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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.
>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.