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Jack Off of Jack On?

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

  1. FreeBassJunky

    FreeBassJunky

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    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. bassteban

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    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

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    Must resist urge to make juvenile comment about thread title!:D
  4. bassteban

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    Yeah, way too easy. I need more of a challenge. It will get some attention though.
  5. Gadgetjunky

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    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. AaronMB

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    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

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  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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

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

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

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    Yesh - the title should be Plug IN or Plug OUT unless the double entendre is intentional.
  10. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    That's what she said?

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