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  • Poll: Do you use batteries in your pedals?

    This is coming over from that "grinds my gears" thread. :thu:
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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 :thu:

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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.
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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.
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            • #7
              No, it's a hassle and a waste of money + more garbage to throw away.
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              • #8
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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
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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.
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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?
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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
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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.
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