Cioks Big John
Cioks Big John

Big John, AC Adapters for Pedal from Cioks in the Standard series.

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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 8 reviews )
 5 reviews63 %
 1 user review13 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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ericthegreat's review"comes in handy"

Cioks Big John
For years, people were powering their pedals and pedal boards with batteries or an adaptor and daisy chains. This can cause all sorts of issues. You need a quality power supply for your board/pedals and the Cioks are pretty much the standard. What's important is the fact that the outputs are isolated, so you will never get buzz/hum from having different polarity pedals etc. It also allows you to combine outputs to get either a higher voltage (18v) or more power (more mAs) if you need that. Furthermore, there are 2 outputs that have little dipswitches on the bottom that will get you more options. These also have a sag-control. This allows you to mimic a dying battery. This might sound as voodoo but some pedals sound vastly different if a battery is no longer putting out the full 9v. The sag-control lets you set this and trust me, it works flawlessly. With the dip-switches, you can also set these 2 outputs for 12v, some Boss pedals need that.

I’ve been using my pedal power for a long time and never had an issue with it, it’s still going strong. I’m not using it on a board at the moment but keep it at home for quick pedal testing etc. I have output #8 set up with the sag control and that works nicely with fuzz pedals, you really should give it a try and see if you notice a difference. It’s not as obvious with every pedal but fuzz-pedals in particular can benefit from this.

Like all Cioks products, build quality is spot on. It comes with a number of cables and you can order more from Cioks. It even has a 220v output so you can plug another adaptor into it if you need a special power. It only does 9v or 12v DC which is fine for most pedals, if you need 9v AC or other outputs, Voodoo Lab now has a bunch of other power units.

Ogmor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cioks Big John
I use since 2006, it has saved me a lot of batteries!
A seller had advised me at the time, I knew nothing about the importance of having a good power supply isolated and all, but now I'm glad I listened!
For 7 pedals, as they do not have a consumption off standard 600 mA are ample. The majority of pedals consume MUCH less than 100 mA each.
It is very convenient to buy cords alims bsoins as in my case, boss dude, mini jack (for a Big Muff U.S.), 9v battery and adapter (for a black russian big muff 2002). For battery 9v adapter, it works niquel, the quality of the power supply (each output is isolated) can not have the buzz that many people spoke sue the Russian Big Muff mains due to their polarity reversed.
I therefore conclude that this case SUP is very convenient as versatile and should be a majority of guitarists with no pedals which consumes less egg (albeit with a single pedal consuming 200 mA, it is pass, do the math:

elrond06's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cioks Big John
Just a note about prcdents think that compare Cioks a voodoo lab pedal power 2 + ... No, it's not at all the product m ^ me, and indeed the voodoo lab is chre.
The major difference lies in the fact that the voodoo lab has isolated outputs them, and some other functions (stack simulation use - passing one or more outputs 12v or 15v .. . just made a small difference ngligeable not for the person who does not use that in 9v pedals).
The isolated outputs can in some cases provide a solution buzz of a ground loop (pr post effects and amp), or allow using spciaux cables to accumulate voltage or amperage multiple outputs. That rating and more significantly more expensive the realization and necessarily takes a little more room in the box too.
In short, rather than making comparisons between two different things, it is better just to judge what is just value. I possde accuracy of all I do neither one of these power supplies, but I find these unhelpful comparisons.
Tina Arkos09/11/2008

Tina Arkos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cioks Big John
No opinion on this diet but for those who do not want to crack their savings plan in a power read on.
After complete information on the Big John Ciok, Power over Voodoo Vibe, the full tank T-Rex, DC brick and other Dunlop Power Brick Artec, I bought a Harley Benton powerplant (Thomann mark).
I just got it and judge for yourself:
-8 9v outputs
-2 Outputs 12V DC 1AC + 1
-A Light switch
-A Blue LED indicator to say that it works
-A Removable plug type PC industry with earth
-And ... All connection cables !!!!
All for 39 euros Thomann !!!
I plugged in and everything is nickel, no background noise, blast or otherwise.
Well, as we said in ERAM, it would be crazy to spend more !!!
39 euros is hardly more than a UNIQUE Power Ibanez or Dunlop !!!
For life, is to wait, I can not say anything for now but frankly j'vois when the price of Voodoo, I tell myself that some do not care their pockets!

