18V Pedals?

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  1. ShortintheSleeve

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    I power my board with a 1Spot CS7, and the only spot left is for an 18V pedal. None of the pedals I have on the board right now can run at 18V, so I'm looking for options.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't need another drive or fuzz pedal. I've been interested in a rotary speaker simulator or a phaser, but I don't know of any that run at 18V. Worse case scenario, I'll just fill on the board with a couple 9V pedals and use batteries, but I'd like to avoid that hassle.
     
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    Danelectro made a "Cool Cat Chorus" in the late 90's early 00's that took 18V. It's mostly a chorus but you can get phaser type sounds out of it. Later they changed the model, so it ran on 9V. I have one of the 18V model and I really like it; very heavy though... feels like holding a brick.
    They're out of production now, but you can find used 18V models on eBay and Reverb. They're very affordable too, $30- $50 mostly
     
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    Most Catalinbread pedals take 18v. I use a Echorec and Topanga. The Topanga is brilliant at 18v, I keep the Echorec at 9v.
     
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    Fulltone Deja Vibes are 18V if rotary/Univibe is what you're after
     
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    Ultimate Drive (Joyo) can run on 9V or 18V.
     
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    The caitlanbread semaphore was awesome at 18v
     
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    Earthquaker, the Depths (Vibe) is an awesome pedal that can run at 18V.
     
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    I use the same power supply for my board and I have 10 pedals running at 9v. Some are (obviously) daisy chained. My experience has been great in terms of noise, etc. if I just make sure that digital pedals and time-based effects have dedicated/isolated feeds from the CS-7. Other stuff doesn’t seem to be sensitive (OD, wah, tuner, fuzz). Once in a while I will pop over something like an OD/boost that can go 18v for more head room but it’s rare. It’s figuring out what to do with my one 12v digital pedal that’s the question...
     
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    You could grab one of the rechargeable 7 sisters pedals from red witch and pretend to plug it into the 18v.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'll take a look at the pedals you all mentioned as well as the 1Spot drop down converter.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    With most boost, od, comp and EQ it’s usually fine to run more than 1 pedal on a single power tap of your supply. Most od are 5-20ma so you could easily run 5 od on one of the 9v 200ma taps of your CS7 and still not be anywhere near it’s limits.
     
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    There are quite a few pedals that run at 18v. I have a couple of compressor pedals and modulation pedals that need 18v to run. I think the Fulltone OCD sounds better when it sees 18v. More voltage helps the headroom and clarity.
     
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    This. I run the Topanga, Adineko and Valcoder. All can handle either 9 or 18 v.
     
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    Almost all Pigtronix pedals run at 18V
     
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    I use a Broadcast for the 18V slot. It's an always on situation into a Vox AC15c1. Lovely loveliness. :)
     
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    OCD is great on 18v.
     
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    Cali 76 compressor sounds better at 18v, as does the Timmy, to my ear.
     
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