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Who still using battery to power the fuzz?

Sandro

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710
I do, but is such of a PITA to keep up plug in plug out, I just would love to use my one-spot and forget about.

What you use?

Sandro
 
M

Member 995

I have batteries in all of my fuzz pedals (Fuzz Factory, Little Big Muff, Mastotron).
 

devnulljp

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1,580
Batteries, especially in fuzz face circuits.
I have quite a few fuzzes without AC taps anyway, but might try the PP2 with the D*A*M pedals some day.
 

charmboy

Member
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1,690
I use batteries in mine. I never really understood what the big deal is with pulling a plug out of the input or turning them off when they have this option. On my BYOC Bender, the only reason I wired the AC, was so I can put a dummy plug in while not using.

Besides, now I can put my fuzzes PLUS 8 other pedals on my board and still be covered with my PP2+.
 

gls500

Silver Supporting Member
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778
I have one fuzz at the front of my pedal chain, so batteries aren't an issue.
 

charmboy

Member
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1,690
It's not just a matter of hum... when using non-alkaline batteries as opposed to pedal power or alkaline batteries, they actually sound more open with a wider tonal response as well. It's a noticeable improvement. There's an a/b clip on analogman's site demonstrating this. Tried it myself as well with the same results.
 

cubistguitar

Member
Messages
5,909
Batteries rock. I use em in three pedals that are tranny based and they sound excellent. As mentioned above, with PP2+ I get 8 plus 3 pedals. Really I have a power tap for three more adapters and connect then off the convenience plug as well.

Anyway, sometimes I forget the three pedals input jacks and have to change batteries, but it is regular routine now to unplug these few pedals.
 

mobis8

Member
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611
I have my pedals in a shelf on my rack, and use a midi controller to bring them in and out of my signal so I can't use batteries (I never unplug them).

I have a Lunar Module that I run using the PPII+ and it sounds just fine... I did have a BBB07 in there but it is batteries only so it is in the process of being replaced.
 

shakti

Supporting Member
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1,310
Batteries for fuzz always. I actually found that 12V from a power supply sounded equally good with a D*A*M Ram Head (Big Muff clone), but aside from that, all fuzzes get a battery. ODs usually aren't as selective though, IME.

One nice solution if you have a pedalboard permanently set up is to use a battery drawer and then run a power cable from that to the pedal's power inlet. Gives you the benefit of easy battery swapping. Combine it with a battery kill switch, and you're set to go.
 

Purple

Member
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840
Yeah, fuzzes, and many non-opamp boosters and drives just sound and feel better to me with batteries, usually the non-alk kind.
 

wingwalker

Fuzzy Guitars
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6,785
Batteries all the way...I prefer them in my fuzz boxes as well as my Beano boost and even like them in my wah pedals...
 

geetarman

Gold Supporting Member
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2,116
Carbon zinc batteries in my Fuzzface always but my Big Muff clone is hooked up to a power supply.
 

JUSTJOB

Member
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2,404
I too am guilty of continueing to use carbon 9volt batteries as the only source of power in most of my Fuzz pedals.:)
 

fishlog

Silver Supporting Member
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2,028
I got my adaptor today for my Hendrix Fuzzface Fuzz, I will see if there is any real difference tomorrow.
 




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