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Damaging the AKAI Headrush to give it 12V instead of 9V?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by De Teng, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    I borrowed an AKAI Headrush stompbox from a friend of mine (who accidently happens to be the guitarist of the band) and he forgot to take the 9V adaptor.

    I searched in a few carboard boxes at home (we just moved in our new house... yeah... really usefull info. :p ) and only found a stabilized adapter that provides 12V with a current of 1,25 Ampère.

    I know that the last aspect won't do any harm (like with all pedals), but I'm a little inconvenient about the 12 Volts.... the AKAI is a pro pedal, so it perhaps could be harmful to it?

    Thanks in advance...

    (I won't be hooking it up, until I have a reaction... otherwise it could be costing me money... and I don't have it. :mrgreen: )
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    12v would probably damage the pedal. Don't do it.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Don't do it. You may burn out some diodes and stuff in there, not to mention any ic's.
  4. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    Ok, thanks guys. This advice is worth money :smug: