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Stage Tuner and Power for your pedalboard?

Discussion in 'Audio / Recording / Live' started by stinky634, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. stinky634

    stinky634

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    So after a few weeks playing at a new church, I am in need of a few things. First I need a pedal tuner, my first thought is the TU-3. Seems as far as I can remember, I see these things being used almost exclusively. Although it isnt true bypass, is the tone suck very noticeable? Are there other pedals being used by the W community that they prefer over the TU-3? I would also much prefer a larger display as possible since my vision is not so good, other than that Im open to suggestions.

    Second, since I am adding this pedal, and may be adding more in the future, I am going to start looking into pedal boards and power supplies. I am probably far away on a board for now, but have had pretty good boards in the past that I made myself. Which leads to the power supply issue. My first impulse is the 1 spot, seems cheap and simple. But I have read, or heard that cheap power supplies can lead to noise issues, is this true, and is there a better option for a tight budget?

    So top priority is
    Best tone possible
    Working Tuner, Large Display a +
    Budget around $100, $120 max
     
  2. DiMarco

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    Korg pitchblack tuners are really good and readable in any situation. You might wanna check that one out.
    For power I use as simple balanced 1000mA psu with an Ibanez power distributor lead (5 connectors).

    I use MXR comp, envelope filter & distorion plus EHX microPOG and Akai Headrush II delay/loop. The headrush has its own powersupply.
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Adam,

    For tuner I am using Kork DT10, I am not sure if they make them anymre... probably not. A stage Tuner from Hardwire seemed to be interesting to me.

    Good power source is good from more points of view, noise, stability, longer life, etc... I think it is a good investment.
    Cheers,
    Flo
     
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    I use a T-rex fuel tank junior power supply. it as five 9v isolated output (nice for small pedalboard), it suit my need perfectly, not too expensive, small & dead quiet.
    for the tuner, I use a cheap korg one, plugged in the tuner output of my volume pedal.
     
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    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    I use the Kord DT-10[​IMG]

    I have used it for ages, it has been great. Tough, bright, accurate as far as i can tell..good enough for rock and roll.
    Not too much tone suckage. I use a godlyke powerall, pretty similar to the 1spot and its great for a few pedals. now with a biger board i'm looking for something a bit better, with 18V outputs. but the godlyke lasted me years of cruel and unusual treatment.
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    I am using DT10 as well, not DT1. (reedited my post)
     
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    True bypass. Let's plug this baby some more...

    [video=youtube;fnosoyhQaHs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnosoyhQaHs[/video]
     
  8. stinky634

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    Best review ever, that video is hilarious.

    Thanks guys for all the input.
     
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    jester ocdemon

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    Oooh very hard, yes! :lol:
     
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    "this is display buttun,up to 4 display, right here uuuuh 4 display, you can get uuuuh ..... many display!"

    "oeh very hard, yes!"
     
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    Maybe you'll take a look at the TC Electronic polytune. They also now a have a mini polytune which is really small so it won't take too much space on your board.
    I use a Trex fuel tank power supply for my pedals. No issues at all.
     
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Hi there:

    For stage tuning I use a Boss TU-2, very reliable and acurate. For power, a Visual Sound 1 Spot power supply which works nice with 9V pedals and is really small (like a cellphone charger).
     
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    Hey Stinky634 ,

    An other good tuner s the TC Electronic Polytune . Check it out .
     
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    No doubt! Just got mine today and fell in love with it already. Had to tell my Boss TU-2 the bad news. It walked away crying.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I ended up with the Boss TU-3, haven't gigged it yet, but works great at home so far.

    Also ended up with the 1spot as well.
     
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    Cool slinky634 .

    Happy for you JSmith & it confirmed me what I thought about the Ploytune , gotta have one of these ..
     
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    I have the TU-3. I bought it because I plan on setting up a pedal board and having it on there. If I were planning no pedals, I would have went with a rack tuner for simplicity.
     
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    Nice. Built like a tank!

    [​IMG]
     
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