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Sadowsky Onboard Pre running on 18v?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by LaBassGuy, Jul 10, 2013.


  1. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy

    Aug 26, 2008
    I'd like to replace my Carvin SB5000 pre with a Sadowsky pre, and want to know if the Sadowsky preamp can be wired as an 18v system.

    Thank you for your assistance.
     
  2. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
    Why you ask here? Roger will gladly answer your question and you'll be sure of the right reply, instead of "TB speculations"
    :)

    M
     
  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Here's what Roger said on the Sadowsky forum:

    "Although our circuit can handle 18 volts, there is no audible difference if using one or two batteries."
     
  4. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
    +1
     
  5. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy

    Aug 26, 2008
    I want to wire in 18v not because I think it will sound better but simply because there is another compartment that I might as well use of instead of wiring it in 9v.
     
  6. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
    You could rewire the two batts in parallel. You'll still have 9v but it will last 2/3 years :D