Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 39 customer reviews
This is easily one of the best additions any guitar player can add to their rig. Power your entire pedalboard from one source, and remove ground noise. Great piece!
from Charlottesville, Va, USA
April 17, 2013
Does the job as advertizedHad the Pedal power 2 for a while now, and everything's working great. Some of the weirder effects I'm powering include a Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone compressor and an Akai Headrush E1 delay. Smooth sailing, despite some odd power requirements there. Supply fits great under my Pedaltrain board, which I bought together with this unit. Clean, dependable, versatile power supply. Sweetwater is an excellent company to deal with.
from Glen, New Hampshire
April 2, 2013Music Background:
A Power Supply you can depend on!For the basic pedal setup, this is the supply that gets the job done. If you have 18v pedals, I suggest getting a "double cable" since this only has 9v outputs. When you're playing, you don't even know its there.
from Akron Ohio
April 2, 2013Music Background:
Punk rock electronic musician
Reliable Bottomline!Great PC of gear! Spend the money..it will save your wallet in the end trying to keep up with fresh new 9 volt batts!
from Detroit, MI
January 26, 2013Music Background:
Guitarist, recording engineer
Absolutely worth it!Get rid of the daisy chain and buy this. Now.
from Asheville, NC
December 9, 2012Music Background:
clean power, sturdy housingI haven't had this long, so time will tell on how well it holds up on the road. It does what it's supposed to do, clean power to up to 8 pedals. The housing seems very sturdy and the cables are plenty long (too long even) to run to any pedals on your board.
from Paducah, KY
November 27, 2012Music Background:
PP2You know how everyone everywhere says all this stuff about how awesome this thing is? They are correct. I'd still stick with cheap batteries on your fuzzes though.
from Hot Springs, AR
November 14, 2012Music Background:
Very Well PleasedI bought the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus to go with my Pedaltrain Pro pedalboard. Easy to install and no more noise, unlike my other power supply. I'm very well pleased and the customer service from Sweetwater was great as usual.
from Knoxville, Tn
September 20, 2012Music Background:
Professional Audio Engineer, Musician, Gear Junky...
Very nice!Highly recommend! Very quiet, not too big, professional grade, plenty of power...not much to say, just a great little power supply, built to last.
from Bethel Vt
July 17, 2012Music Background:
Radio Ad Exec., pro 'voice' for radio station, semi-pro guitarist
Great Customer Service!You guys are great! I was sitting at my office, and my sales guy called just to make sure everything was going well with my purchased gear. You guys need to hold a 'Customer Service' course for other online businesses!
But I think you have already rattled some cages in the industry. Seems everybody is very friendly lately....but never received a follow-up call from the OTHER GUYS!
Keep up the good work.
from Springfield, VA
July 10, 2012Music Background:
Voodoo lab 2Great piece of gear, perfect for my pedal train, the people at sweetwater are the best, fast shipping and great customer service.
from Marshall, IL USA
July 7, 2012Music Background:
Musician, Live worship band, Rock band (Good Morning Midnight), studio musician
AwesomeI was surprised at how many cables came with it. I love that I can now properly power my Cathedral reverb, RAT2, and other pedals all on the same brick. It's solid, it comes with mounting brackets... I won't be able to damage it anytime soon.
March 13, 2012Music Background:
PerfectI have pedals that need 9 volts, 12 volts, higher current, and 18 volts. This small, low profile, easy to hide box handles all of them.
from Clifton, VA
March 2, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist / Gigging Musician
Powerful, quiet, feature-packedI got this Voodoo Lab to run with my Pedal Train Jr.Board from Sweetwater- very nice power supply. Rich in features I will probably rarely use - I just wanted a basic but powerful isolated supply and this fits the bill nicely. A little pricey but in the long run it will likely pay for itself, fits the Pedaltrain perfectly and lets face it its nice to have a quiet rig in the studio and on stage and this helps with that tremendously. Highly recommend. :)
from United States
February 15, 2012Music Background:
Great clean powerAfter the one spot, this thing is pro. matched with a pedaltrain, it is the ultimate power supply. way quieter than the one spot because of the separated power channels. You need this power supply!!!! don't hesitate get one!
from amsterdam, ny
November 25, 2011Music Background:
truly compact powermakes your pedal board power life, easy as pie.
from Arlington, TX USA
November 18, 2011Music Background:
recording engineer and veteran musician
Finally! Clean power and plenty of it!After 12+ years of limping along on an old Signal Flex thing, this is like a breath of fresh air. Hum and buzz and insufficient power are no longer a problem. This powers everything from my Line 6 FM4 to my Hot Cake to my DD-3 to my old AC-powered Ross Phaser Distortion (hooray for the extra outlet on the back!).
from Nashville, TN / Indianapolis, IN
July 26, 2011Music Background:
professional musician, session guitarist, guitar tech
Scary Good!Absolutely blown away! I am kicking myself for putting up with the hum I thought was "just part of having several pedals." Not only did the PP2+ kill all my ground-loop hum, It gave my pedals the current they have been hungry for and improved tone!
