Powering a Zoom B3

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SGbassist, Dec 13, 2012.


  1. SGbassist

    SGbassist

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    Hi guys,

    Asking around for experiences of Zoom B3 user, what are u guys using to power it?
    I just striped down my pedal board to a B3 and an EBS microbass. Daisy chaining gives me a big hissing sound. So is considering either a DC brick or a Fuel Tank Jr.
    Wouldn't be considering the others as I'm using in on a PT nano.

    Thanks guys.

    Thanks
  2. Jordan S.

    Jordan S. Supporting Member

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    If you're getting hissing from a daisy chain, a DC Brick won't help you, cause its basically a daisy chain in a metal box. You'll need an isolated power supply of some sort.
  3. SGbassist

    SGbassist

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    Great. That's wat i wanna know. Anyone with experience power a b3 with a FuelTank jr?
  4. Seathal

    Seathal

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    I also have similar inquiries. I have a Harley Benton Power Plant (Fuel Tank Classic clone as far as I know). it states that it haves 8 9V outputs @ 500mA. It also has one 12V 250ma AC output and a DC equivalent. The B3 is rated @ exactly 500ma, since I have 4 other analog (two EHX, a BBS and a Korg Pitcblack) stompboxes I want to make sure I won't run into any problems by feeding them all with "just" 500mA
  5. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire Supporting Member

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    I've been running mine of a 250ma 9V drop from my Voodoo Pedal Power Plus without any apparent issues.

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