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Looking for a battery-powered multi-effects

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Richie Cunningham, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Richie Cunningham

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    I’m looking for a gift for someone who has to use rechargeable batteries for all their guitar gear. Their amp, delay pedal, and wah pedal all run on batteries. What I’m looking for is a multi-effects pedal that can do assorted effects like reverbs, flanges, phasers, choruses, distortions, overdrives, etc. It should be rugged and made for stomping.
     
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    I don't think you'll find such a beast. Well, maybe some of the Zoom stuff, and I'm guessing those batteries drain very quickly.
    I think the best solution here is one of those rechargeable power supplies, like this:
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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DJQLFDH/?tag=tdpri-20

    Then you can run whatever
     
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    Boss GT-1 is rugged, has the same generation of effects and amp sims as GT-100, and runs on four AA batteries. Less rugged but smaller and still battery-powered: Zoom G1 Four. The Zoom's stomps are smallish and close together, though, so for live playing I would look at the Zoom G3n and velcro a power bank on the back.
     
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    Something like the Zoom G1 Four / G1x Four will run on AA batteries. I'm sure other brands have something similar.

    Last year I was doing a bunch of farmers market type gigs running everything by battery. For pedals I ended up with typical cell phone power banks and a 5v to 9v converter. I found that converter worked so well that it became how I ran my pedals even when there was a regular plug available. Link here is just an example; can't for the life of me remember what brand/model I got: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ID90E3C/?tag=tdpri-20
     
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    I have a BOSS ME50 that can optionally run on batteries (AAx6).
    I've never used it that way for any extended time though.
     
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    Boss ME-80

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    These!
    The ME70 is great, too!
     
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    Wasn't aware that those BOSS units could run off batteries.
    Can you make it through a gig without running out of juice?
     
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    Sorry #blowtourch I couldn't say, I just 'noodle' at home. Reviews say yes.
     
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    Easily, with fresh batteries.
     
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    Its hard to do better than Zoom for battery-powered multi-effects.
     
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    I have an ancient BOSS ME-20.
    I used it alot at home and mostly with AA batteries. They last a long time...many many hours...which for me means months.
    For me it useful to run an aux in and practice along in Spotify with headphones.
     
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    I've played a lot gigs years ago with a Zoom multi effects unit. I thought all the modulation effects and reverbs and delays sounded pretty decent. It seems like it would run a long time on 4 AA batteries, longer than pedals requiring the old 9 volt batteries from what I recall.

    That was back when you could get a 4 pack of standard Rayovac AA batteries for $1 and 2 packs of their standard 9 volts for the same price. I never used a power supply as those batteries were pretty cheap and I only had maybe 2 other pedals on my board. I would change batteries before every gig, sometimes weekly but mostly every 2 weeks. As batteries got more expensive and my pedal count increased because I moved away from the multi effects of the Zoom for individual pedals I went with a power supply.
     
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    The Boss GT-1 is, well, boss.
     
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    Since getting a Boss ME-80, my Line6 PodGo has been collecting dust.
     
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    I like my Zoom G1On as back up. Not the best, but good for how much it is. If budget allows, I would go for the Boss GT-1.

    My demo:
     
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