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In praise of the Birdcord

Grenville

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A couple of years ago I bought myself a Songbirdfx Birdcord, a little device that converts a 5v signal from a powerbank battery, like one you might charge your phone with, into 9v so you can power effects pedals with it.

I left it, and the 10000mah powerbank I bought elsewhere, in storage for many months before getting them out and giving them a go late last year, in time for end-of-year gigs and celebrations.

Why did I leave it so long? Works a treat. I ran four rehearsals without recharging, and could have done several more. Being battery operated now, my board was quiet as a mouse.

Very impressed, well done Songbirdfx!



 

TheoDog

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I agree the powerbank plus 5-9v converter is a breakthrough. Unfortunately, the limit is still high draw devices. For example, the powerbank I bought is not quite strong enough to provide juice for my HX Stomp which would be a game changer for portability.
 

Grenville

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Interesting thought. I tried it with a Strymon Iridium added to the board, and it works well.
 




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