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RE: Line 6 DL4 users

A Pedaltrain doesn't include any sort of power supply--it's just an 
aluminum board with velcro to mount your pedals on, and a briefcase to 
carry it around in.  

There are a couple of third-party AC adaptors which will drive it, and a 
few other pedals, all off of one space on a power strip.  Godlyke makes 
one, as does Visual Sound.  I believe they both run about $40 once you get 
all the connector cables you need.  I seem to remember reading that the 
Line6 pedals all draw about 450mA apiece, but I'm not 100% certain.  I am 
sure that it's much less than the 1200mA that their supply is rated at.

I've also gotten 4-6 hours on the DL running it off those lithium 
batteries.  The ones that come with the pedal are the cheapest things 
imaginable--don't base your performance rating on those things.


>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>From: goddard.duncan@mtvne.com
>Subject: RE: Line 6 DL4 users

>if it runs off AC normally, then it won't care which way up the DC is, 
>I think the 9V AC/1200mA is enormously overspecced, given that the thing 
>runs off 6V-worth of batteries. however, I'd make >sure you have at least 
>500mA available for it- even expensive batteries only last about an hour 
>in these things.

>our guitarist's pedaltrain pedal board drives it quite happily, aswell as 
>a jam-man and about a billion-and-a-half other stomp->boxes. 

>the pedaltrain has a special output that can simulate low battery voltage 
>(it takes all sorts...) aswell as both polarities of DC and >several AC 
>outlets, and doesn't even get warm. only shortcoming is that it's a 
>linear psu and you have to buy the right version >for whatever is the 
>prevailing mains voltage. we had to buy a step-up from ratshack to make 
>it work in the states.

>musician's friend appear to be knocking them out for about $170, complete 
>with the natty briefcase.