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Trace Elliot Quad Pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ximaipa, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. ximaipa


    Dec 10, 2009
    Baltimore MD

    I recently purchased a Trace Elliot Quad Pedal after reading recommendations in this forum.

    Unfortunately the pedal came without a power supply, but a check with British Audio website said the 18v power supply that came with other Trace pedals would work. Luckily, I thought, I have a 18v TE power supply that came with a TE Compression pedal.

    But, when I plug the power supply in and hook up the cables as per the TE manual, http://britishaudioservice.com/inst/QCHORUS.PDF, it hums loudly. Not the chorus effect I was looking for. ;)
    So, searching around I spied what looked like an extension to the power supply plug on other TS Quad pedal power supplies online. Looking in the Quad manual above I notice it says and show this diagram:

    Power Supply
    A high current regulated power supply has been included with your Quad Chorus pedal.
    Due to the amount of power this unit consumes, it is inappropriate to run the pedal on
    batteries. Please ensure that the power supply is set to 18V DC output and that the polarity
    of the output is set as follows:

    Diagram at end of manual ... sorry, couldn't get the "+ -(o- -" image to copy.


    I'm hoping this is some kind of reverse polarity connection I can get to make this pedal work.

    Thanks in advance for all input.

    best Quentin

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