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Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply 

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The G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply is a one-unit solution for powering and protecting all your effect pedals. It gives you 8 - 9V outputs, and 3...Click To Read More About This Product

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Power your entire pedal board from one unit.

The G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply is a one-unit solution for powering and protecting all your effect pedals. It gives you 8 - 9V outputs, and 3 - 18V outputs, provides short circuit protection, and is housed in a roadworthy heavy-duty aluminum casing that mounts easily to most pedal boards. Includes 9 - 24" patch cables.

FEATURES
  • Multi-output power supply for guitar effects pedals
  • Short circuit protection with reset
  • Heavy-duty aluminum housing
  • 4 mounting holes for mounting to Gator Pedal Totes, Gig Box Series, or any other pedal board
  • 8 - 9V outputs and 3 - 18V outputs
  • 1700 milliamp power output
  • 9 - 24" cables for each output to power pedals
  • UL-Approved Power Supply

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GatorG-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply
 
3.4

(based on 18 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Short life (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Power cord sucks

So the actual power supply itself is not that bad.. It gets the job done for sure. However, the power cord connecting the supply to the wall SUCKS! It uses extremely thin...Read complete review

So the actual power supply itself is not that bad.. It gets the job done for sure. However, the power cord connecting the supply to the wall SUCKS! It uses extremely thin copper wiring and just after rolling it up to pack away, will start to cause it to break. Mine broke not too long after having it and the thing is, you can't find just a replacement cord. I looked everywhere. decent product, TERRIBLE power cord. Be careful with it if you decide to get it.

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A Pedal Power Supply With A Looming Expiration Date

Up until just yesterday I would have definitely recommended purchasing this power supply... I play daily, do the occational open mic and a couple times each month will pack up my gear to...Read complete review

Up until just yesterday I would have definitely recommended purchasing this power supply... I play daily, do the occational open mic and a couple times each month will pack up my gear to jam at a friends house.. For about the last 2-3 years everything worked fine, BUT yesterday I plugged in the supplied A/c Adapter to power my pedal board only to find my pedal board had no power... After trouble shooting for an hour with jo luck, I jumped on the net for answers and found more then a fair share of other unhappy owners of this unit with the this same, UNREPAIRABLE PROBLEM. If you purchase this unit, you may like me, have 2-3 good years (often less then that) before the cheap A/c Adapter goes out, and have to buy a power supply all over again b/c there's no replacement A/c adapter available that's compatible with this unit.

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(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good bus with a Lousy AC Adaptor

By Geofferwok

from NY

Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

The KTEC AC Adaptor cord supplied by Gator for its Pedal Board Buss broke after limited use. Can't find a replacement and Gator doesn't support its own Pedal Board product. Won't be buying Gator again.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Power cord sucks

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

So the actual power supply itself is not that bad.. It gets the job done for sure. However, the power cord connecting the supply to the wall SUCKS! It uses extremely thin copper wiring and just after rolling it up to pack away, will start to cause it to break. Mine broke not too long after having it and the thing is, you can't find just a replacement cord. I looked everywhere. decent product, TERRIBLE power cord. Be careful with it if you decide to get it.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

warning!

By Nathan Charles

from Norristown, PA

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Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

This is a very good quality power supply. It gets the job done with minimal hum added to your signal. The downside, however, is the power supply cable going to the box. if you lose it, it CANNOT be replaced. I searched everywhere and COULD NOT FIND THAT CABLE. Even worse I actually contacted Gator themselves and they will not help me out. Props to an awesome product, but, at least make parts replaceable. nobody would pay twice just cuz of an irreplaceable cable. This is a good product, but Gator, you've lost my business. I don't doubt the quality of their products but you refuse to help your customers. It's a good power supply, but I'm just saying hold onto that cable.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A Pedal Power Supply With A Looming Expiration Date

By DMont3

from Indian Harbour Beach, FL

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

  • Affordable 9 18v Power

Cons

  • Power Cord Failure
  • Short Life

Best Uses

    Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

    Up until just yesterday I would have definitely recommended purchasing this power supply... I play daily, do the occational open mic and a couple times each month will pack up my gear to jam at a friends house.. For about the last 2-3 years everything worked fine, BUT yesterday I plugged in the supplied A/c Adapter to power my pedal board only to find my pedal board had no power... After trouble shooting for an hour with jo luck, I jumped on the net for answers and found more then a fair share of other unhappy owners of this unit with the this same, UNREPAIRABLE PROBLEM. If you purchase this unit, you may like me, have 2-3 good years (often less then that) before the cheap A/c Adapter goes out, and have to buy a power supply all over again b/c there's no replacement A/c adapter available that's compatible with this unit.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    The AC adapter will fail. Guaranteed.

