Derek Wells posts a photo of the Truetone 1 Spot Pro CS12 to Instagram: "PSA for all the guitar nerds out there... I recently switched to this new power supply by TrueTone effects for my home studio rig. It solved SO many noisy, power gremlins... Unreal. Power is a constant battle for us. Single coil noise and light switches and ground hum and all... Whatever this thing does, it HELPS. Plus it powers all the big stuff too. (M9, Strymon, Memory Man, etc...) Pretty knocked out by it..."more
I never thought I'd be in the position to need an isolated power supply, then I found myself in an instance where I had 8+ pedals and was starting to get noise. I was also intrigued by the idea of using higher/lower voltage and figured... what they hey. It is almost 2017, the world is about to go up in flames, why not spend 150 bucks on a glorified power brick?
Yes, it cut down on noise. Yes being able to use my booster and compressor at 18v is awesome, especially the boost pedal. And yes, being able to dial down the voltage to my compressor is like giving it a whole extra knob.
So why not five stars? Because the wires they ship with it are perilously short. I like to keep a fairly compact and concise board and found I was practically pulling some of the sockets out with even the longest wires on my further reaching pedals. If they had a 4.5 star rating I would have given it that.
It's an isolated power supply. I am still confused why they cost so much but it's a necessary evil when you start getting into a larger pedal board. I am annoyed they don't include a voltage doubler for 24v pedals, and when I bought a voltage doubler the included cables didn't fit my Frantone Glacier or Ehx Polychorus.
Fulltone pedals need regulated power, but very few power pedals can manage that, to my surprise! This one is isolated and regulated with and abundance of different outputs of all kinds, this is really a fantastic power supply, and to a much cheaper price than the competition.