1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Does keeping my pedals plugged in drain battery?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassistcali, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Bassistcali

    Bassistcali

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mainly use EHX...ya so if they're off but still daisy chained, do they use battery (use a 9V)
  2. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Likes Received:
    4
    As long as the daisy chain remains plugged in then it should still draw wall power, so it should be fine. I personally wouldn't do it, would get expensive with a lot of pedals.
  4. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    Generally they'll draw power as long as the input is plugged in.
  5. boomertech

    boomertech Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Designer/Owner of FEA Labs
    All of the pedals that I have seen with a power jack and 9V battery snap break the battery connection when the power plug is inserted.

    I used to keep 9V batteries in all of my pedals just-in-case there was a noise issue due to mains power at particular venues. Then I could just pull of the power plugs from the pedal jacks and run noise free for the night on batt power. Then at the end of the night, before packing up my gear, I would put all of the power plugs back in to disconnect the batteries.

    -Frank
  6. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Likes Received:
    7
    When you say daisy chained, are you talking about the power plugs? Or just each pedal connected to the next?

    If you have something plugged into the input of the pedal and using a battery it will drain whether the pedal is on or off.

    If you're using a daisy chain (for power), take out the batteries :)

Share This Page