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Visual Sound 1 SPOT Combo Pack Featured

 
Bigger is not always better. At a fraction of the cost, the 1 SPOT is more powerful than the PedalPower or DC Brick...and takes up NO space on your pedalboard! With the new 8-plug cable included in this Combo Pack, you can power up to 8 pedals. And ...


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Nice and cheap but it works for me featured

Ease Of Use Very easy to use. It basically operates the same as an individual AC adapter and as long as you're using it to power 9v pedals, there's not a whole lot more to it. The different connectors are distinct enough to not cause confusion over what connector you should be using.


Sound I was planning to get the Pedal Power 2+ until I was recommended this by a GC sales person. Normally, I don't pay much attention to them since they rarely know what they're talking about, but this seemed like a cheap enough option for me to consider. At $35, I was willing to take a chance and I think it paid off.
I just have mostly standard 9v pedals, nothing fancy - Turbo Tuner, 535q, Lynch 2 wah, Satchurator, Boss PS-5 and CH-1, BBE Sonic Stomp. This powers them with no noticeable increase of noise from using individual adapters or batteries. Just to try things out, I pulled out my old DOD FX40B EQ pedal with switched polarity to see if that caused any issues. It didn't. I also tried it with pedals both in front of the amp and in the effects loop. No problems with ground loops or hum or anything like that either. It seems like an ideal solution to the pedal owning hobbyist, cheap and it works just fine.


Reliability I've only had it a week and a half, but it seems more sturdy than just an individual adapter you'd pay $15 for. I know the daisy chaining offers the possibility for wires to be stretched, twisted, etc. and this thing is not world tour worthy, but at $35 it seems very solid.
I still plug it into a surge protector because it does not offer any protection from that. If you're that concerned about your power supply, pay the extra $150 for something like the pedal power or shell out for batteries.


Customer Support N/A


Liked about it 1. It works as advertised. No increase of noise over individual AC adapters.
2. 12" wire length is long enough to accommodate most pedals, even over-sized ones with their DC input in funny places. The 3 meter cable from the plug is also long enough to handle most playing space situations.
3. Only takes up one plug and no room on the pedal board.


Didn't like Nothing really, it's cheap and meets my needs adequately.
I have heard horror stories of this and similar products frying a pedal's circuits but they never really elaborate on whether it was the power supply's fault or if something within the pedal broke down. It's worth some research if you're using something vintage and irreplaceable.
I also wish it could do 12v or 18v from the same adapter but I can live without that.


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5.0

By smooth55
Dec 09, 2009
 
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Great product! featured

Ease Of Use It is painless to wire up. Plug it into your power strip, plug in the 10-spot extension on to the end of the 1-SPOT's power lead, and wire up your pedal board. It couldn't be easier!


Sound Recently I created a custom pedal board using one of the Rondo pedal cases. In it I have a good quality power strip, my Boss GT-10, Boss GE-7 EQ, Vox Satchurator distortion, and Ibanez Jemini Distortion.

The GT-10 has its own plug, and the three pedals needed 9v power. The 1-SPOT combo pack was the easiest way to route power to the three pedals. (I have 7 connectors left-over which I've just wire tied together into a bundle and stuffed to one side.)

I've seen a couple people complain about hum, but I've experienced absolutely no hum at all. Perhaps it is the fact that the pedals are nowhere near the actual AC adapter -- they're at opposite ends of the pedal board with the GT-10 between them.

I've been very happy with the setup.


Reliability The design of the AC adapter is very narrow and extends off to the side instead of covering several plugs, so it literally only takes one-spot on the power strip. I'd really love to see more AC adapter manufacturers adopt this sort of design as I get VERY tired of being able to use only two or three spots on a 6-spot power strip due to bulky AC adapter blocks.


Customer Support No issues yet.


Liked about it 1. The physical design that only takes one-spot on the power strip.
2. The length of the 10-connector cable had plenty of slack -- I had no issues routing it through my wide pedal board.
3. No hum.


Didn't like I'd like the combo back to allow disconnecting the extra 9V feeds that you're not going to need.


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5.0

By PortlandAxe
Oct 24, 2009
 
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My pedalboard thanks me!

Ease Of Use Extremely easy to use: plug the adapter ends into your pedals, plug adapter into power outlet, turn on pedals. The wire is very long--a nice feature. It's also easy to extend the use of one of these little jewels. Just buy more daisy chain plugs for it, and you can power as many pedals as you want. I use a TON of pedals. Even the ones that don't get used most of the time still sit on my custom pedalboard. With the One-Spot, I've got enough power adapters to make all of my pedals ready to go when needed. My pedalboard is thanking me for getting one of these. The plug ends are also spaced far enough apart to accommodate any size/shape pedal.


Sound N/A, but there is no hum with these.


Reliability It's my main power source for all of my pedals. It's built pretty strong, and the wire insulation is pretty thick. The adapters and daisy chains fit nice and snug into the plugs--no need to worry about them sliding out.


