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I found a great deal yesterday on reverb and I pulled the trigger. How do you power yours?
If you already have a Cioks power supply that has a Links outlet you might consider a Cioks AC Rider. Lower price and smaller.
I had a Rotosphere, one of the only times I comments from audience people after about my sounds. Now I use a Nux pedal and it's better, hate to say it but it does all the same stuff is smaller and also adds an octave with either high or low octave should you want it.
Didn't compare directly, all I know is I don't miss it, same ramp up ramp down, can add some gain (noise) if you want or dead clean. Has speed for each rotor, and an eq for either more treble or bass. Lastly speed for high and low, and overall effect intensity. People say it is noisy, I think it's a pedal placement thing, mine is quiet.Does it really have that same tone? I've tried a few smaller pedals over the years and none had the 'IT' factor.
Yeah, I've seen a few different figures quoted. A tech on Freestomp said they work better with more amperage but who knows?The HK supply I have is 700 mA, and I presume it is the original that came with the Rotosphere. AC doesn't have polarity per se.
Noise can be minimized to some extent by careful setting of the gain and volume. IIRC I kept the Drive high to keep the Output as low as possible. [I still have a Rotosphere, just haven't used it in years.] As I understand it, it's more of a line level device, so the guitar's low signal level brings out the noise.THE best rotary I've ever played, however....it was very noisy and tube change did not make it better. Apparently some units are not noisy, others are.
There is a hole in the market for HK now, if they would make their tube pedal line in a smaller form a la Kingsley... Their tube factor was my main overdrive for a long time.
The label on my RS MkII also says 700 mA, as does my unofficial schematic. Nothing wrong with having more current available, though.Yeah, I've seen a few different figures quoted. A tech on Freestomp said they work better with more amperage but who knows?
I thought my Rotosphere was broken for eight years because i must've tried to power it with DC and it half lit up, but with no sound. I thought it was broken because I didn't realize that AC devices could half work with DC