Powering the Fulltone Soul Bender

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by ShortintheSleeve, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. ShortintheSleeve

    ShortintheSleeve TDPRI Member

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    So I just purchased Soul Bender, but I have no desire to power it using the adaptor plug (it's a center-positive pedal).

    I power my board with a Truetone 1Spot brick with isolated power. Could I use a Truetone reverse polarity cable? https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/1SpotCYR--truetone-1-spot-reverse-polarity-converter

    One of the reviews on that link says the guy tried it with the Soul Bender, but then the rest of his pedals didn't work. I'm assuming he was running a daisy chain and not a brick with isolated power, but I was hoping someone on here has had success with my intended approach.

    I'll just go with the 9V battery route if necessary.
     
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    Can't help you here, but I do prefer my fuzzes with battery juat because I keep them off board and swap out alot. And fuzzes draw very little current...
     
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    Same, here. I use a battery for my SB and for another center-positive fuzz. I just don't want to fry them and the battery lasts for a long time.
     
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    Great pedal.

    I use a battery with mine.

    If it’s any consolation, this thing does NOT eat batteries.

    I have left the pedal plugged in for multiple consecutive days several times and still haven’t changed my battery in over a year.
     
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    Based on the feedback, I'm definitely going the battery route. Thanks for the info!
     
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    As far as I understand these center-positive pedals, even with the proper TrueTone adapter plug, they must be isolated (on a different power line) from other center-negative pedals. It's really been less complicated for me to use a battery for my Soul Bender.
     
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    Yeah, mine is running on its own adapter because of the center negative. on a true isolated power supply, the reverse polarity adapter should work fine, but I haven't tried it.

    I might go the battery route myself, but mine does stay on the board and plugged in....
     
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