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Boss OC-3. Octaver. Eater of Batteries.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Altitude, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I used my new OC-3 last night for the first time at a gig. It went through ONE BATTERY PER SET!!! And the batteries didn't conveniently die at the end of the set, either, I gradually lost my sound in the middle of tunes. To the chagrin of the leader.

    I knew the OC-3 was hard on batteries, but that was ridiculous. 90% of the time I was bypassing, too.

    Beware. Or just do what I obviously need to, get a power source.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    It eats a lot, like most digital pedals.
    I can't see why anyone would use batteries with effects anyway. :)
  3. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Visual Sound 1 Spot.
  4. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i thought that said, "eater of babies," so i am relieved. :ninja:
  5. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Power supplies are where it's at!
  6. its true...i can hardly use active basses because i get so worried about going through batteries like that...definatly look into power supplies!
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Do we have a power supply megathread already ?