changing from 9v to 18v, how do you do that?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by sirgrooveholic, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. sirgrooveholic


    Sep 26, 2002
    I think that it has space for another battery, does anyone knows where I connect that extra cable for a new battery and where I can get it

    Is it some kind of place like radio shack? and what's the name of it.
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Mark Gollihur posted a quick and dirty way of making a 18V harness out of three 9V battery connectors here a while back. Radio Shack sells three packs of the connectors; do a search here for "easy 18V" and you should find the thread.

    Basically, you take the three connectors and solder them together in a certain way, then snap the conversion harness into your factory battery connector. No permanent mods to your bass.

    Are you sure your electronics can handle 18V? I did a permanent 18V conversion to my Steinie, but I knew the EMGs could handle it.