9 reasons you need a pedalboard power supply

MXR Iso-Brick sat on top of a guitar amp
(Image credit: Future)

Any discussion of pedalboard power supplies has to come with the disclaimer that they are hardly the shiniest or most fun thing you can buy for your rig. Nevertheless, apart from a decent distortion, delay and guitar tuner, they're the most important purchase you can make for a pedalboard

No crowd will ever notice the difference between subtle flavors of overdrive, or a modern amp sim and the real thing, but they will notice ground hum and signal noise. Moreover, they'll definitely notice your rig cutting out because of a dead battery.

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.