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  • Poll: Do you use batteries in your pedals?

    This is coming over from that "grinds my gears" thread.
    Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro, Epiphone Les Paul Standard (for sale), Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez AF75 (for sale), Alvarez Artist, Washburn Taurus, Fender Precision, Rogue MandolinAmps: Traynor YCV40WR, SWR LA12, Behringer BX3000T head/Steel Sound 2x12 bass cabPedals: Too many to list...Good deals: knives490, slufay, Jim Hunter, deadanddreaming, lank81, MickTaylorFan, jmecale72, billy budapest, melx, CRANK, Mdsmithii, juankyman

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    **************** yes I do.

    I really try to avoid buying pedals that require a 9v power supply but don't allow you to use batteries. If I want to be "green" then I'll just run it with an adapter, but I don't need the builder to make that decision for me.
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    • #3
      Always use batteries in my fuzz and wah

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      • #4
        ha ha. I'm about half and half.

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        • #5
          I use an adapter 99% of the time. Occasionally I'll use a tuner with batteries if I don't feel like plugging in my pedalboard, or if I'm playing a gig where I only need a tuner or something, but other than that, it's always adapters.
          Blakemore Effects (I now sell Dr. Scientist and DMB pedals in addition to my own.)
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          • #6

            I really try to avoid buying pedals that require a 9v power supply but don't allow you to use batteries. If I want to be "green" then I'll just run it with an adapter, but I don't need the builder to make that decision for me.


            The only one that I even own is the MXR 10 band EQ.

            I've got pedals that are velcro'd to my board, and they will stay plugged in. I also have pedals that I use off the board, and if I'm using only one or two pedals, I generally use the batteries.
            Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro, Epiphone Les Paul Standard (for sale), Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez AF75 (for sale), Alvarez Artist, Washburn Taurus, Fender Precision, Rogue MandolinAmps: Traynor YCV40WR, SWR LA12, Behringer BX3000T head/Steel Sound 2x12 bass cabPedals: Too many to list...Good deals: knives490, slufay, Jim Hunter, deadanddreaming, lank81, MickTaylorFan, jmecale72, billy budapest, melx, CRANK, Mdsmithii, juankyman

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            • #7
              No, it's a hassle and a waste of money + more garbage to throw away.
              we could be dangerous: art, as a real threat

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              • #8
                nerp
                God is love, and love is real.




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                • #9
                  Never. I like pedal builders that have made a stand on it too, good for them.

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                  • #10
                    Lately since my 'board' is so small, I've been using dirt with batteries
                    Its first in my chain, I only use one at a time = can unplug to save battery easily, reduces wiring annoyance when switching dirt
                    Other than that, no thanks
                    Jbrazz (lol)

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                    • #11
                      Nope. I have a lot of power-hungry digital pedals and the majority of my pedals don't take batteries anyway.
                      broke my hand on a pineapple… didn't even care

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                      • #12
                        Never. I like pedal builders that have made a stand on it too, good for them.


                        Just out of curiosity, do you ever use just one pedal, or do you always use a pedalboard?
                        Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro, Epiphone Les Paul Standard (for sale), Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez AF75 (for sale), Alvarez Artist, Washburn Taurus, Fender Precision, Rogue MandolinAmps: Traynor YCV40WR, SWR LA12, Behringer BX3000T head/Steel Sound 2x12 bass cabPedals: Too many to list...Good deals: knives490, slufay, Jim Hunter, deadanddreaming, lank81, MickTaylorFan, jmecale72, billy budapest, melx, CRANK, Mdsmithii, juankyman

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                        • #13
                          I used batteries when i had just my PT100, SD-1 and DL-4.Then i bought a couple more pedals. I realized i was spending more than i wanted to on batteries so i went out and bought a cheap $30 Ispot power supply. It even came with a 12volt adapter for my DL-4. Fantastic Purchase.

                          Besides its not like putting in vintage batteries makes is sound better!
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                          • #14
                            We don't need no stinkin batteries
                            Originally Posted by EL KABONG


                            On Mayers playing... I think he is writing to try and impress the wrong kind of chicks. He is writing to impress the Jennifer Anniston, Paris Hilton crowd. Anniston thinks his music is seriously "intense" so its working. If you think about it we're all just trying to impress the chicks. I think I write or play to impress the hot cool hippy chicks not mega millionaires actresses, thats why he sounds plastic.

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                            • #15
                              I mostly use a power supply except for a couple of pedals like my old MXR Phase 90 which only takes batteries. I also use a battery in my germanium fuzz pedal although it does have a power jack.
                              ~ Fear is your only god ~

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