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Oh no, Tavo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ugh, I tore the part where I attach the battery in my treasured (above almost all treasures) beautiful heavy-duty Dyno Brain that Tavo made for me years back. It's the one with the heavier circuits, brighter light, etc. to deal with the demands of break-everything Konrad...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

So I guess the easiest thing is to find a 9vlt power supply (which I've never bothered to do). I don't want to leave it with anyone for even a simple repair.

Any advice on a european power supply to sue that won't suck out the tone? I've seen all of my guitar player friends bitch and whine about this kind of thing... And also I don't want to fry it.

Anyway... It's a tiny thing, I know. But I KNOW it's no longer pristine...

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHT!!!

And it's my bestest, favoritist pedal on earth.

Another question--I mashed the battery into the plugs anyway, and it plays but sometimes it majorly pops. If I just take the battery out and don't repair it and plug it into (I dunno--a boss 9vlt power supply?) will the popping continue/ Or is that just the battery tapping in and out due to the damaged connection?

As you can tell, I'm a total dummy with anything electronic.

K

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Konrad, that's a simple one minute fix. Solder two wires and you're set. It's so easy even I can do it.

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Yes. As Wabash Slim says - ez fix. My atomic orginally did not have a battery - i added. But i runs of a 9v boss adapter . I would not run on any greater than 9v regulated ps (-)

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I know it's simple... but it still bugs me.

9v boss? Here I come.

By the way, my wife thinks I did this on purpose to have an excuse to get Tavo's latest pedal.

K

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Anyway, so what is all of the whining about power supplies and pedals? Will any 9v power supply do?

I typically run a space echo, dyno, tube screamer and tuner. Might as well get off baths for good.

K

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OneSpot 9v works ok. If it’s whining, that’s another problem, probably your house electrical setup or any electrical interference.

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Gotta see what's available over here in Europe where the voltage is like a zillion watts.

K

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Gotta see what's available over here in Europe where the voltage is like a zillion watts.

K

– Konrad

Actually, no. The voltage is zero watts. The wattage on the other hand...

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You’ll pick up a 240v/9v power supply no problem. Most devices like that are auto switching anyway.

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These guys have got you covered! :)

to get slightly technical from my standpoint:

black wire from a new 9volt clip goes to the ring of the "stereo" input jack. (switchcraft 12b) This acts as a shorting switch when the mono instrument connect is NOT inserted into the pedal, thus disconnecting the battery to prolong its life when not in operation. Hot/red wire connects to the (+) side lug of the DC power jack..(you'll see other hot lug going to circuit board and LED) this is all you need to know assuming the (-) lug on the DC is connected to the ground lug of either input or output jack of the pedal.

If this is all to complex then just splice a new 9v batt clip to the existing one, matching color for color. be sure to individually insulate each wire and then cover w a common insular (electrical tape) for strength.

I dont use battery clips anymore, as they are only used by about 2% of pedal owners and they are horrible for the environment, like really really bad. So dont fix the pedal, tell your wife this and I'll get a new Dynobrain that is more green friendly to you:) btw..why isnt a boss PSA 9v power adapter a viable alternative? It's simply converting your wall pwr to a nominal DC power source.

ps. Or a rockboard lithium recharge unit for your pedals for cheeeeep. check this out https://www.premierguitar.c...

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Pictures of little things look so good on the GDP. They get blowed up real big.

Pictures of big things look so worse. They get all shrunked.

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Pictures of little things look so good on the GDP. They get blowed up real big.

Pictures of big things look so worse. They get all shrunked.

– Proteus

drives me insane here, but tis wha-titis

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Thanks!!!!

Yes, I'm already lobbying the wife!

K

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Thanks!!!!

Yes, I'm already lobbying the wife!

K

– Konrad

hhmmm whats her favorite color?:)


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