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Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter   

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The Dunlop ECB-004 18V DC Adapter is a quiet, well-regulated power supply that powers most effects pedals that run on 18 volts. With 1000mA of curren...Read More

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Properly power your 18V pedals with an adapter you can count on.

The Dunlop ECB-004 18V DC Adapter is a quiet, well-regulated power supply that powers most effects pedals that run on 18 volts. With 1000mA of current, the ECB-004 can even run power supplies such as the DC Brick. 2.1mm by 5.5mm positive barrel with negative center.

Note: Be sure to check the label on the power supply to ensure compatibility with your effects pedal. ECB-004 adapters manufactured before summer 2011 had a current rating of 150mA and are not compatible with the DC Brick. Newer ECB-004 manufactured summer 2011 or later, which are marked with a current rating of 1A (1000mA), can safely be used with the DC Brick.


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DunlopECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (5)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

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    • Quality oriented (6)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works just like it should.

I npirchased the adaptor for use with my MXR EVH117 flanger. Worked perfectly until I realized another pedal in my daisy chain was my achilles heal. The Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus eats...Read complete review

I npirchased the adaptor for use with my MXR EVH117 flanger. Worked perfectly until I realized another pedal in my daisy chain was my achilles heal. The Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus eats through batteries like pacman at a blue ghost benefit for the blind. Just for kicks I tried the ECB-04 on it and shazaam, no heal to hold us back. Just purchased another and both are still going strong.

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do not buy this

If you buy this what they will actually send to you is the ecb004 which is a faulty unit, not the ecb-04 which is pictured here. The ecb004 you will actually receive is...Read complete review

If you buy this what they will actually send to you is the ecb004 which is a faulty unit, not the ecb-04 which is pictured here. The ecb004 you will actually receive is a noisy defective design.

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4.0

It serves it's purpose..

By Slick Nick

from LV

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Pros

  • Charges Quickly
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting
  • Powerful
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Having Around The House
    • High-End Equipment
    • Portable Electronics
    • Travel

    Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

    I had to get this for an mxr eq I bought but unfortunately it was defective &P On the flip side I was going to get it anyway for my slash crybaby wah and it does exactly what you expect. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I feel like the actual cable itself could be more insulated and thicker but that's just me. If you have an 18 volt pedal that needs power than you can't go wrong with this baby.

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    5.0

    18V Adapter

    By Mike_M

    from Louisville, KY

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    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Footpedals That Use 18v

      Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

      This was purchased to use with a Fulltone Full-Drive 3 that uses anywhere from 9V to 18V. At 18V, the overdrive is cleaner and more of the guitar character shines through. This adapter works perfectly and don't anticipate any problems.

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      5.0

      like a charm

      By MattR

      from Miami, FL

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            Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

            Power adapters may not be that exciting but it is always nice when an item you buy works exactly as expected. I purchased this 18v adapted to power my Plimsoul overdrive pedal. It turns out to be true, the pedal sounds better with 18v over a 9v battery.

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            5.0

            Just the ticket

            By Fatheadcookie

            from Indianapolis

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            Pros

            • Priced right
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • NONE SO FAR

            Best Uses

            • Powering My Evh Flanger

            Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

            The price is right and it works like a charm on my EVH Flanger. Since it uses 2 9Volt batteries, the cost is not much more then a switch out or two.

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            5.0

            Works Great On Pedals That Can Handle It

            By Snouter

            from Connecticut

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            • Good Value

            Cons

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                Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                Works great. I use it with my Suhr Jack Rabbit and FOXROX Octron for more headroom

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works well

                By Ray Lujan

                from Broomfield, CO

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Added Headroom For Pedal
                • Better Dynamics For Pedal
                • Good Value
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                    I have three of these that power my Catalinbread foundation pedals. They increase headroom and dynamics. I couldn't be happier with their performance.

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    OD & Distortion Pedals will love it!

                    By Phoenix Guitar Dude

                    from Phoenix, AZ

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                    • Good Value
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Reliable Performance

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                        Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                        To my ears, most overdrives and distortion pedals come to life when they are running at 18v instead of 9v. Increased headroom, dynamics, etc. The Dunlop ECB-04 is the solution. Well built, quiet & reliable. This unit brings the tone that I love come to life! I love it!

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                        (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        do not buy this

                        By Me-kZrDX

                        from portland, OR

                        Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                        If you buy this what they will actually send to you is the ecb004 which is a faulty unit, not the ecb-04 which is pictured here. The ecb004 you will actually receive is a noisy defective design.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Works just like it should.

                        By musiklyinclined

                        from South Dakota, USA

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                              Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                              I npirchased the adaptor for use with my MXR EVH117 flanger. Worked perfectly until I realized another pedal in my daisy chain was my achilles heal. The Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus eats through batteries like pacman at a blue ghost benefit for the blind. Just for kicks I tried the ECB-04 on it and shazaam, no heal to hold us back. Just purchased another and both are still going strong.

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                              • Personal
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                              • No

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Add headroom and more dynamics to your overdrives.

                              By LoFiBrian

                              from Ohio

                              Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                              Overall im impressed dunlop can offer a regulated 18v supply so cheaply.
                              I got this for my Barber Unlimited overdrive. Most overdrives/distortions that are overbuilt and can handle the overvolatge benefit from it. I originally tried this with the Voltage doubler cable in my T-rex fueltank jr. with my Timmy pedal and was astounded by the effects of going from 9v to 18v. more Clarity, less compresson, more headroom. overall more amplike.

                              With the barber the dynamic range and overall sag was reduced and now with the internal trimmers set to taste it sounds even better.

                              I will warn you that this will toast some pedals that dont have the specified parts inside to handle the voltage increase. You should read the specs or contact the manufacturer to confirm you can do this trick.

                              another plus is this is regulated to give the pedal 17-19 volts. whereas other cheaper adpaters may reach up to 14-22 volts depending on the wall port and the adapter itself. so I know this thing going to work well.

                              The bad part is its the same quality made in china adapter everyone has. I dont think it would survive consisitant tangle and mangle of gigging. but plugged in for at home playing it should last for some time. If Fulltone came out with a 18v adapter like their 9v models I would invest in one. but for now this is the cheapest and best option for giving overdrives 18v's

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