The difference between the PP2+ and my old power supply is so drastic that I no longer mind the price I paid for it (and I almost feel too bad to sell my old one to anyone else)!
If you are a working musician (or even just one who enjoys jamming with friends, but is serious about your tone) you NEED this power supply! (check out the smaller Voodoo Lab 5 Spot for smaller boards)
from Prineville, OR
July 20, 2011Music Background:
Does Exactly What it PromisesI was constructing a custom pedalboard using a Gator GigBox as my starting point. I have a total of 11 pedals from Boss to ProCo to Ibanez ending with a stereo pedal. (Some pedals requiring PSA or ACA power feeds) I was using a Visual Sound One Spot that daisy chained the power grounds and had terrible hum issues. After some research I came across reviews about the Pedal Power 2 at Sweetwater.com with customers dealing with the same issues that I was dealing with. $170 vs. $20 seemed like a steep price point, but the customer reviews were all positive. I went ahead and ordered two pedal powers, and they came a week later. Installation was simple as they fit in the compartment underneath where the pedals velcro to. I learned that it was also important to make sure that your wah pedal is out from over the top of the pedal power as it causes some hum. I plugged every thing in including stereo amps and the pedals were stone silent. (not even a ground loop from running stereo amp) I was impressed. Pedal Power delivers the goods. I will recommend any guitarist needing proper power for their pedalboard to try out the Pedal Power 2.
December 25, 2010Music Background:
Simple, quiet, and stable PowerThe Pedal Power 2 Plus from Voodoo Lab is the best way to power up your pedalboard or rack mounted pedal system.
It offers many features not found on other units, or a higher quality version of similar features. I set up my PP2+ in about 5 minutes! Thats all it takes to get this outstanding product up and running!
To clarify for someone new to power supplies, with the switches on the bottom of the unit down, you have eight 9V outlets that are all isolated and SILENT! With the switches on the unit in the ON position (Which is clearly labeled) you have four high milliamp 9V outputs, two 12.3V high milliamp outputs, and two 9V outputs than can be lowered (Via the two dials on the right) to 4V. And you can mix and match the outputs to whatever you need for your board. I have mine powering (in signal order) a Morley Bad horsie 2 wah, an ABY box, an Overdrive with Germanium transistors (I mention this because some people say the PP2+ messes with these, they sound just like they do with batteries) a BOSS DS-2, a Dunlop UniVibe, and an Electro Harmonix memory toy.
It powers all of these with two outlets left! Nice job Voodoo Lab, I'd buy it all over again!
August 16, 2010Music Background:
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 PlusI was having the hardest time with excessive noise and hum with my pedalboard rig - using a cheap, multi-pedal power supply set up. Then a buddy suggest edI try his Pedal Power. After hooking it up to my pedals, I became a big believer in "you get what you pay for" - this thing made the noise just go away. I ordered my own the next day. The unit is built like a tank and I have had no issues at all with it for over a year. I love mine!
from Reno, NV
August 10, 2010Music Background:
Great power supply!This is about as good as it gets with regards to pedalboard power supplies. Good rugged build quality and top notch performance. Very easy to use and a well written manual included. No noise issues at all. I'm guessing in time this will pay for itself by no longer having to buy 9 volt batteries! It also fits nicely mounted under my pedaltrain board.
April 11, 2010Music Background:
Hobbyist: home recording, guitarist, bassist, electronic music experimentation
I guess you do get what you pay for!I've been an effects pedal junky for over 10 years, but never thought much of the power supply. I've seen many of my guitar hero's have these power supplies on their boards, but never understood why anyone, even a pro, would pay around $170 for a power supply. I continued to use a cheap $20 9V 200 mA wall-wart, running into a BOSS NS-2, daisy-chained to a bunch of pedals, until all the pedals I plugged in far exceeded the 200 mA output, and I was concerned about frying something. Also, my signal was riddled with ground loops, extremely noisey (especially my BOSS RE-20 Space Echo, it was so noisey, even BYPASSED, I thought of just not using it)! Finally I decided to try the Pedal Power 2 Plus... and it worked Amazingly! It cleaned up my signal exponentially.... even my RE-20! Now all my pedals actually sound how they are supposed to sound, and I understand why the pros had better sounds than I did, even when I used the exact same effects they did. I'm running 8 BOSS pedals, and my Dunlop 95Q (with it's ECB-03 adapter plugged into the Pedal Power's rear AC outlet) together, and it sounds cleaner than daisy-chaining 3 pedals together. Awesome product, one of the best purchases I have made for my guitar tone, period.
Also, the SAG feature on Outputs 7 and 8 is pretty cool to mess with on analog distortion/overdrive pedals.
from Madison, WI
May 18, 2009Music Background:
Alt Jazz and Rock guitarist
A very good investmentThis power supply has quieted down my pedalboard. I'm using it to power an MXR Script Phase 90, a Boss CE-20, and an Xotic RC Booster. The Phase 90 runs noticeably more quietly with the PP2, as compared to the 1-Spot: much less swirling noise when the effect is on. And the PP2 powers the CE-20 (off of port 5 or 6, for higher currents), whereas the 1-Spot did not. And the PP2 has an extra outlet that I can use to plug in the power supply for my Twin Tube overdrive pedal.
