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adding a power supply

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by heavyfunkmachin, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. heavyfunkmachin


    Jan 21, 2005
    hi all,

    i have an old mxr distortion plus and im tired of wasting batteries and changing the output setting since with less power it has less volume, i was wondering if its possible to mod the pedal to put a power supply instead of feeding it with batteries...

    any ideas?

    is it hard?

    what do i need to know?
  2. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    You could just get a power supply / daisy chain with a 9V adapter. You won't have to mod your pedal, but if you can't get the connector inside you might want to file down a small bit of your pedal to put the wire through.
  3. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Post up a gut shot.
    It may be as easy as unsoldering the + and - (red/black) from the board and running wires to a DC jack (which you'll have to drill the enclosure and install...).
    It would take all of six minutes!
  4. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    You can get a 9v battery adapter.

    Easy as pie, no mod, except for maybe a hole drilled for the wire.
  5. heavyfunkmachin


    Jan 21, 2005

    i just found out what people are paying for a scipt logo mxr distortion +

    the hell with it! im going to sell it!!!!
  6. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    haha. well that's good. how much are they going for these days. mid 100's?
  7. heavyfunkmachin


    Jan 21, 2005
    i saw a "buy now" one in ebay for like 230 bucks... i find it way optimistic, but...hey, who knows.
  8. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    I have an old Distortion +...I got a 9V battery clip and drilled a very small notch in the chassis (at the top of the pedal) where the bottom plate screws on...and I just feed that out to a PS...

    Alas, I think this pedal is on it's last leg...The foam inside it is so old it's turned to dust...and the last time I opened it up, all this dusty crud fell out...The jack and POTS have become noisey as well...I think she's retired...

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