TIM at 18 Volts: "Officially" ok?

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  1. traynor_garnet

    traynor_garnet Member

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    Just wanted to get the final word on running a TIM at 18 Volts. Is this actually ok?

    To anyone who has done it, what type of changes did you hear?

    TG
     
  2. edgewound

    edgewound Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry for my ignorance...What's a TIM?
     
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    chrisr0712 Member

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    I talked to Paul awhile back about it and it is A-OK
     
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    I run mine at around 13v and notice a positive difference in headroom.... especially when stacking overdrives or boosts before.
     
  5. Steve Foley

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    It's an OD pedal put out by Paul Cochrane. He puts out the TIM, and the Timmy.
    El Steve-0
     
  6. traynor_garnet

    traynor_garnet Member

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    Can you go into a bit more detail? What exactly do you hear?

    Thanks
    TG
     
  7. meterman

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    Definitely safe, straight from Paul C. I do this occasionally, you get a *slight* increase in output, clarity, headroom, and 'punch'. Not night and day but cool....I generally feel like pedals running at 18V have a wider frequency response, don't know if that's true or just perception....
     
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    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    How do you guys run the higher power? Do I need to get a separate wall wart plug?
     
  9. TooManyHobbies

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    You can get 18 v from a VL PP2 or similar power supply with a Y cable (2 power channels to one pedal).
     
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    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    edgewound Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey, Steve...

    Thanks for helping out the less informed.

    I run my EMG's with 18volts, and get more headroom before the pickups preamp clips from hard picking attack. It gets rid of the 'grating'.

    My friend Oz Fox gave that suggestion....works great.
     
  13. traynor_garnet

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    Awesome thread guys! I actually lost track of this thread and didn't see most of the posts :jo

    Anyway, I think I will pickup an 18 v Dunlop adaptor and try it out. I LOVE this pedal; it is exactly what I have been searching and searching for.

    TG
     
  14. galliant

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    can the Timmy run on 18volts too?
     
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  16. Brantleycoker

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    the tim is regualted at 9v right?
     

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