If the outlets of this type of power supply are not isolated, you may get additional noise and hum in your audio signal. And I like the power cords on the Strymon a lot better. Very handy and they sound like they should. Most players start with a cheap and cheerful daisy chain, or a generic multi-output adaptor, and while this can see you through to bigger stages and bigger , sooner or later it will be time to look at upgrading. So I've recently gotten into pedals over the last year and I've tried several power supplies. You may also want to move the link cable around to see if that causes the power to drop. If I use just one pedal with his original power supply Strymon and one pedal with my power supply the noise sound disappear.
Negligible difference bewteen the two, if it were a blind test I don't know if I could tell which was more quiet. Please stay on the topic of pedals see rule 3. Some will be introduced at the amplifier, but a lot of the noise introduced by pedals can be removed. Jason — our pedals may run with 200mA, however, it is always wise to provide some headroom with current because if there is ever a dip on voltage when powering our pedals, they will draw more current, but if that is not available, they will just shut off and you will lose your audio. I have only used the power supply that you have provided and plug that up to the back of a voodoo labs that is plugged up to a power conditioner I like everything to be as protected as possible. Using a boost pedal that is hot enough to cross this threshold on the BigSky algorithms can definitely cause this to occur. The power supply or the adapter, or a combination of both, is very temperamental.
Discussing power supplies is about as diverting as watching shower mold spread. The Zuma also comes in an ultra-low profile version, the R300. Jason — Thanks for checking out the blog! Leroy Jellicoe — That is a unique power source that we have never tested before, but if the pedals are not powering up right away when connected, there must be something about how that power supply provides power after a charge. I've been waiting so long, that it's begun to lose meaning haha. I used 3-4 Strymon pedals so that's a big plus.
I've done some research and I believe these two are the best available for anyone who is using a high current pedal 450mA or higher on their board. Leo — Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with powering the El Capistan this way. Current draw is a major issue. Does the BigSky and Volante work best with the 18v option available from the Ojai R30 or am I best just running 9v with an Ojai? I personally don't find this to be worrisome, but a dab of hot glue between the knob and the surrounding enclosure virtually eliminates that risk. If you plug in the Strymon power supply to another non-Strymon pedal with a 2.
The Zuma is basically a larger, more powerful version of the Ojai. Although the rated output is too low for a Whammy, the reality is that a Truetone Pro can deliver up to its maximum current draw, which is the sum of all its outputs, meaning it can flex up if you're not at the maximum for all the other outs. For image posts of your gear, it is required that you write your thoughts on the pedals in the comments - at least a short first impressions, review, a sound clip, your uses for them, etc. Rather I have to wait for a period of time lets say about 2-3 hours until the pedals some what cool down and allow the Strymons to energize. I would recommend one of the larger power supplies such as some models Vodoo, Cioks, Modtone Powerplant, Walrus Audio Phoenix especially! These were prone to short circuit in my experience 3 Reduce a multiple quantity of wall-warts down to just the one that powers the iso-brick. Chris — The length of the barrel connectors on power cable ends such as those from Voodoo Labs and our own power supplies are pretty standard.
Please make sure not to connect to this outlet. Thank you Sent from my iPhone Sent from my iPhone Brandon Thomas — Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with the blueSky pedal. We recommend a power supply that can provide at least the minimum 250mA of current to power the blueSky. Hello, This is Brandon Thomas, I purchased a blue sky reverb from you and and have loved it. Hope my rant was somewhat helpful, cheers! Hi Strymon I have recently purchased the big sky finally! Ensure that you are familiar with the settings on your power supply to avoid damaging any pedals. Voodoo Labs and Ciocks have been well regarded for quite some time The Eventide power brick is a Cioks. Check this out and send me an email to with what you find.
Paul — Sorry for the trouble with the power adapter you received with the pedal. To little voltage may not damage it but caution is advised, some pedals actually may be completely damaged, but it's rare these days, they have relays which just shuts them off. I had one twice and I believe it just kind of flashes at 100 ma. My favorite feature is that they say you don't have to worry about the draw on each port, you only have to worry about the total draw. This can happen during playing and can cut the signal chain and can be a big problem, especially in live gig situations.
Designed to supply the Strymon line, their default current delivery is a whopping 500mA on every output. Will it damage the pedal to power it with only 100 ml amp if its rated for 300? I hadn't even heard of Yankee before. My take is that these devices are fairly equal on this level. The supplied power jumper cables will not fully insert into the back of the Timeline. After 2 hours of calm, everything was alright.
I recently bought an El Capistan and use it with a 9v 600mA adapter. My power supply have 10 outlet power 9V 750mA and 2 aoutlet 12V 750mA. I immediately noticed increased headroom and more dry signal coming through. Please let us know by sending us an email to. I've bought and sold several pedals and didn't put to much thought into how they were being powered but now Im getting into digital stuff that requires more mL amps.
The thing with different power supplies for different pedals is not really without merit. Eric — Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with the Strymon power supply. Notables that don't make the cut. I think the Zuma is a little lighter, but certainly not to the extent of the two I swapped saving between 3-4 pounds! I am wondering if it is a bias problem or something else. The Strymon power supplies can be daisy-chained through the 24 Volt interconnect option. So if you have one of those, it's more economic to use a separate supply for the odd man out as others here have already suggested, and not go crazy trying to find a power supply that can handle every single possible eventuality. Hi, I bought a Strymon Big Sky about 9 months ago.