Over the years, we guitarists seem to accumulate an inordinate amount of wall warts — and as our pedalboards grow, plugging them all in can become quite the challenge. In response, the recent trend has been to cut back on the outlet count and feed power to your rig with just one device. For this, be sure to check out the 1 SPOT adapter from Visual Sound, the Fuel Tank Junior from T-Rex, and the Pedal Power AC from Voodoo Lab — all very handy. You can also choose a powered pedalboard solution from the folks at Gator, SKB, and Furman.
It’s worth noting, though, that even if you’re not planning to swap out your power supplies for a streamlined solution (or if you already have), it’s still smart to keep a backup power system in your gig bag. These power distributers are way more compact and affordable than a stash of 9V batteries or a duplicate of every adapter in your rig, but they offer the same peace of mind. Check out the 1 SPOT Combo Pack for an all-in-one solution that’s equipped to work with 9V pedals from BOSS, Electro-Harmonix, Zoom, Line 6, Ibanez, and more.