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Foreign Effects

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassTapp, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Hey all, this is probably a question that has been answered multiple times but I'm new to the effects game and need a little advice.
    I live in Australia where the prices of many bass pedals are simply ridiculous so I've been wondering about purchasing from the US. Is it possible to plug a pedal made for US use straight into Australian power without anything but the right wall plug? Specifically talking about MXR pedals but interested in general too.
    Essentially can I just add any 9v pedal to my daisy chain power without something blowing up?
  2. boomertech

    boomertech Frank Appleton Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 8, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Designer/Owner of FEA Labs
    9Vdc is 9Vdc everywhere in the universe. Just use the right size and polarity plug for the pedal and you will be fine.

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  4. Thanks Frank, this should save me around $50 per pedal!
    I assume the power in plug is the same size amongst all MXR pedals wherever they are in the world?
  5. sprag


    Sep 15, 2011
    Melb Australia
    Yep. I buy from guys in the classifieds here or ebay (international) frequently. Everything is universally sized. Ie a boss pedal is 9 vdc i think 2.1 mm and centre negative. pretty sure mxr are the same as well as a lot more
  6. sprag


    Sep 15, 2011
    Melb Australia
    .... and the ozzie dollar just hit 93c US today so buy buy buy.
  7. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    Yup, as mentioned before, as long as you get a plug that converts your wall output to 9Vdc, you will be just fine.
    when I moved to Greece from the U.S. a few years ago, I did just that with some of my effects and such. No problems.