Powering a Keeley Fuzz Head

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Voxguy76, Feb 15, 2008.


  1. Voxguy76

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    Can Keeley's fuzz head be powered with a 1 spot? I was under the impression that with most fuzz's, unless its an individual power supply solely for the fuzz could result in damaging the pedal.
     
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    That risk relates specifically to germanium fuzz pedals with positive ground (+9v) which are often labelled "PNP" and can't share a daisy chain with regular -9v pedals. The Keeley, although a germanium fuzz, is actually -9v "NPN" so will not blow the supply.

    I have to say though, I tried to power a fuzz head from a one spot once and the amount of white noise was impossible to deal with. I'd recommend sticking with a battery.
     
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    I use a 1-spot w/ my FH to great result. It works w/ out any noise.
     
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    It does not make much difference with a FH. At least to me. I love that pedal. I power mine from the power supply on my board (as I do the JAva Boost as well). As it is a hybrid and original design based loosly on a Fuzz Face it does not have the FF issues.
     

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