Battery or power supply for Tchula...

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  1. The Gainster

    The Gainster Member

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    I have been using a great COT 50 Sean built me in the early 2000's... hasn't left my board since.

    I bought a Tchula a few weeks ago and powered her up with the MXR mini iso brick and she sounded pretty close to the old school 50 I have been using... a bit warmer and louder but not by much.. I then unplugged the supply and the Tchula seemed to calm down a bit, in a good way tone wise, so I plugged her in and unplugged her multiple times with the same conclusion.

    I and using a Two Rock Studio Pro 22 with a couple PRS guitars...

    What have you folks noticed?
     
  2. abby_normal

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    Maybe ask your question in the Lovepedal thread. They will help you out.
     
  3. The Gainster

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    Not really a question as I have answered it for myself, just want to know other musicians experiences.... :)
     
  4. Moody Tuner

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    To confirm: You’ve tried multiple 9volt batters and / or a fresh / never used battery?
     
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  5. youandme

    youandme Gold Supporting Member

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    Tchula always sounds better with a battery imho...
    I have been using it with a virtual battery by gigrig though,with great results....
     
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  6. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg I Drink and I Know Things. Silver Supporting Member

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    You still have to drill a hole in the enclosure for the Virtual Battery's lead, right?
     
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    youandme Gold Supporting Member

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    Nope... it’s a standard plug
     
  8. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg I Drink and I Know Things. Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks! I've just been looking for something like the VB instead of battery snap adapters for battery only pedals without drilling holes in them. I think I'm screwed(or 'drilled' in this case:facepalm)
     
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    MAGICboy Gold Supporting Member

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    I’m almost positive Danny made a snap version from gigrig.

    I think I have one! I’ll check my bag of goodies tomorrow and follow up.
     
  10. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg I Drink and I Know Things. Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks Sean! I appreciate it :aok
     
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  12. The Gainster

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    Sure... dollar store to alkaline .... :) I'm really OCD about pedal tone ect. so I spend way too much time woodshedding with things like this... lol
     
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  13. The Gainster

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    not aware of this... thanks! If the Tchula is anything like the 50 I have, battery life isn't a concern what so ever... I at times have had the same battery in the 50 for 6 months or more and the battery is still kicking... I change it with a freshy to be safe.
     
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  14. jpagey

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    The Gainster is back!
     
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  15. The Gainster

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    Older but not wiser and very retired... :) Smaller rig all around and mostly the same pedals... :cool: Two "new" amps and a new PRS...

    Playing a Two Rock changed my board... and is lighter and smaller....
     

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