Eяяаtom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cioks Big John
Power outputs not isolated. 7 9V outputs each. 600mA total. 2 LED tmoins.

You have to connect cables to connect your Flex pedals to block the power supply.
Several types of possible tip on Flex cables according to the type of output power of pedals you want to feed.
Cot power supply you have a tip RCA, and the other type DC (Boss, Digitech, ...), mini jack (old Dod, Rat, ...), 9V battery (external power supply output without pedals Big Muff Russian ,...)
It also ExSite Flex Split: 1 upstream, 2 downstream.

It takes the place of pedals like Boss, even a little more with Flex cables connected.

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SparkendeFugl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cioks Big John
I add just a word, to complete the previous ones who notice possdent first error. The Cioks can supply well over seven effects pedals! There are 7 out of course, but in fashioning the cables or even just make garlands, and presto, I feed more than two dozen pedals.
This m'amne the second point, the cables Felx sold a non-standard prices, however, are basic and trs standarts: These are RCA cable with a cot (which plugs into the CIOK) and the other cot barrel type boss or mini-jack type EHX. Nothing complicated or even to do.
Otherwise, I agree, excellent power supply, I also think having me take a second and a morbid attraction for effects pedals (but not batteries).

[edit]: APRS two years of use with my first Bigjohn, and a two year avaec bigjohn, my opinion is still positive. Trs trs good power supplies.
I show you quickly what a big john can supply, and without problem:
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The only BMOL, RSID is that we have no other way but to unplug the power supply to cut off the arrival of current. Anyway, this problem is a false problem!

drapeau_rouge's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cioks Big John

This product is a regulated power supply for effects pedals, which provides power for this model, seven pedals that require a supply 9volts and even 18volts with a special cable that doubles the power supply. Only limit the total power requirements of the pedals SHALL NOT EXCEED 600mA so be careful! Small note: vintage pedals that usually consume more modern pedals.

The Big John is small (120 x 75 x 40 mm), which is an advantage for me that needs space on my pedalboard for my pedals. It has 2 LEDs indicating whether the power is on (red LED: Power) and if it works correctly (green LED: Check)

Power cables connecting the unit to the pedal are special to the brand. The cables come in different lengths (15, 30, 50, 80 cms) and various tips (negative center DC, DC center positive mini-jack or something else again): practical system, then! No complaints.

It's been since I my Pedalboard Pedaltrain I use it, so four months, and it's really convenient. In addition, no noise or buzz or whatever else made themselves noticed since I use it. This material seems very reliable and it will last I'm sure! I feed with a Double Muff Electro-Harmonix, a Chorus Voodoo Lab, and a Jacques Trinity StromboStomp Peterson tuner. I did that feeds 4 yet but my pedal is not quite finished ^ ^
I was hesitant at first when I saw the price of its main competitor, the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2, about 150 euros more expensive ... I saw the Cioks and I said, "oula What is the scam here??" I took a chance and I do not regret it at all is perfectly done job, as well as a Voodoo Lab. You can go for the scam, is not he, is the Voodoo Lab!

This product is perfect 10/10 on the line.

christofair's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cioks Big John
I use it for a year to power pedals 7 to 9 volts. It works well trs. Before I had a Boss power supply with a dispatcher (1 -> 5 9v power supplies) to power 5 pedals, but some have pedals Grill has come when there is overvoltage (EDF) and we did not protection against a. Many brands offer their power supply for several pedals with the added bonus of an indoor rgulateur voltage. But if one goes around CIOK are the cheapest! Eg, Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 is three times more, yet it is virtually the same product!
Ok it's less drle the fact that we buy from small wires to each individual pedals, but they are not expensive either trs then provides power to 9 volts of p scandals of all brands.
I have tried other products in the same genre, Cioks Big John is the master in its class. Never a problem, then the pedals are better than before. I will buy a 2, like ...