Ernie Ball debuts Volt compact pedalboard power supply

Ernie Ball Volt
(Image credit: Ernie Ball)

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Ernie Ball has been steadily expanding its guitar accessory offering over the past few years, and now it’s entered the pedalboard power supply arena with the diminutive Volt.

The compact design measures just 90x59x23mm – smaller than a pack of the company’s iconic Slinky electric guitar strings – and features five regulated 9/18V outputs, rated at 300mA apiece.

Each output features LED indicators, with short circuit and thermal protection, as well as “complete electrical isolation”, according to Ernie Ball.

Interchangeable US, UK, EU and China plugs are included for the unit’s universal AC adaptor, while multiple Volts can be daisy-chained together for more power – similar to Cioks’ DC Link and Strymon’s Ojai power supplies.

The Volt is available from February for $99. Ernie Ball has more info.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.