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Jack Off of Jack On?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by FreeBassJunky, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. For all of youse guys that use pedals, stompboxes, or wah-wahs, when you are not playing, do you unplug your cable from the said pedal, do you take the 9v battery out, or do you just leave it? I have read that some pedals are "on" as long as the circuit is complete. What should I do to conserve battery power?
     
  2. Plugged in w/ battery(as opposed to wal-wart/power supply) usually means drain, so I unplug. I think you can leave the batt in
     
  3. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    Must resist urge to make juvenile comment about thread title!:D
     
  4. Yeah, way too easy. I need more of a challenge. It will get some attention though.
     
  5. Gadgetjunky

    Gadgetjunky

    Aug 9, 2011
    if you are not playing pedal for an extended period of time, like a month or what ever, definately take out the battery. I've had a lot of top brand batteries swell up and leak lately. You don't what that in your pedal.

    That said, there are very few times where I need a battery. So when I'm using shore-power I take the bateries out because of the leaking issue and stuff on the board may not move for months.

    Unplugging on battery power is a good idea, but unplugging on breaks seems a bit excessive to me.
     
  6. If you want to save the battery's life, in general, unplug the input jack: jack off.

    FYI - Some pedals will still drain a battery, it just takes longer with the jack off.

    +1 to the leaking issue. It happens [even] with the jack off. :bassist:


    Yes - way too easy; I just had to, though...
     
  7. Groovy_Gravy

    Groovy_Gravy

    Apr 26, 2012
  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado

    Ya ... hahahahaha ... ya hahaha ...

    Sorry that was my Beavis and Butthead reaction.
     
  9. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Yesh - the title should be Plug IN or Plug OUT unless the double entendre is intentional.
     
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's what she said?
     



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