Paddynbob
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Hey, I've got a DC Brick power supply, and an enormous pedalboard (that looked smaller online), and I've used all the 9V Power supply slots on it. I know i could power by battery, or get a second power supply, but in the spirit of waste-not-want-not, can anyone suggest any great 18V Pedals?

Heres what i already have on my board:
Cry Baby Wah
DS-1
Digitech Whammy DT
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
Boss Loop Station
ISP Decimator
Death by Audio Apocalypse
(Note: Im considering removing the two distortions now I have a high gain amp, but ignore that for the sake of this thread)

Heres a few pedals I'm after, but this is just a guideline! Suggest all great pedals on 18v
Flanger
Phaser
Tremelo

Thank you xD
Roc8995
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#2
Or get a Y-cable and power two 9V pedals off the 18V plug. Or get rid of the DC brick and get a proper regulated and isolated supply with more 9V outs.

Seems like a real waste to buy a pedal based on its power consumption, especially painting yourself into the 18V corner.
Paddynbob
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Quote by Roc8995
Or get a Y-cable and power two 9V pedals off the 18V plug. Or get rid of the DC brick and get a proper regulated and isolated supply with more 9V outs.

Seems like a real waste to buy a pedal based on its power consumption, especially painting yourself into the 18V corner.


I'm thinking I might upgrade. But if there's a few 18Vs I like, hey, might just delay it I'm not going to buy any I don't like though, obviously.
Although the Y thingy seems interesting. Any effect on tone?
Last edited by Paddynbob at Jan 26, 2013,
Roc8995
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No. It's getting 9V like it usually does. Might do some weird stuff if you've got two digital pedals on the same Y but that's easy enough to fix.
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I run my EP booster, OCD, and Carbon Copy on 18V. Louder, and more headroom, more repeats and delay time in the case of the CC.
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I have an MXR 10-band eq, an EVH flanger and a Pigtronix Fat Drive which is switchable between 18 & 9 volts that I use with my DC bricks 18 volt outlets.
Paddynbob
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Quote by Reincaster
I run my EP booster, OCD, and Carbon Copy on 18V. Louder, and more headroom, more repeats and delay time in the case of the CC.


Carbon Copy runs on 18V? That's interesting. Is it an old one or do the new ones run on 18V?
Paddynbob
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Quote by dlmvh5150
I have an MXR 10-band eq, an EVH flanger and a Pigtronix Fat Drive which is switchable between 18 & 9 volts that I use with my DC bricks 18 volt outlets.


Same question: particularly for the Flanger. I thought that ran on 9? What are the advantages of running a 9v pedal on 18?
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Quote by yousef213
Line6 MM4 has all 3 effects


But is it a traditional "multi FX"?
Reincaster
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Quote by Paddynbob
Carbon Copy runs on 18V? That's interesting. Is it an old one or do the new ones run on 18V?

You can run it up to 18V if you want. All the pedals I mentioned run normally at 9v, but you can run anything from 9-18V.
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Most MXR pedals run on 18V, but you may want too give their tech support a call just to make sure before you brick one.
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Paddynbob
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Quote by Reincaster
You can run it up to 18V if you want. All the pedals I mentioned run normally at 9v, but you can run anything from 9-18V.


Hm, this surely isn't true of all pedals though?
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Quote by Paddynbob
Hm, this surely isn't true of all pedals though?


I phrased that wrong. I meant any of the pedals I mentioned. There are more out there of course.
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Quote by Paddynbob
But is it a traditional "multi FX"?

No it specializes in modulatio nfx and it has about 16 different tones and 4 footswitches, for 4 different presets. I use Chorus, light tremlo, phaser, and "Dimension"
Very useful but dont get it new for 250 get it for about 150 and its more than worth it
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Quote by yousef213
No it specializes in modulatio nfx and it has about 16 different tones and 4 footswitches, for 4 different presets. I use Chorus, light tremlo, phaser, and "Dimension"
Very useful but dont get it new for 250 get it for about 150 and its more than worth it


Hm, interesting. I suppose that could take up some room on my ridiculously large pedal board
Paddynbob
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Quote by Reincaster
I phrased that wrong. I meant any of the pedals I mentioned. There are more out there of course.


Do you think any of the ones i already have would run on 18v?
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I just bought another brick with isolated power supplies. I've got the Voodoo Labs PP2+ and a BBE Supa Charger. Next month I'll be buying two Y cables; one to run two 12V outs as 24V for the DMM and two 9V outs as 18V for the Whetstone.
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Quote by Paddynbob
Hm, interesting. I suppose that could take up some room on my ridiculously large pedal board

I just found out it works on 9V AC so im not sure if it is still interesting