Super versatile OD pedal (like Gain Changer) that runs on batteries??

Metalex

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The Barber Gain Changer is my favorite overdrive, far and away......closely followed by the Compact Direct Drive. I can get anything I need out of either of them. But, I want a pedal that I can throw in my gig bag and use for quicky rehearsals, sit-ins and jams, that runs on batteries. Being able to dial in the mids and low end helps, as well. Generally using it for Fender axes into Fender reverb amps.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

- A
 

Pao

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David Barber actually liked the idea of having batteries. But with the amount of stuff he put in those compact pedals, he had to remove the battery bit. At least he made sure that the knobs aren't cramped up and there's enough space for you to actually stomp on the thing.

There's an upcoming GCX pedal which is a big box version of the GC with an additional knob. AFAIK, all the big box versions can all run on batteries.

Here's the thread: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/barber-gcx-anticipation-thread.1771417/

Here's a picture:
 

Metalex

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David Barber actually liked the idea of having batteries. But with the amount of stuff he put in those compact pedals, he had to remove the battery bit. At least he made sure that the knobs aren't cramped up and there's enough space for you to actually stomp on the thing.

There's an upcoming GCX pedal which is a big box version of the GC with an additional knob. AFAIK, all the big box versions can all run on batteries.

Here's the thread: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/barber-gcx-anticipation-thread.1771417/
Well.....THAT's almost as if he were reading my mind. Perfect. Thanks!
 

WillLane

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What may be your solution to use your Gain Changer is just to use an adapter of a 2.1mm standard barrel to 9v connections. I think those are made by someone somewhere. It will not look as neat as having the battery internal but it will serve the same purpose.

Edit: Here it is. You may want to check the polarity of the plug relative to the 9v contacts to make sure the polarity is right. If not, just chop the cable and flop the wires 180 degrees, solder together, and seal with some electrical tape (or just find a similar product with proper polarity). http://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...020eeet3kJpMPsBPdaqR5HJaYyvgODyZ4VhoCNsHw_wcB
 




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