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How To Power Your Pedals Properly & The Legend Of VCPI

Published on 16 Sep 2016

In this episode Daniel and Mick explain how to power your pedals... properly. It’s really not that complicated to understand, though it’s nevertheless a confusing subject for many people, simply because there are so many different power supply options available.

As we explain in the video however, if you satisfy each of these four things, you’ll never be confused about power again! All hail the enlightenment of VCPI. Erm…

V. Voltage
C. Current
P. Polarity
I. Isolation

After the life-changing lesson of VCPI, we go on to talk about the effect of using different voltages in pedals that are designed to take it, for example an overdrive, chorus and compressor that can take anything from 9 to 18 volts. The tonal effect can be a big deal, as you’ll hear. And just what do we think of daisy chains? All will be revealed.

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Pedals in this episode
Analog Man King Of Tone

Analog Man-Bi Chorus

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe
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As ever, all switching and routing is handled by TheGigRig G2.

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Guitars in this episode
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard c2002
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster c2000

Amps this episode
• Mesa Lonestar head into 1x12 cab with Celestion G12-75 Creamback
• Victory The Sheriff 44 into V212VH cabinet
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