Eternity on batteries Vs Power Supply?

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  1. Axe_78th

    Axe_78th Member

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    I haven't had a chance to A/B the differences. Perhaps you guys might save me the trouble. Any of you think the Eternity sounds better on a battery than a power supply? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Waxhead

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    please stop polluting the environment with batteries :horse
     
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    most of my od pedals do beter with batteries.
     
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    Thanks so far, Anybody out there prefer their Eternity with a battery over a power supply?
     
  5. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    As a general rule, I use batteries with all my Fuzz/OD/Boost pedals. I have actually spent some time with my Eternity and checked out the difference - very, very subtle, but I think I can hear one. Its weird, but my tone sounded "bouncier" with the batteries - so I would guess that the difference is more in feel as opposed to tone. Other OD's have demonstrated a more pronounced difference (my FAB 50 and Beano Boost come to mind) where I could detect differences in both tone and feel.

    These days I just stick a dummy plug in my DC jacks when not using my pedalboard to save some life on the batteries. I have also tried to hear the carbon battery vs Alkaline battery difference, but couldn't really hear it - but I can get carbon batteries at the dollar store for about 50 cents apiece, so I go that direction. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Improviser

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    I found little difference in tone between using carbon batteries or a quality (eg Voodoo Lab) power supply with this pedal.
     
  7. auratnik

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    I prefer batteries with all of my pedals. Boss DD3 sound georgeus with battery but it don't last long.
     
  8. gtrfinder

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    This is your Eternity
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    This is your Eternity on batteries
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    Any questions?
     
  9. dividedsky

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    A battery will last a really long time in the E, maybe not 8 years like in a Fuzz Factory, but still a considerable amount of time.
     
  10. jb1911

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    I prefer to not use batteries and it has nothing to do with the environment. Power supplies give me one less thing to worry about. In fact, I like the way almost all pedals sound better with a power supply
     
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    So do I - plus
    please stop polluting the environment.
    It's completely unnecessary to use batteries and much more expensive in the long run :jo
     
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    Depending on what power supply and what pedals you use! I can get batteries for $1 each. Instead of a pedal power, I could buy 169 batteries. That would last a very very long time in Od/fuzz pedals.

    But yeah, I like a power supply better so I can keep my effects mounted.
     
  13. GuitarBrent

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    Batteries will make no difference in this pedal. Batteries make the most noticeable difference in a Fuzz Face circuit. Other fuzzes and ODs, it doesn't matter, so use a power supply and keep'em hooked up. I had a Roadhouse E and tried it both ways. Sounded exactly the same (batteries vs. power supply) through 3 different amps and with 4 different guitars. Any difference is psychosomatic.
     
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    yeah thats the way i feel too...for a non-pro guitarist liek me,who can spend that kinda cash on batteries all the time???

    I can't tell the difference
     
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    I agree. I hear the diff. between carbon and alkaline batteries and have bought a few used pedals that came with alkaline pedals and soudned MUCH better when I put a fresh carbon battery in them. I think thye are warmer and less sterile sounding. ymmv.
     
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    Im using my burst E with the sag tap on my pp2...I think it sounds great.
     

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