NEG vs POS TIP

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by 4styx, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. 4styx

    4styx Member

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    There's more than a few positive tip pedals out there and it's a pain in the %^&.Why don't they just swap the leads on the DC jack?Am I missing something?
     
  2. GDking

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    As far as a negative vs a positive tip.

    My negative tip is that there is nothing you can ever do about this situation so forget about it and just stop worrying.

    My positive tip is to stay positive!

    :)
     
  3. Tonefish

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    Is there a good reason for doing that (positive tip -v- negative tip)?
     
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    Heheh...
     
  5. coreybox

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    Most the time, when they use a positive tip it is because the pedal is using a positive ground. It is kind of a safety feature.... it forces you to use it on a different power supply than the negative ground pedals.

    Using positive tip on a negative ground pedal is silly though.
     
  6. Tonefish

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    It's not a grounded plug though?

    Must be that safety leads to placing the ground on the safest part of the plug, like the most exposed of the two conductors?
     

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