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The Gig Rig

THE GIG RIG Generator

If you only take away one piece of information from this site, let it be this. Never underestimate the importance of a good quality power supply for your effects. At TheGigRig we understand that all of the great sound coming from your effects hinges on the quality of the supply, so we developed the GENERATOR. So what separates TheGigRig GENERATOR from every other 9V supply?

The GENERATOR delivers:

  • An unbelievable 5 Amps (that's 5000 milliamps!) of power will power all of your 9V effects with room to spare.
  • Incredibly clean regulated studio quality power supply.
  • Short circuit protection protects your precious pedals
  • Self-healing fuse. That's right, it heals itself!
  • Will work anywhere in the world between 110-250V. No more step up or step down transformers.
  • Small, light and discrete. Will fit on any pedal board

Why do I need all that power? There is a misunderstanding of power supplies and the way they affect the tone of your pedals. Most guitarists think that if all their pedals use 1000 Milliamps (1 amp) of current, then a 1000 milliamp power supply will do the trick. WRONG.

The general rule is that as soon as you exceed half of your power rating (in this case 500 milliamps) the supply will start to struggle to supply the Volts. The more you ask of it, the more it will struggle. A 9V 1000 milliamp power supply drawing 1000 amps can be putting out as little as 6V D.C. and in some cases even less. Do you like the sound of your effects with a flat battery? Well that's exactly what's going on here.

All that power from the GENERATOR is important because it gives your effects the headroom that they need to operate properly. The electronics in the pedal can then function as they were designed to. The GENERATOR on your pedal board means that no matter how incredible your pedal board is, you'll never need to ask the question, 'do I have enough power?' And of course it will supply all of your Line6 pedals as well.

Using a combination of TheGigRig GENERATOR and TheGigRig Virtual Batteries will give you the ability to power pedals the would not have been able to be powered before from a single supply. Most pedals will operate absolutley fine using the supplied 'Daisy Chains' with the GENERATOR, but if you have a pedal that needs its own isolated supply such as vintage style FUZZ's or LINE 6 Tone Core series pedals for example, simply plug a Virtual Battery on to the daisy chain, then plug the output of the Virtual Battery into the pedal, and your good to go!