#1
Hey, I've got a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal. I haven't got a power supply for it. It takes a 9 volt power supply. Which I've just found one. It's not intended for use with the pedal but it's a 9 volt one and it fits the pedal. Will this be safe to use? That's safe for me and my pedal, amp and guitar.
#2
yep, make sure it has a high enough current rating though, too low and it won't be powerful enough, and watch out that the plug is the right polarity, as per this enormous image.
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#4
Check the information on the wall wart vs the information in the DS-1's manual to be sure.

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#5
its a nine volt battery. if its one like a box... it will be fine.

i use kodak ones in my pedals, except when i gig, then powered pedal board, but lack of plug sockets in my bedroom (only have two, one for amp and one for laptop)

should be alright. but should be in the gear forum tbh
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#6
Ok, the polarity on the pedal is + - and the polarity on the plug is - +

That's good yeah?
#7
Quote by leg end
Ok, the polarity on the pedal is + - and the polarity on the plug is - +

That's good yeah?

no. You want both the same, if you're meaning like on the image I posted earlier.
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#9
if you're a total cheapskate there's nothing stopping you cutting the cable, baring the wires and reattaching them in reverse though.
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#10
Well I have just bought a multi power supply that works with my Boss RC-2 Loop Station. That is + - and so is the distortion pedal. However, when I use the power supply with the distortion pedal and turn the distortion on, my amp whistles, it could nearly be described as screaming... Not good I'm guessing. I turn the distortion off and then it's fine. The pedal works fine with a battery. However, I don't get this with the Loop Station...
#11
that would be because it's the wrong polarity. When the pedal's off it's not using the power supply at all.
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#12
Quote by jgbsmith
that would be because it's the wrong polarity. When the pedal's off it's not using the power supply at all.

But the distortion pedal is + - and so is the power supply. Which should work, shouldn't it?
#13
Quote by leg end
But the distortion pedal is + - and so is the power supply. Which should work, shouldn't it?

should do. On the diagram, is the + definitely going to the same bit on both (either the inner pole or the outer shield)
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#14
Quote by jgbsmith
should do. On the diagram, is the + definitely going to the same bit on both (either the inner pole or the outer shield)

On the power supply that makes the pedal "scream" it is definitely the same. On the one I want to use, they aren't.
#15
Quote by leg end
On the power supply that makes the pedal "scream" it is definitely the same. On the one I want to use, they aren't.

that's definitely weird. I would advise against trying the other one though, because using the wrong polarity can destroy gear.
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#16
Quote by jgbsmith
that's definitely weird. I would advise against trying the other one though, because using the wrong polarity can destroy gear.

Ok thanks for your help