Wonks wrote:Yes, though I suspect most of the electronics will be active in the tuner all the time, you just won't be lighting any LEDs in bypass.
Ah! So from the sounds of that all will be well. Once payday hits, I'll get the Thomann one and plug in and test them one at a time.
Some of the reviews talk of a nasty hum... Does anyone know how bad that is? I'm not hugely fussed, and I can always upgrade later.
As Wonky says it depends on the pedals used. I have :-
Seymour Duncan Pickup Driver boost
TC Vintage Dual Distortion
Dr Tone 'Analogue'* Delay
Mooer Pitch Shifter
TC DittoJam Looper
TC Mini HoF reverb
So that's a fair mix of analogue and digital pedals and while, in theory, that lot should exceed the 500mA it all works fine, no noise, buzz or hum.
OTOH, I have a small board for acoustic gigs with :-
I normally power it with Li-Ion power packs** and it needs a separate supply to the TD or it generates low level background 'digital hash'. This is not a problem as the TD is pretty power hungry and a single pack only lasts about 2 hours with everything on.
A agree that the wall wart would put me off though Thomann have been supplying proper UK PSUs of late so you may be ok. I'd still rather have a proper mains power box though.
* The Dr Tone 'Analogue' Delay is a £30 pedal from Dawsons and is actually digital. Sounds great though.
** Rockboard or PedalTrain.