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Old 06-09-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Boss Pedals and 9v Adaptors

I have 2 Boss pedals that run on 9v batteries that I have to buy every once in a while. I want to buy a 9v adaptor for it, and it says on the pedal that you can only use Boss PSA Adaptors. I was wondering if you can use regular 9v adaptors that you can buy at the store or not. I heard you could ruin your pedal if you don't get the right voltage or something? I'm not sure. Can someone help me out? It'd be a lot cheaper to buy adaptors from the store.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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Yeah, the best thing to do is use a DC Brick that will run several pedals at once. Most pedals generally can run off of different AC adapters. What I recommend if you only plan on having two pedals is to go to Radio Shack and bring in the pedal. On the bottom of the pedal it'll show the voltage you need, and they can match it up for you.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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Alright I was planning on going to Radio Shack to do that anyway. Thanks a lot for the help.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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as long as the adapter is rated at what the pedal needs (some pedals are 9v, some 9.6, some 200mA some 300 mA, etc etc) then it will work fine.

i lost the adaptor for my overdrive pedal, so now i use the power supply off my old housephone and it works fine.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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I wouldn't trust a radio shack adapter personally. I think youd be better off with a 1 Spot and multi-adapter, a little over 30 bucks together. Boss just wants you to buy their adapter.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:14 PM   #6
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Why would you buy ANYTHING at Radio Shack?

Everything they sell is horribly overpriced and trash.

Just buy a Power-All or something by Godlyke. Or buy a generic adaptor anywhere else.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:19 PM   #7
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just get this:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Visual-Sound-1-Spot-Combo-Pack?sku=150373

i power all my pedals with it. little to no hum (only hums in my house due to bad grounding). i power a boss ds-1, ge-7, eh metal muff, morley pdw, fender pt-100, and mxr noise gate/line driver.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:33 PM   #8
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Yeah I've got everything running off a daisy chain from my boss tuner, it's way more convenient than getting a million outlets.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:55 AM   #9
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The only problem with those power supplies is that they aren't regulated. So they may generate hum and, in some cases (like mine ) other noises. But since you're only talking about two pedals the 1 Spot would suit you just fine. My only point is that some pedals have weird components that when coupled with a non-regulated (or power switching?) power supply generate some pretty terrible unwanted noise (beeps, pops, hum, whirs, buzzes, etc).

But who wants to spend $100+ on a DC Brick or Pedal Power?



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Old 06-10-2008, 10:59 AM   #10
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i would if i had it to spend.
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #11
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THERES A REASON ITS CALLED GODLYKE

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Godlyke-PA9-PowerAll-Power-Supply?sku=155051

GOD NEVER LIES

OR LEADS YOU ASTRAY
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:40 AM   #12
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THERES A REASON ITS CALLED GODLYKE

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Godlyke-PA9-PowerAll-Power-Supply?sku=155051

GOD NEVER LIES

OR LEADS YOU ASTRAY
but it only has five connections for the daisy chain. the one spot is as good as the godlyke.
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:50 AM   #13
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but it only has five connections for the daisy chain. the one spot is as good as the godlyke.
DO YOU QUESTION GOD


ya thats the one I have its pretty good, the visual sound looks to be essentially the same so you can't go wrong with either.
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