Wall warts - How cheap is TOO CHEAP?

Leee

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Ah, the ubiquitous wall wart.
All around us.
We always have too many of them laying around in boxes and drawers and gig bags, until the day comes that we find we need to buy one.

How in the hell does that happen?

So I was going to get online to see about buying one for my bass compression pedal since it did not come with one. I don’t need anything fancy, but I want something quiet and reliable.
This will not be mounted on my regular guitar pedal board, so none of that stuff will help me here.

The pedal is a TC Electronic Spectra Comp bass compressor.

So, how cheap can I go for a 9-volt, 100-milliamp power supply? Is there a spectacular, durable, reliable power supply out there for a decent price?

Does it even matter?

So to all of MLP out there, what is your experience?
Thank you, in advance.
 

Leee

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BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

This was pretty clever!
A 9-volt power supply plays "Taps"...

It would be dead as far as I'm concerned.

On Sweetwater's website, they have a brief video on the 1Spot 9v DC adapter from Truetone.
Check it out:


BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
 

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Truetone 1 SPOT is on the way to my mailbox.
 

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I go by weight- the heavier the better.
 

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Sorry, but I think all 9V wall warts are created equal. I have one of those things from SW, but don’t use it as I got amps more properly voiced for me. I use only a compressor and analog delay now — sparingly. And since 9V batteries are not depriving me of my “beer money” I just go with them. But when I was using a rather large pedal group, I used the SW device mentioned above. Too many batteries, and not enough wall plug-ins for wall warts.
 

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I have used 2 Behringer 1.7A wall warts in my live rig for 12+ years. They also come with adapters for sizes and reverse polarity for different pedals that don't use the Boss style:
 

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Hope the 1Spot is working for you. I’ve been using one on my small 7 pedal board at home plugged into a Fuhrman. It seems very quiet, reliable, and supplies enough juice with the multi-plug. It’s been a great bang for the buck.
 

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Right on.
Seems ideal so far.
Zero noise.

Of course, I'm stumbling around trying to sort out what a bass "tone" should be.
I just have the one P-Bass and a small Ampeg rig.
Only thing I'm running thru the 1Spot is a compressor pedal.

My guitar pedal board has a Voodoo Labs Mondo.
 


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