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    Default Re: Pedals...Ones You Love, Ones You Hate, & Ones you Want!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    One needs to get a 9V adapter power supply to go along with the board (though some of the higher-end Pedaltrain boards come with their own power supply).
    Okay, bear in mind it's been many years since I even owned a pedal, but back then the only way to power them was via battery. Did all of your pedals have a A/C option? Back when I built my first pedal board (think Dark Ages) I had to modify the pedals to work with an A/C adapter.
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    Default Re: Pedals...Ones You Love, Ones You Hate, & Ones you Want!

    Quote Originally Posted by mandopete View Post
    Okay, bear in mind it's been many years since I even owned a pedal, but back then the only way to power them was via battery. Did all of your pedals have a A/C option? Back when I built my first pedal board (think Dark Ages) I had to modify the pedals to work with an A/C adapter.
    Yes, just about all pedals built over the past couple of decades have a jack that accommodates a center negative barrel-style output plug (which is what the 1 Spot has). Plugging a power supply into the pedal through this plug bypasses the battery and powers the pedal.

    If you look closely at the pic of my board below, you'll see the barrel-style plugs connected to the Snark tuner (far right) & the AnalogMan Maxon SD-9 on the top rim of those pedals, and to the EQD Dirt Transmitter on the right side.

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    Default Re: Pedals...Ones You Love, Ones You Hate, & Ones you Want!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    Yes, just about all pedals built over the past couple of decades have a jack that accommodates a center negative barrel-style output plug.
    Man, I gotta get into the '90's



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    A couple of pictures of my DIY pedal board.
    turbo tuner>Empress ParaEq>Diamond Compressor>Aria Distortion>Tremvelope>Flashback(alter ego) Delay>Hardwire Reverb
    The picture of the underside shows my isolated power units to keep things really quiet.
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    I apologize for not answering to the intent of your original post, Mr. Goist.

    The pedals I love are those that are first and foremost quiet. Even if a pedal creates some interesting sound-scapes, I have a tough time keeping that pedal employed if it is noisy. I do not like hum, LFO swishing and etc. Everything on my board is quiet,...really quiet. Among my favorite pedals on the board is the Pigtronix Tremvelope. It does tremolo differently than most typical trem pedals. When you get it dialed in to fit your preference/style, it really reacts to your playing/picking. You can see some cool demos of it at proguitarshop.com (NFI).

    Hate? That's a strong word. I guess I really have not liked most overdrive pedals I have tried. With the e-mando, overdrive never really sounded that appealing. Getting to a good bluesey tone required higher gain settings which yielded too much noise. Maybe it has something to do with the short scale?

    Want? If price were no barrier, I guess I would take a hard look at either the Strymon Timeline, the Empress Phaser, or the Pigtronix Infinity Looper. However, the price for these three pedals is quite a barrier!!
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    Default Re: Pedals...Ones You Love, Ones You Hate, & Ones you Want!

    Just picked up a Carbon Copy delay pedal. Had a Black Friday coupon at the local music store, so I grabbed it. Much nicer than the cheap digital pedal I bought a few months ago, although fussier as well. Oddly, I've only used it on an acoustic mando so far, but I'll get to the electrics soon enough.

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    Default Re: Pedals...Ones You Love, Ones You Hate, & Ones you Want!

    Under Want [since not made that way]

    A volume pedal that maintains a 3 conductor, TRS, signal straight thru it..
    all I see is TR for 'instrument cables', not a balanced signal ,
    the + , with return and ground/shield separate , not combined .
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    Default Re: Pedals...Ones You Love, Ones You Hate, & Ones you Want!

    NFI, just an FYI

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    This one looks like a lot of fun. Must. Resist. The. Urge.

    http://proguitarshop.com/diamond-quantum-leap.html
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    Default Re: Pedals...Ones You Love, Ones You Hate, & Ones you Want!

    This zoom G1u pedal I use in the garage has usb and I can power it with the usb instead of power cable or battery. and if you have the software installed you can see what pedals and adjustments you can make on screen.

    I only use the pedal in the garage though (man cave/studio). out playing I use a modelling amp to keep the crap off the floor (too many other pedals to trip over for other things).

    I would like a seperate volume control, and a morely wah though. I might be prejudiced but I don't find any digital wah feeling the same as a good old analog

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