powering a NKT75 sunface???

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by strat71, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. strat71

    strat71 Member

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    Hi
    i read that you should use non-alcaline batteries to power a old school fuzz like the sunface...

    i wonder if using a sagged output of a voodoo lab pedal power 2 plus can provide the same classic fuzz sound?? at how much voltage should i put the power output???
    anyone tried that? my pedal board is power with the PP2+...

    another question: is it ok to add a led to a classic fuzz like that?? why is the sunface available without led stock (unless wanted...)

    Thanks
    Ben
     
  2. goldenboy

    goldenboy Member

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    The Analogman website talks about why he thinks one should use a cheap non-alkaline battery. He has a sound clip comparing 2 types of battery power. Not a major difference but noticeable.
     
  3. HighSpeedSpoon

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    Ditto on the Analog, and the non-alkaline route is both simple and cheap. Check for yourself, but as I recall, (Analog) Mike Piera says the Voodoo labs is okay, but you need special cable - for 9V center negative I think. It's really important to be sure you have a proper cable if you go the Voodoo route. Check with Mike. Oh yeah, and if it were me and I was using batteries, I'd get the on/off option.
     
  4. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    I for one DO thin it's a pretty big difference and FWIW, I also HATE using a power supply to power my AM Modded NKT275 Fuzz Face...I had Mike install a DC jack on it even thought he suggested against it and he was right it just doesn;t sound very good when powered with a power supply...stick to low buck batteries...I buy mine at the dollar store or someplace like Big Lots for 2 for a dollar and they last forever!!!
     
  5. coolhand78

    coolhand78 Supporting Member

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    i had the dc jack installed and much prefer using batteries, i then went the route of having the switchbale pot installed but it has a different taper and i wasn't into it... So finally i had a micro switch installed where the dc lack was to switch the battery off... All pedal makers who think that their pedals sound better with batteries should do this by default! I highly recommend it!
     
  6. The Pup

    The Pup Supporting Member

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    I uses a cheap 9v battery too. I replaced the gain pot to one with an on/off provision so I would not eat the battery when not in use (while installed on the board).
     

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