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  • What Say You?: Absolute Best Powered Pedalboard

    Your valued opinions, please: absolute best powered pedalboard?

    Some criteria:

    Not homemade
    Powered (as previously stated)
    Room for approx. six pedals (with a couple pedals possibly taking double the real estate)
    Easily "revised"
    Easy setup and teardown
    Neat looking (hate cables going everywhere)
    Aesthetically pleasing (sorry)

  • #2
    i don't believe in powered pedalboards. get the Pedaltrain of your choosing and either install a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 underneath, or use a Visual Sound One Spot.
    There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

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    • #3
      i don't believe in powered pedalboards. get the Pedaltrain of your choosing and either install a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 underneath, or use a Visual Sound One Spot.


      Okay, that seems like excellent advice. Not crazy about the One Spot, though. Would you say that the Voodoo Labs PP2 is the absolute best choice for the power source?

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      • #4
        Okay, that seems like excellent advice. Not crazy about the One Spot, though. Would you say that the Voodoo Labs PP2 is the absolute best choice for the power source?


        i use a one spot. it's fine as long as you're only using 9v powered pedals AND they can be daisy chained. i have a few that don't like it.

        anyway, i suggested the PP2 because Pedaltrain redesigned the bottom of their boards to accompany it. you can't use it on the Mini or the Nano because they're too small. but the Jr and up are all re-designed for it now.
        There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

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        • #5
          i use a one spot. it's fine as long as you're only using 9v powered pedals AND they can be daisy chained. i have a few that don't like it.

          anyway, i suggested the PP2 because Pedaltrain redesigned the bottom of their boards to accompany it. you can't use it on the Mini or the Nano because they're too small. but the Jr and up are all re-designed for it now.


          This is all excellent and very much appreciated advice.

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          • #6
            This is all excellent and very much appreciated advice.


            it's a bit of a spendy proposition, but all of the boards i've bought from Pedaltrain have been top notch. i usually buy soft cases and when i've contacted them about replacement straps (i've now broken two) they've always sent them right out. furthermore, they've upgraded their straps in the time i've been using them. great customer service.
            There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

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            • #7
              This is all excellent and very much appreciated advice.


              it's a bit of a spendy proposition, but all of the boards i've bought from Pedaltrain have been top notch. i usually buy soft cases and when i've contacted them about replacement straps (i've now broken two) they've always sent them right out. furthermore, they've upgraded their straps in the time i've been using them. great customer service.
              There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

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              • #8
                Just my 2 cents: Depending on your gigging frequency/situation, it might be worth it go for a hardshell case if you're going for a Pedaltrain. My Pro soft case's outer lining completely ripped at the top corner after it's second gig. Maybe I just got a dud, but I don't trust their soft cases anymore.

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                • #9
                  these guys are running a pretty good sale right now

                  http://blackbirdpedalboards.com/
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                  • #10
                    Thanks for all the input, thus far.

                    In regard to the Voodoo Labs Pedal Power variations, can anyone weigh in on the PP Vs PP2 vs PP2Plus?

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                    • #11
                      Grid 1 Pedal Jeanie. Not only can it run 24/7 while plugged in but it can power a few analog pedals for dozens of hours unplugged.
                      Here's my Pedal Jeanie Jr.

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                      • #12
                        Just my 2 cents: Depending on your gigging frequency/situation, it might be worth it go for a hardshell case if you're going for a Pedaltrain. My Pro soft case's outer lining completely ripped at the top corner after it's second gig. Maybe I just got a dud, but I don't trust their soft cases anymore.


                        IMO the Pro is too big for a soft case. I use the Jr and the mini. Those are fine with it. Anything larger I would use with a hard case.
                        There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

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                        • #13
                          IMO the Pro is too big for a soft case. I use the Jr and the mini. Those are fine with it. Anything larger I would use with a hard case.


                          That's my opinion now as well. Too bad I had to waste my money on it to find that out.

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                          • #14
                            I have a Furman powered board/case. It has mostly done it's job, safely powering my pedals and protecting them, but I probably won't buy another powered board.

                            This one has been through lots of shows, and now is having some failures in the power section (mostly due to loose connections which cannot be tightened) and it always had a slight hum, especially when using the built in 1/4in jacks.

                            Powered boards are a pain because they generally use proprietary hardware, so when something breaks it can be a chore to get it fixed. My next board will be a board case sans electronics, and I'll add a power supply section (such as a Pedal Power 2, for example).

                            I tried to find a picture on MF of this model, but it apparently doesn't exist any more. Here's mine from a while back.

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                            • #15
                              I have a Furman powered board/case. It has mostly done it's job, safely powering my pedals and protecting them, but I probably won't buy another powered board.

                              This one has been through lots of shows, and now is having some failures in the power section (mostly due to loose connections which cannot be tightened) and it always had a slight hum, especially when using the built in 1/4in jacks.

                              Powered boards are a pain because they generally use proprietary hardware, so when something breaks it can be a chore to get it fixed. My next board will be a board case sans electronics, and I'll add a power supply section (such as a Pedal Power 2, for example).

                              I tried to find a picture on MF of this model, but it apparently doesn't exist any more. Here's mine from a while back.

                              Live Rig:
                              Gretsch Tenny and Gibson SG Classic -> Some neat effects -> Peavey Classic 50 410 and/or Marshall JTM60 310
                              Need an exceptionally cheap sound guy in the general Western Pennsylvania area? PM Me.
                              Do you like Free Candy? Yeah? Then like my band!
                              Had a good trade/transaction/deal? Click here to tell HCEG about it!
                              Proud to be 1st Lieutenant in the SG Army Special Forces

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