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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
  • Isolated Brass chambers for modeling screws

Make your stage setup manageable. Order your guitar pedal power supply today!

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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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good bus with a Lousy AC Adaptor

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...Read complete review

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.

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(21 of 21 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

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    The AC adapter will fail. Guaranteed.

    By Bryan316

    from Detroit MI

    About Me Quality Oriented

    See all my reviews

    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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        Verified Buyer

        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...

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works for me

          By Rockaria

          from Boston

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I've read negative comments regarding how the cord or plug breaks after time, but I've owned one for years now and have never had a problem with it. I should add that it just sits there, I don't gig or constantly move it around, so that could contribute to its long life. It does its job, and I like the extra 18v outlets if needed.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              good, but needs work

              By Wish I Had A Tele

              from Mt. Gilead, OH

              See all my reviews

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

              Being a college student and a young father, I don't have much money lying around to spend on gear. I don't--I pretty much CAN'T--have this "it's-the-best-or-it's-nothing-at-all" mentality, so I was delighted when I saw that I could save $20 by buying this instead of the DC Brick. I was also pleased that I could have an extra 9v port with this power supply (DC Brick has 7 ports; G-Bus has 8, plus 3-18v ports). I took the bait.The G-Bus comes with one power cable for each 9v port (8 in all) and one 18v power cable. When my power supply arrived, all the 9v cables worked perfectly, but the 18v cable was dead. I needed that cable to power my Dano Cool Cat. I also noticed that while the plugs fit all the pedals on my board (they're 2.1mm), they're all too long for the jacks in my pedals (brands include Dano, Boss, Ibanez & MXR), leaving part of the jack exposed. All it would take to send some sparks flying would be to touch metal to the exposed jack. While it's not a great concern to me, it IS potentially hazardous to the pedals you've got them plugged into, not to mention your pedalboard and possibly yourself. Between this poor design element and the dead cable, I wasn't pleased.Since I'm an electronics nerd, however, I opted to fix these problems myself rather than sending it back for a new one. I had to replace the plugs on the dead cable and still need to switch out the 9v cable plugs for shorter ones. At a little over $1 per plug plus time and trips to the electronics parts mart, it'll end up costing about the same for me as the DC Brick would have. Having had experience with Dunlop products before, I'd feel much more confident in buying the DC Brick than this product. That being said, if you're handy with a soldering iron and willing to take on a small project in case you get a faulty unit, you could spend the few bucks it'd cost you shipping it back to MF on new plugs and ultimately end up with a power supply that's got more jacks than its Dunlop counterpart.Or you could just spring for the VooDoo Labs Pedal Power and forget all about the others.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very good product

              By Wantabeearockgod29

              from Yuba City, CA

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

              I don't know if some of the people below my review just got a crappy G-Bus but I really like mine a lot! I would buy it again. It gets the job done and no more batteries!!! It's awesome you should buy it you'll love it. No more wasted money on 9v and 18v anymore.

               
              1.0

              Pure garbage

              By Ryan

              from Columbus

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

              Terrible power supply that's not at all worth the money. It only powers one pedal. As soon as I add another one the whole thing stops working.

               
              4.0

              Definitely a good product for my uses

              By Bloor

              from Hampshire, UK

              About Me Value Oriented

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Powerful
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

              • Short Life

              Best Uses

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

                I feel like this is a good product, a hight amplitude ensure all my pedals are fully power with no buzz what so ever, even when running the amplitude thirsty polara. The power cable is poor it's thin delicate and pops out very easily, however mine is still in tact after around 30 gigs and rehearsals twice a week. The benefit to this power is the fact that it fits under the pedaltrain metro series, which is my choice of board.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                The best power supply around. . .

                By MXRkid

                from Ohio

                See all my reviews

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

                I bought the Gator G-Bus-8 a little while ago, and I couldn't be happier. The G-Bus-8 is comparable with similar items such as the Dunlop Power Brick, and the Voodoo Lab pedal power, but it's simply a better product for less money. Instead of the seven 9v spots on the power brick, the gator has 8, and 3 18v spots also. Comes with all the cables you'll need, real simple and easy to use, great product!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                frickin cool

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

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

                this g-bus thing is pretty cool i own and and it works amazingly. i rock out all day with all my pedals.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Gator G-Bus

                By stratosaurus

                from N Dallas TX

                See all my reviews

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

                Never had a bad unit before of anything. First one I got I spent all the time mounting it and wiring it into my new slant board, liked the idea it could bring 18v to my OCD. Fired it up, no power from the box, the wall wart has bringing power but the box was dead. Sent it back after all the trouble to remove it. Replacements arrived in about 1 week and half, tried this one out on the 18v, hooked it all up and again no power on any of the 9v supplies, the 18v was sending but no 9v power. Piece of crap. Sending this one back for refund, opting for another product that can bring 16-18v for the OCD along with my 6 other 9v pedals.

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