Overall, I am very pleased with the drop in ambient noise after installing this power supply. I expect that it will happily power some additional pedals on my board.
from Westerville, OH
May 6, 2013Music Background:
Great power supply!Very good power supply. The pedal tone really does shine through versus using the 1spot. There is no signal hum. It is exactly as advertised and the mounting to PP2 is seamless. The only reason I gave it 4.5 instead of 5 stars is because it's so pricey.
March 2, 2013Music Background:
ole hippy still rockin
kicks butthate hiss and noisy pedals.......this cured my problems and my board is much cleaner and easier to use.
from Warren MI
January 13, 2013Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Pro Musician, Hobbyist, Student, etc
Power To Da Pedals!Great pwr supply!
Interfaced perfectly with my new Pedalltrain Pro, and I was able to power up most of my pedals.
I'd give it 5 stars if they would've provided a few more cables with it, like a couple reverse polarity and doubler cables...but I just made my own as I needed them...
January 9, 2013Music Background:
Semi-Pro Musician and Worship Leader
Less Noise than the One SpotThese things are great. They fit perfectly under my Pedaltrain PT-2. Hint* they are suppose too. TJ was great with helping me make sure it powered all the pedals on my board. Perfect
from Virden, IL
January 7, 2013Music Background:
Worship leader, Recording Engineer
The POWER!This pedal does what I need it to do. I have a fishman aura 16, an Ability midi Controller, dd6, tuner and a tech 21 oxford. My wireless is using the 120 watt plug in the back. it is a little more cost wise than so of the lower end stuff, but this power supply is built like a tank. I would suggest this to anyone. love it. zero noise!
from Redding, CA USA
October 9, 2012Music Background:
SmoothThis thing works flawlessly. I'm only using it for standard pedals, but it works great for those. Easy to install on a pedal train board.
from LA CA
July 18, 2012Music Background:
Electronics engineer, guitarist, constant builder
Couldn't make it better myself!I bought this because my friend commissioned me to build a power supply with eight isolated outputs. I could buy a transformer with eight secondaries, but not a toroidal transformer with eight secondaries! The regulation was about as good as my design and the packaging was smaller to boot. The price was about the same, too, though Sweetwater had a sale price that made the deal too good to pass up.
My friend was blown away by the quiet power for his effects and I was save a bit of work. I would recommend this product to any professional musician with a pedal board.
from fort worth, tx
April 26, 2012Music Background:
Great powergreat power for your pedals. easy to install on a PT-2. would give it a 5 if it had more power outlets and if it included the voltage doubler, i had to order the doubler separately. but no big deal.
February 29, 2012
Like It!There are a lot of new supplies on the market, but this workhorse is the right supply at the right price every time. I bought this to supply a second board, I didn't really think of the project as serious until i bought the power supply. Seems expensive when you go to buy something that doesn't make a new effect or add to your arsenal of tones, but it will act as a life preserver for all your pedals and keep you looking and sounding professional at all your gigs.
from seattle wa
November 30, 2011
Love it!Life's so much easier now with my PP2+! Always loved the idea of variable voltage for fuzz and distortion pedals and it really works as advertised -- just like batteries drained below 9 volt - creamier around 7 volts, spitty and wacky around 4 volts. The varied voltage for different pedals is great. Only thing I'd like to see improved is better on-board identification of what the dip switches do. As-is I have to refer to the manual since I don't change them up very often
from Barrie ,Ontario, CANADA
October 31, 2011Music Background:
Smokin' Power Supply!!!Just a great all around unit!! Matched up with my "Pedaltrain Pro" board perfect!! Highly Recommend!!
August 15, 2011Music Background:
recording engineer, Pro musician, Composer & Arranger
Get rid of that noisethe best along its competitors. flexible with different kinds of pedals, great with the pedal train. Sturdy
from Detroit, MI
July 22, 2011Music Background:
Pedal Power 2 plus is what you needAll my pedals sounded better without the occasional drop outs and glitches I experienced with my old power supply. Cleaned up the wall wart situation too.
Wish they made one with a couple more outputs for the complete pedal junkie (like me).
from New Brunswick, NJ
July 14, 2011Music Background:
Nice gearEverything I read about this pedal on the positive side is true, so no need to repeat this again. One thing to watch out for is that the power supply and aux electrical jack do not line up perfectly with holes on the Pedaltrain PT/2-SC so you have to really be careful about where you drill the screw holes. Otherwise you either cannnot get a plug into the outlet or you cannot attach the power supply. A friend of mind had the same problem.
from United States
May 10, 2013Music Background:
Pretty goodThere is a reason why all the pros use it.
April 14, 2012Music Background:
Works rightBolted into pedaltrain 2 after some drilling - nice fit.
Wish is came with some more y-cables for more pedals