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Trio pedal HIGHLY recommended for cigar box players

Started by Ernest Gusella Jan 25, 2016. 0 Replies

Hello to the 'pedal to the metal' crowd:I am a retired artist/media/professor type who has done 10 CD's with synths/guitars/pedals etc.  I began building cigar box guitars last year and have sold 15…Continue

Intro and some Help...

Started by Bernie Mango Feb 28, 2014. 0 Replies

Sorry for the duplicate, but I should have posted this as a "discussion" and not a "comment"--so it's going to show up twice.Please disregard the "comment" version" so you can reply to this one.I…Continue

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Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on February 9, 2018 at 11:12pm

Your very welcome Bear, look forward to build!

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on February 9, 2018 at 7:52pm

I will do Blind Lemon Cello. I've now found a 12v 20ah battery that by calculation should last well over 20 hours powering a 12v 800ma pedal? It's £40 but deep cycling so can be drained to just above 10%. I'm hoping to have a battery meter too to make sure I don't take it below 10%. The charger is another £40 but it's not a trickle charger so worth the extra money it would seem. Amazing how much can be learned from a day spent reading about this stuff and watching videos lol.

Might not be doing the battery build for a while due to finances but as soon as I've done it I'll post pictures and maybe even a "how to".

Thanks again. You've been a fantastic help and I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend. Bear :o) 

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on February 9, 2018 at 6:34pm

That's one serious pedal Bear!! When you said pedal I was thinking a distortion type pedal only. Curious as to the specs on the battery you received. 12v 7ah should last for hours like you mentioned. Post pic when project is done.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on February 9, 2018 at 5:27pm

It's a tube pedal from Vox. 12v and 800ma. I've found a battery that will charge it for over 20 hours and a charger to go with the battery. Not cheap but well worth it. I was going to use an inline switch to turn the power from the battery on and off but I guess that's what the power switch on the pedal is for. Thanks again for your help last night Blind Lemon Cello. It helped lots! 

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on February 9, 2018 at 5:21pm

This is the pedal I'm looking at creating a mobile power supply for (not sure how to insert images into text boxes but I'll try):

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on February 7, 2018 at 7:01pm

Thanks again for getting back to me Blind Lemon Cello. Yes I'm in the UK. Everything is grounded over here. I lived in the USA for a few years and was always surprised at the plugs over there.

The splicing sounds much easier and as you say it can maybe charge the battery that way too. I'll try that method. No doubt I'll be able to use the bits I bought anyway. I'll post photos once it's done and hopefully it might help others in the UK. Obviously with thanks and credit to you included in there too!

Seems like a lot of messing about for one pedal but I've wanted one since I got into the CBG game so worth going that extra mile for. To me anyway.

Thanks again and have a great night. 

Bear. 

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on February 7, 2018 at 6:46pm

Your in the UK? So I assume your working with the standard "G" plug. In the USA most pedals are just 2 wire with 9v adapters from 120v and they separate. I think I may of misunderstood your project and I apologize as I was referring to what I had done to my buskin' amp a few posts earlier. To run your pedal on the 12v battery you will need to bypass your standard male "G" plug which I assume is stepping down your voltage from 240v to 12v? If you want to keep the plug in option you will need to splice the positive & negative wires from the battery into the harness. This way you can plug in or go remote with the battery. Keeping the pedal in the off position the splice can also act as a battery charger by plugging your "G" plug into your 240v source, the spiced leads are seeing 12v which will return to the battery if that plug is also reducing the voltage. If the voltage is reduced in the pedal then all contacts will have to be done internally.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on February 7, 2018 at 5:51pm

I've bought some parts on ebay just now (battery, battery charger and a wall socket) but it's raised another question. When wiring the live and neutral points of the battery to the common wall plug socket in the battery housing (a box), what do I do about ground? Also, do I need something to invert the power so I can plug in a 240v plug? 

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on February 7, 2018 at 3:54pm

Boogie on Ol' Grey Bear!!

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on February 7, 2018 at 3:46pm

Thanks again Blind Lemon Cello. This has helped massively. Going to go and get the battery you mentioned. I cant thank you enough! 

 

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