’t mind putting a string of a few friendly pedals on one connection.