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Liked about it It powers ALL of my pedals. Granted, I don't have any that use more than 9 volts--so this does the job just fine.
I LOVE having the ability to extend the amount of pedals I power with the optional extra daisy chains and adapters.
I also like the thin transformer end--it only takes up one space on a power strip, unlike those old "wall warts."


Didn't like If I had to dig, and I mean dig deep to find anything wrong with it--it's that I can only power 9v pedals with it. Luckily, I don't have any 12 or 18v pedals.


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5.0

By AlaskaBat
Sep 18, 2011
 
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Highly Satisfied

Ease Of Use Just plug it in and go! I have used this in Japan exclusively (AC voltage is rated at 100V) and I have had no problems. I have plugged in between 1 to 5 pedals simultaneously and the 1 Spot was able to handle it no problem.


Sound I have never had any noise issues with this device, and it has been able to power Boss, Electro Harmonix, Digitech, Line 6, MXR, and Source Audio Soundblox pedals in multiple combinations with no problem.


Reliability I have used mine for about 2 years now and have had no problems. Note: I have used these exclusively at home and never at a live venue.


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Liked about it Does what it says. Powers your stompboxes with no noise. I paid about 3500 yen. I have two of these and they both are reliable. I think when we buy these kinds of devices we are all a bit hesitant, because we wonder if it will really do what we want it to. I have been completely satisfied with this product. It has performed beyond my expectations.


Didn't like I am not crazy about the plug orientation. If you use a power strip where the outlets are oriented perpendicular to the strip body, it can block other outlets.


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5.0

By oztinhix
Jun 14, 2011
 
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gets the job done

Ease Of Use This is by far the easiest power supply to use. plug into the wall, or a power strip, then into your effects units, and your ready to go. The daisy chain is easy to use and keep track of. Sure other power brick can handle large amounts of power and are more "reliable" but the 1spot is so much cheaper, and gets the job done


Sound This powers my crybaby standard, vox satchurator, digitech hardwire valve distortion, and digitech hardwire stereo chorus, and one of the attachments works with my digitech multi effects pedal too. All of these pedals receive steady power and never have any surge issues


Reliability I have been using this product fora few years now on my main pedalboard and have never had a problem. i have used this live, in my bedroom, and in the studio and it always holds up, no matter what I do with it


Customer Support never dealt with visualsound


Liked about it simple
organized
comes with attachment for pedals with different power inputs


Didn't like can get tangled
must have a limit to how much power can be supplied
not a thing else


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5.0

By DownHomeRock
Apr 05, 2011
 
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Works for MOST pedals

Ease Of Use I don't know how hard plugging it into a wall socket could be, but if I must, it's incredibly easy. It's just like plugging in any other item you've plugged in.


Sound I haven't noticed any sound from or caused by it. It's extremely quiet.


Reliability I've been using mine for over a year without a single issue, other than the one incompatibility issue listed below.


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Liked about it It's a great power supply. The combo pack also comes with an extension that has multiple plugs that fit into most guitar pedals. It's also very small and takes up....you guessed it....one spot in the wall or surge protector.


Didn't like This is more of a nit-pick or compatibility issue, but it didn't work with some tuners with the standard plug (like any BOSS pedals, etc.). The unit also comes with a 9V battery connector, and I was able to power the tuner that way. I don't know why it doesn't work with the standard jack. It simply doesn't.


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5.0

By lespauled
Mar 12, 2011
 
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Great little power supply

Ease Of Use Excellent little power supply that operates on a 100v - 240vac input. It comes with daisy chain harness and a good variety of adapters that allow you to use it with just about any 9vdc pedal and it's 1700MA capacity will let you power up a small board full of 9v pedals. The slim plug design and orientation of the blades allow it to plug into plug strip without blocking any of the outlets adjacent to it (hence the 1-spot name since it only takes up 1 space on your plug strip).


Sound Dead quiet in my rig.


Reliability Never a problem.


Customer Support Never had to call.


Liked about it Large power capacity, adaptability and low cost.


Didn't like The length between plugs on the daisy chain seem to be optimized for Boss sized pedals so you may leave a few swinging in the breeze if you have larger pedals on your board.


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.0

By Riffraff
Jan 12, 2011
 
Last updated: January 12, 2011
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Plug that Sh*t In!

Ease Of Use No instruction manual needed. Plug it into an outlet, attach the daisy chain if needed, and plug it into your 9v pedals.


Sound No added noise when plugged into pedals as compared to a 9v battery


Reliability Absolutely reliable. You only need to watch out for breaking the wires through tension, which isn't something that happens if this is on your pedalboard.


Customer Support N/A, I haven't had any issues.


Liked about it ~Simple
~Powers pedals
~wires are the perfect length to reach all across the board


Didn't like Not much to be said here.


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5.0

By Jet9
Oct 02, 2011
 
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