Custom Tone Ethos Overdrive with Pedal Power 2 Plus

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Carlos Longordo
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Custom Tone Ethos Overdrive with Pedal Power 2 Plus

Post by Carlos Longordo » Fri May 29, 2009 6:04 am

I wish to know if the Pedal Power 2 Plus is compatible with the Custom Tone Ethos Overdrive.
Second the factory website: "An un-regulated +12V AC to DC adapter rated at 500mA is required based on the following: The ETHOS provides filtering circuitry that removes the noise (60 Hz Ripple) from typical AC to DC unregulated power adapters. This filtering circuitry develops a voltage drop across it, so the adapter voltage becomes +9VDC by the time it reaches the ETHOS analog circuits. Additionally, an unregulated +12VDC supply (not a regulated supply) is required due to the fact that it actually outputs 15 to 16 volts with the ETHOS load. This higher voltage provides the adequate headroom for the ETHOS to operate correctly. Using a +9VDC AC to DC external adapter will result in poor ETHOS performance."

Thank you so much.
Carlos Longordo.

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Re: Custom Tone Ethos Overdrive with Pedal Power 2 Plus

Post by Josh Fiden » Fri May 29, 2009 2:13 pm

Hi Carlos,

Fortunately, Custom Tones has already provided us with the answer. See their web site:

"Power Adapter Info:
V. Voodoo Lab, Pedal Power 2 and 2+. Use the L6 outputs (channels 5 and 6) which provide between +16 and +17VDC. Note: You must set the channel dip switch to the NON-normal position."

Thanks for asking!

Josh Fiden
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