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Powering a Zoom B3

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SGbassist, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. SGbassist


    Jan 3, 2012
    Hi guys,

    Asking around for experiences of Zoom B3 user, what are u guys using to power it?
    I just striped down my pedal board to a B3 and an EBS microbass. Daisy chaining gives me a big hissing sound. So is considering either a DC brick or a Fuel Tank Jr.
    Wouldn't be considering the others as I'm using in on a PT nano.

    Thanks guys.

  2. Jordan S.

    Jordan S.

    Mar 25, 2012
    NSW, Australia
    Blacksheep Effects Pedals
    If you're getting hissing from a daisy chain, a DC Brick won't help you, cause its basically a daisy chain in a metal box. You'll need an isolated power supply of some sort.
  3. SGbassist


    Jan 3, 2012
    Great. That's wat i wanna know. Anyone with experience power a b3 with a FuelTank jr?
  4. Seathal


    Jan 20, 2011
    I also have similar inquiries. I have a Harley Benton Power Plant (Fuel Tank Classic clone as far as I know). it states that it haves 8 9V outputs @ 500mA. It also has one 12V 250ma AC output and a DC equivalent. The B3 is rated @ exactly 500ma, since I have 4 other analog (two EHX, a BBS and a Korg Pitcblack) stompboxes I want to make sure I won't run into any problems by feeding them all with "just" 500mA
  5. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire

    Jun 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    Source Audio BETA tester
    I've been running mine of a 250ma 9V drop from my Voodoo Pedal Power Plus without any apparent issues.