#1
With scant instructions and no visible on/off switch, how do I turn it off so the 2 9v cells arent dead in a week?

tried to search for this in files but I suck at that too

thanks!
#2
Quote by bruce em
With scant instructions and no visible on/off switch, how do I turn it off so the 2 9v cells arent dead in a week?

tried to search for this in files but I suck at that too thanks!


are you leaving the input jack plugged in?

if you leave the cable in you will kill the battery because it will be on, regardless whether the pedal is on of off.
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#3
Unplugging the input jack is standard, but I'd expect that pedal to chew through batteries under normal operation too. Might want to think about a power supply.
#4
As the others said, unplug the input jack cable when you're not using it. But loopers and other time based pedals like reverb and delay draw a lot of power naturally and will always chew through batteries. A 9V adapter is definitely recommended.
#6
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Super!

So if using a power supply, leave the batteries out?

Thanks!

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#7
Loopers are digital units... they eat batteries real fast.

All digital pedals should run off a power supply.
#8
Generally yeah, as said make sure it's completely unplugged, it depends on the company but TC pedals seem to remain on if there's even just one jack plugged in.

And not sure about loopers but the Flashback ate a new, decent 9V battery in half an hour in my case. A power supply is probably a better idea. OD/distortion pedals tend to be less power hungry and work for a month or two with one battery.
#10
Digital pedals tear through batteries, especially delays and loopers. Use a power supply.
#11
Quote by bruce em
Super!

So if using a power supply, leave the batteries out?

Thanks!


Check the manual. It might be ok to leave them in. I had some pedals that stated leaving the battery in wasn't a problem, although generally, you'd take it out.
#12
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Check the manual. It might be ok to leave them in. I had some pedals that stated leaving the battery in wasn't a problem, although generally, you'd take it out.


Take it out anyway. A failed battery inside a pedal is a sight to behold.

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