I finally broke down and purchased a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ for my board. I’ve been riding a PedalTrain 2 board for a while now and absolutely love it, but I was hating the mess I was dealing with regarding power. I have a mix of pedals that need different power requirements. Initially I had a Boss TU-2 tuner which powered all of my pedals (using a Visual Sound One Spot and daisychain), but after I started using the Line 6 DL 4 delay, that introduced a new power supply. A few months ago, I picked up the Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire (after we reviewed it) and that has a 48v power supply.. so now I have 3 to deal with. With their large cables and converters this was starting to be a major pain in the ass setting up my quick and easy PedalTrain board.
So, finally, I thought enough was enough and purchased a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ (thanks Phil from Fat Tone Guitars!). I easily mounted the unit under the Pedal Train (absolutely great design there!). I wanted the Pedal Power 2+ because of the ability to power 2 Line 6 modeler pedals (just eliminated the DL4 power cable there). It also has the isolated 9v power (just eliminated the One Spot and the Daisy Chain). Unfortunately, nothing I can do about the Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire. 48v is a lot of power and the Pedal Power doesn’t have the ability, but was able to just plug in that power supply to the AC out of the unit. I tucked the Holy Fire cable underneath the Pedal Train and secured it with some zip ties and velcro, and I’m now set. Now, I only have to plug in the Pedal Power to the wall, and I’m good to go.
The Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ also has the ability to ‘sag’ power or with adapters you can combine outputs to make 18v for example. I know this affects how pedals sound. I found this interesting video where he demos a Fulltone OCD version 4 with <9v, 9v and 18v. The video is by PerFusionist80