Hey everyone, before i begin let me apologize if this has been discussed before. i spent the last 15 minutes searching through the boards here to make sure i wasnt being redundant, and i was unable to find anything, so here goes..
i recently got a great deal on an od-20 brand new in the box, totally mint. very excited to dig in and get crankin with this thing, but i am a little startled by several things.
As a lot of you probably know, Boss insists that their users ONLY plug in with their super special PSA adapters for $21, conveniently not included. I have done lots of research over the last hour and the general consensus is that Boss PSA adapters are very poorly made and unreliable, and generally just a marketing scare-tactic to increase sales, a good business model i suppose, but not very cool as a consumer.
The Boss OD-20 consumes 85mA and i currently use a Visual Sound One-Spot with a max of 1700mA, more than enough for this and the other 5 pedals, wah & tuner im running. It is 9V, just like the OD-20 requires. One of my main concerns is the polarity. Apparently boss pedals/adapters are negative and most others are positive? Not 100% on this, but i dont want to damage anything, as i dont have a warranty, and this pedal is discontinued. Also dont want to blow up anything else i own. I hope im just being overly cautious, but if anyone more knowledgable than I can assist in the matter i would greatly appreciate it.
Is the One-Spot safe to run with this large boss twin pedal? will the polarity be an issue? do i REALLY need their fancy PSA adapter? Will there be a noise-issue if i go another route?
Please let me know if i can provide any other info to help solve this quandry. thanks a million!