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18v to 9v

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 4stringer711, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. 4stringer711


    Sep 24, 2016
    Anyone switch from 18v to 9v and been happy with the results? I am doing a preamp and pickup change and adding some toggle switches for coil splitting.
    I dont want to route a new battery cavity and may need the extra space to fit everything. One option is eliminating one of the batteries.
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    If you don’t boost much, you won’t notice the difference. I suggest you try 9v, and if you don’t notice any compression or distortion, you’re golden.
  3. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    This. 18V is preferred if you boost a lot. Some circuits actually get longer battery life using 9V vs 18v, too!

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