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  • Touring to The UK Soon, How Am I Going To Use My Pedals/Amp?

    realistically I will use an amp from there, but how will I plug in my pedal board? Is there some sort of special power bar I could pick up?
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    Step down transformer
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    • #3
      Step down transformer


      Where can I get one a hardware store? and How Much Approx?
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        Got a link? Where you playing at?
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        • #5
          Step down transformer



          i'm sure any place that you'll be jamming will have these.

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            Got a link? Where you playing at?


            it's not 100% confirmed but should be playin great escape, no links yet sorry
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            • #7
              Step down transformer


              step down?

              down to what? we have 230v here!

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              • #8
                i'm sure any place that you'll be jamming will have these.


                Almost certainly not! Venues don't provide anything other than PA...so don't count on the venue.
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                • #9
                  it's not 100% confirmed but should be playin great escape, no links yet sorry


                  Awesome, that festival has a great line up.
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                  • #10
                    i'm sure any place that you'll be jamming will have these.


                    not true at all. you can probably rent one from a backline company for your shows. that may be cheaper than buying one. they aren't impossible to find but it's not like every venue has them either..... AND YOUR PEDALS WILL FRY! i learned that the hard way.
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                    • #11
                      if it is a festival then make sure to put a step down on your rider. they'll provide it for you for sure.
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                      • #12
                        A universal adaptor should be your best bet. It's probably the smallest of your options and will cost no more than $20.00, probably less. Step-down transformers are bulkier and heavier.

                        And since your using it to run your pedalboard, the power rating for the adaptor won't be an issue.

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                        • #13
                          A universal adaptor should be your best bet. It's probably the smallest of your options and will cost no more than $20.00, probably less. Step-down transformers are bulkier and heavier.

                          And since your using it to run your pedalboard, the power rating for the adaptor won't be an issue.


                          totally wrong answer. the power needs to be stepped down or the electronics will fry. I have a dead dd2o sitting here as proof.
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                          • #14
                            what power supply are you using? could he not just buy a UK PP2 or T-Rex Fuel Tank etc?

                            the pedals themselves (if we're talking ones with 9v input jack) aren't going to fry if he uses a UK released supply are they?
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                            • #15
                              totally wrong answer. the power needs to be stepped down or the electronics will fry. I have a dead dd2o sitting here as proof.


                              And what do you think a universal adaptor does?

                              Thats the point of it, it steps down the voltage. It comes with multiple plugs, and depending on where you are in the world you use that specific plug to attach to the adaptor so it fits into the wall outlet. Then on the opposite side of your adaptor, there is an outlet for your 110VAC. That way, you can plug in a device that runs on 110VAC and power it. The adaptor will step down the voltage for you.

                              I'm going to assume that the OP is from North America, so most likely when he buys a universal adaptor, it will be meant to step-down 230VAC to 110VAC anyway.

                              And so you know, I bought a universal adaptor for when I went to Europe almost two years ago, so I could run my portable DVD player, alarm clock, etc on it. So I know what I'm talking about.

                              I wouldn't give someone bad advice on this forum. Especially when it comes to electronics.

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