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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 229
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post

Can this psu use to power a non series alembic bass such as my SC Deluxe and Europa?
By that I mean, can the PSU be adapted to power the bass(s) through the jack socket or can my bass be adapted so that i can use that psu?

Would it be any better or just a saving in batteries?
Just a thought....

Feel free to curse me if I'm suggesting something silly. :-)

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2298
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

I think the 9v battery in a non-Series Alembic should last better than a year. So spending several hundred dollars to save a couple dollars a year does seem impractical. However, as far as the effect on tone, I do seem to recall that someone one posted that he had noticed that he liked the effect on his tone when his battery was almost exhausted, i.e. when the voltage started to drop. If I recall correctly, Mica had suggested adding a resistor or something so that the voltage from a new battery would be reduced. Other than that, there may have been a couple of posts where people asked about going from one battery to two batteries, i.e. 18 volts. And I can't recall at the moment what Mica had to say about that, but it might be worth a search.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2299
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 5:46 am:   Edit Post

Here is a prior comment by Mica on 18v.
Username: mica

Post Number: 2768
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 5:58 pm:   Edit Post

You could have us rewire any of the electronics to use the power supply, but as Dave suggested, you probably only need to chage out the batteries once or maybe twice a year in most cases, so the cost of the work would take many years of batteries saved.

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