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ok, i've got a question for anyone with electronics knowlege... some time back i picked up one of those danelectro fab overdrive pedals. i wasn't expecting much, but for $15 i figured that if i got one usable sound out of it, it would be great and, to be honest, i wasn't disappointed at all... but, i was thinking about buying another and gutting them and putting their innards into a single case to make an overdrive with 2 cascading gain stages. now, the issue i'm having... unless i'm able to wire them up to run off of one 9v, there's no real point to doing this. other than the fun of getting to make some frankenstein effect pedal... which i suppose is reason enough. anyhow, i was wondering if anyone could help me out and tell me if i could run both off of one battery or not. in either case, any additional tips on how to go about wiring them together would be greatly appreciated. thanks...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

11 years ago

Running them parallel would work just fine, they'd use the battery faster though, if the electronics aren't over fussy or have a current regulator you could use a set or 6AA batteries instead for longer life...

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JuCo
JuCo

Reply 11 years ago

that's not a bad idea, thanks... hmmm... you think i could put together a battery pack and test one pedal with the 6 AA's? this way, i'd only be sacrificing one pedal, if it does fry it, and get all that outta the way before i start planning the case and all that.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Well It shouldn't fry it, same voltage thereabouts or lower with rechargeables... However the circuitry could be designed with a 9V battery in mind, it shouldn't damage it but check before hand, with rechargeables you're look at 1.2V per cell which equates to using 7 and a half batteries, really it means you need to figure that it works on either 8.4V or 9.6V... That would allow for allow more battery life though and would be easier to use and cheaper since 6 alkaline AA's live alot longer than one 9V at the same current draw...

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JuCo
JuCo

Reply 11 years ago

alright... thanks again. once i get around to the project, i'll let you know how i goes.

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

11 years ago

Yeah you could it would just have shorter battery life. I imagine you could just tap into the battery leads and connect them to the other pedal.

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JuCo
JuCo

Reply 11 years ago

cool, thanks