    By Bryan316

    from Detroit MI

    About Me Quality Oriented

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Short Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

        There's two problems with this G-BUS-8.

        First, the outputs are not as isolated as you'd think. The eight 9V outputs are wired directly to each other in parallel. This does not constitute isolation. The only isolation you get, is the 9V outputs from the 18V outputs.

        Second, the 120VAC to 18VDC wallwart adapter uses a proprietary plug to connect to the G-BUS-8 and that plug and wire is very very fragile. It is not durable enough for gigging. It WILL wear out for you, and then you'll discover the fun part; you cannot replace it. Gator does not offer the AC adapter as a repair or replacement item. They expect you to buy the whole unit again. This is an unacceptable business practice.

        Don't buy this. Get the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power ISO-5. It actually does what it claims, and is built to handle an active career in your pedalboard.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exactly what i was looking for!

        By Bassohollic

        from U.S. Army Afghanistan

        About Me Quality Oriented

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        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Powerful
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pedal Train

          Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

          This thing can power all my pedals with no problem. Only down side is that I have to buy a converter for my boomerang III looper pedal beacuse it does not come with all the adapters needed for certain pedals. Easy fix tho used a line 6 pedal convertor. But this complaint is due to my lack of research. If you are looking for a power supply that can power a pedal train PRO and not hurt your pocket book to much. This is the way to go!!!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product when it works...

          By Kevan

          from OKC, OK

          Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

          This review is in regards to the power supply that came with my Gator GW-GIG Box Junior. I used this power source to run an Electro-Harmonics Small Clone, Aphex Acoustic Exciter, MXR DynaComp and Boss TU-2 tuner. It worked great for about four months and then, while trading pedals between pedalboards one night, the power supply stopped working. All pedals continued to work just fine, I just don't quite understand why it took this long to crap out. Maybe I got a lemon, but but I think that for this price the product should last longer than four months! I enjoyed this pedalboard while I could use it, but if I had it to do over I would just save a little more and get an SKB-45.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not too shabby

          By Nyosdfyer

          from Greensboro

          Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

          I got this to power my pedaltrain pro board. It works pretty well. There is a little hum in the signal b/c the outs arent isolated like on the Voodoo Labs PP but then again its a lot cheaper than the VL. It serves its purpose so I dig it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not bad, but not great...

          By saustindavis

          from Spokane, WA

          About Me Value Oriented

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Plenty Of Ports

          Cons

          • Ports Not Isolated
          • Wimpy Power Cord

          Best Uses

          • Having Around The House
          • Local Gigs

          Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

          I got this power supply with the Gator GPT-PRO pedalboard and was really excited at first. It has been reliable enough, but my biggest complaint is that the power cord is really wimpy. The connector from the cord to the actual box (distributor?) is small and pops out easily. I've only had it happen at a show once, luckily.

          My other complaint is that the outputs are not isolated. This didn't matter to me at first, but as I learned more about how this could lead to noise in the signal I wanted something better. The description says that it has 1700 mA output, but this is shared by all pedals plugged in which means that it's really nothing more than a glorified daisy chain or 1 Spot.

          It's working, for now, but when funds are available I plan to upgrade to something more professional and reliable.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not bad

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Gator G-Bus-8-US Pedal Board Power Supply:

          This is a great beginner power supply, great for smaller boards. But as you upgrade and start buying pedals that require their own power supplies, (line 6, holy grail, etc..) then you will want something better. I would recomend a voodo lab 2, or a t-rex fuel tank. Again, this is for smaller setups...

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