So we're talking a total of 124 ma for all those pedals?In my 40th year of guitaring and finished assembling my first pedal board this morning. 6 pedals: 3 over drives in front with EQ, chorus, and reverb through the effects loop (Marshall Origin 20h). A quick run through this morning and very happy.
What surprised me most was the power needed by the pedals using a Truetone mA meter.
21 Archer Ikon
7. OCD ge
20 Boss CE5 chorus
60 Boss RV6 reverb
This is not an expensive meter, but had received good reviews on SW site. Thereadings on the od pedals generally 1 mA higher (what I posted) when on, but I did expect them to draw more. I guess I may not have needed the 1700 mA power supply to hook this all together.
Well, I had shared a link about this cheap gadget in my post 15 above precisely because I did know that you appreciate(d) cheap and/or DIY solutions...Hey boys: If Joyo can sell one of these for $10, shouldn't we be able to build one for $3 per line and perhaps incorporate it one per line in a filter box?
Yes, I was very surprised. I waited on the 1,700 mA power supply to arrive, along with the mA meter before daisy chaining all 6 pedals to one power source. I was afraid that my 400 mA supply wouldn’t be enough. It looks like it would have been. I’m using the new, but good to know that the old should work as a backup.So we're talking a total of 124 ma for all those pedals?
I hear you. I wasn't really looking for you to reverse engineer their work, although it's an idea. I can't solder at the SMD level either - fingers are just too thick for that kind of thing - but I suppose figuring out what they did with them and doing it on a large scale would be easier.Well, I had shared a link about this cheap gadget in my post 15 above precisely because I did know that you appreciate(d) cheap and/or DIY solutions...
I've not (yet) cracked open one of my ZGP's but I'd expect them to be based on tiny SMD components and any DIY equivalent to be much more cumbersome, therefore...
Not that tiny circuits are impossible to do: I've buiit a Stratoblaster booster on a chip that I could probably put inside a ZGP housing... but tiny is generally tricky (at least for an old fart like me, whose fingers are trembling. LOL).
Anyway and again: ZGP's work for me. They even do a good job with my home made Ge treble boosters and fuzz pedals(!).
Now, they don't work for everybody: there's negative reviews too. So my contribution is to take with a grain of salit (as always).